2006 FIFA World Player of the Year

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The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time. He finished ahead of the retired Midfielder Zinédine Zidane, who won the Golden Ball at the World Cup and the winner of the last FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho in the final round of voting.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Player Points Team
1 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 498 Spain Real Madrid
Italy Juventus
2 France Zinedine Zidane 454 Spain Real Madrid
3 Brazil Ronaldinho 380 Spain Barcelona
4 France Thierry Henry 317 England Arsenal
5 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 300 Spain Barcelona
6 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 150 England Chelsea
7 Brazil Kaká 139 Italy Milan
8 Italy Gianluigi Buffon 118 Italy Juventus
9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 86 Italy Internazionale
Italy Juventus
10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 69 England Manchester United
11 Germany Michael Ballack 53 England Chelsea
Germany Bayern Munich
12 England Steven Gerrard 48 England Liverpool
13 Germany Miroslav Klose 46 Germany Werder Bremen
14 England Frank Lampard 31 England Chelsea
15 Portugal Deco 25 Spain Barcelona
16 Portugal Luís Figo 20 Italy Internazionale
17 Argentina Juan Román Riquelme 16 Spain Villarreal
17 France Franck Ribéry 16 France Marseille
17 England Wayne Rooney 16 England Manchester United
20 Italy Gennaro Gattuso 15 Italy Milan
21 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 14 England Chelsea
Italy Milan
22 France Patrick Vieira 13 Italy Internazionale
Italy Juventus
22 Ghana Michael Essien 13 England Chelsea
24 Czech Republic Petr Čech 11 England Chelsea
25 Italy Alessandro Nesta 9 Italy Milan
26 France Lilian Thuram 8 Spain Barcelona
Italy Juventus
27 Germany Jens Lehmann 6 England Arsenal
28 Germany Philipp Lahm 3 Germany Bayern Munich
29 Mexico Rafael Márquez 2 Spain Barcelona
29 Brazil Adriano 2 Italy Internazionale
30 Portugal Ricardo Quaresma 1 Portugal FC Porto

Women[edit]

Rank Player Points
1 Brazil Marta 475
2 United States Kristine Lilly 388
3 Germany Renate Lingor 305
4 United States Abby Wambach 182
5 England Kelly Smith 157
6 Germany Silke Rottenberg 154
7 China Han Duan 116
8 China Ma Xiaoxu 99
9 Sweden Malin Moström 87
10 Sweden Lotta Schelin 82
11 Nigeria Cynthia Uwak 81
12 North Korea Ri Kum-Suk 64
13 Norway Ingvild Stensland 54
14 France Laura Georges 48
15 Canada Christine Sinclair 39
16 Mexico Monica Ocampo 34
17 France Sandrine Soubeyrand 31
18 Finland Laura Kalmari 24
19 Australia Cheryl Salisbury 12
20 Denmark Cathrine Paaske Sørensen 11

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