2009 FIFA World Player of the Year

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The 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year awards took place on 21 December 2009 at the Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. Shortlists of 23 men and 10 women were announced on 30 October 2009.[1] The final five contenders for this year’s FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards were announced on 7 December 2009.[2] Lionel Messi was announced as the World Player of the Year with a record points total.[3]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Player Points Team
1 Argentina Lionel Messi 2021 Spain Barcelona
2 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 320 England Manchester United
Spain Real Madrid
3 Spain Xavi 196 Spain Barcelona
4 Brazil Kaká 190 Italy Milan
Spain Real Madrid
5 Spain Andrés Iniesta 134 Spain Barcelona
6 Spain Fernando Torres 128 England Liverpool
7 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 113 England Chelsea
8 England Steven Gerrard 64 England Liverpool
9 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 54 Spain Barcelona
Italy Internazionale
10 England Wayne Rooney 45 England Manchester United
11 England Frank Lampard 31 England Chelsea
12= Germany Michael Ballack 27 England Chelsea
12= England John Terry 27 England Chelsea
14 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 22 Italy Internazionale
Spain Barcelona
15= Italy Gianluigi Buffon 19 Italy Juventus
15= Ghana Michael Essien 19 England Chelsea
17 Spain Iker Casillas 17 Spain Real Madrid
18 Spain Carles Puyol 14 Spain Barcelona
19= Brazil Diego 8 Germany Werder Bremen
Italy Juventus
19= Spain David Villa 8 Spain Valencia
21 France Franck Ribéry 7 Germany Bayern Munich
22 France Thierry Henry 6 Spain Barcelona
23 Brazil Luís Fabiano 2 Spain Sevilla

Women[edit]

Rank Player Points Team
1 Brazil Marta 833 United States Los Angeles Sol
Brazil Santos
2 Germany Birgit Prinz 290 Germany Frankfurt
3 England Kelly Smith 252 United States Boston Breakers
4 Brazil Cristiane 239 United States Chicago Red Stars
Brazil Santos
5 Germany Inka Grings 216 Germany Duisburg

Shortlist of 10 players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shortlists for FIFA awards revealed". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 30 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Final five for FIFA awards revealed". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Messi takes first award, Marta obtains record-breaking fourth crown". FIFA.com. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2010.