FIFA World Football player of the year

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FIFA World Player of the Year

Football Award

The following table lists the results of the annual (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA world player of the year awards. The best player is decided by votes cast by international team managers. Each manager is given 3 votes, the best player is awarded 5, second player, 3 and third player 1 point. All the points are totted up and the winner is the player who has totalled the greatest number of points. From 2004, points were also awarded by the captains of national football teams

The table lists the top 3 players in each year along with details of the number of points they received, their nationality, and the football club they were playing for at the time.

Year Pos. Player Points Nationality Football Club
2ndFrank Lampard429EnglandChelsea
3rdSamuel Eto'o190CameroonBarcelona
2ndThierry Henry552FranceArsenal
3rdAndriy Shevchenko253UkraineAC Milan
20031stZinedine Zidane264FranceReal Madrid
2ndThierry Henry186FranceArsenal
3rdRonaldo176BrazilReal Madrid
20021stRonaldo384BrazilInter Milan
2ndOliver Kahn171GermanyBayern Munich
3rdZinedine Zidane141FranceReal Madrid
20011stLuis Figo250PortugalReal Madrid
2ndDavid Beckham238EnglandManchester United
3rdRaúl96SpainReal Madrid
20001stZinedine Zidane370FranceJuventus
2ndLuis Figo329PortugalBarcelona
2ndDavid Beckham194EnglandManchester United
3rdGabriel Batistuta79ArgentinaFiorentina
19981stZinedine Zidane518FranceJuventus
2ndRonaldo164BrazilInter Milan
3rdDavor Suker108CroatiaReal Madrid
2ndRoberto Carlos65BrazilReal Madrid
3rdDennis Bergkamp &
Zinedine Zidane
2ndGeorge Weah140LiberiaAC Milan
3rdAlan Shearer123EnglandBlackburn Rovers
19951stGeorge Weah170LiberiaAC Milan
2ndPaolo Maldini80ItalyAC Milan
3rdJürgen Klinsmann58GermanyTottenham Hotspur
19941stRomario346BrazilCR Flamengo
2ndHristo Stoitchkov100BulgariaBarcelona
3rdRoberto Baggio80ItalyJuventus
19931stRoberto Baggio152ItalyJuventus
3rdDennis Bergkamp58HollandAjax
19921stMarco van Basten161HollandAC Milan
2ndHristo Stoitchkov88BulgariaBarcelona
3rdThomas Hässler61GermanyAS Roma
19911stLothar Matthäus128GermanyInter Milan
2ndJean-Pierre Papin113FranceMarseille
3rdGary Lineker40EnglandTottenham Hotspur
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