FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Messi clinches FIFA world player award January 11, 2011

    Zurich: Lionel Messi's mesmerizing performances for Barcelona outweighed a disappointing World Cup, ensuring the Argentina forward was named the world's best player of 2010. Messi won the FIFA award for a second straight year on Monday, finishing ahead of Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. "It's a very special day for...
  • Ronaldo, Messi in FIFA Player of the Year list December 8, 2009

    Zurich: Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was given a chance to defend his World Player of the Year title on Monday when he was named on the shortlist for this year's accolade. Argentina's Lionel Messi, Brazil's Kaka, the 2007 winner, and Spanish pair Andres Iniesta and Xavi completed the shortlist for the...