The FIFA World Player of the Year was an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, between 1991 and 2015.Coaches and captains of international teams and media representatives selected the player they deem to have performed the best in the previous calendar year.
year player team votes; 2019: Lionel Messi: Barcelona : 2018: Luka Modrić : Real Madrid : 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid : 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid : 2015: Lionel Messi: Barcelona : 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid : 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid : 2012: Lionel Messi: Barcelona: 47.3%: 2011: Lionel Messi: Barcelona: 60.2%: 2010: Xavi Hernandez: Barcelona: 25.8%: 2009: Lionel Messi: Barcelona
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The list is for the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was won by Luís Figo in 2001. Michael ...
Virgil Van Dijk is, quite simply, the best centre back in the world right now. While Manchester City's Ruben Dias has entered the fray and won the FWA Footballer of the Year Award for the 2020-21...
The award was initially called FIFA World Player of the Year from its inception in 1991 to 2009, but has recently been rebranded as The Best FIFA Men’s Player, with the first winner of the newly-named competition coming in 2016. Lothar Matthaus was the first ever winner back in 1991 and Robert Lewandowski is the current holder having won in 2020.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is World Soccer’s World Player of the Year for the second year running after a brilliant 12 months for Real Madrid, who won their 10th European Cup in May, with the Portuguese forward scoring in the 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Final in Lisbon. Ronaldo, who won the award in 2008 while playing for Manchester United, saw off competition from several of Germany’s victorious World Cup side, as well as his La Liga rival, Argentina star Lionel Messi, who finished ...
The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious soccer competition in the world. Played every four years, the World Cup hosts the top 32 national teams in a month long tournament.
Men's World Player of the Year. 1982 – Paolo Rossi (ITA), Juventus (23%) 1983 – Zico (BRA), Udinese (28%) 1984 – Michel Platini (FRA), Juventus (54%) 1985 – Michel Platini (FRA), Juventus (21%) 1986 – Diego Maradona (ARG), Napoli (36%) 1987 – Ruud Gullit (NED), Milan (39%) 1988 – Marco van Basten (NED), Milan (43%)