2009 South American Footballer of the Year

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Juan Sebastián Verón is the South American Footballer of the Year for 2009.

The 2009 South American Footballer of the Year, given to the best football player in South America by Uruguayan newspaper El País through voting by journalists across the continent, was awarded to Juan Sebastián Verón of Estudiantes de La Plata on December 31, 2009.[1]

Verón became the first player since Carlos Tévez in 2004 (and later in 2005) to repeat the award.


Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Juan Sebastián Verón  Argentina Argentina Estudiantes 109
2 Édison Méndez  Ecuador Ecuador LDU Quito[1] 64
Humberto Suazo  Chile Mexico Monterrey 64
4 Leandro Desábato  Argentina Argentina Estudiantes 52
5 Claudio Bieler  Argentina Ecuador LDU Quito 48
6 Salvador Cabañas  Paraguay Mexico América 45
Nicolás Lodeiro  Uruguay Uruguay Nacional 45
8 Nicolás Otamendi  Argentina Argentina Vélez Sársfield 43
Miguel Pinto  Chile Chile Universidad de Chile 43
10 Néicer Reasco  Ecuador Ecuador LDU Quito 42
11 Gary Medel  Chile Chile Universidad Católica
Argentina Boca Juniors
12 Mauro Boselli  Argentina Argentina Estudiantes 35
Guillermo Ochoa  Mexico Mexico América 35
14 Enrique Vera  Paraguay Mexico América
Ecuador LDU Quito
15 Darío Conca  Argentina Brazil Fluminense 25
16 Aldo Bobadilla  Paraguay Colombia Independiente Medellín 20
Santiago Silva  Uruguay Argentina Vélez Sársfield 20
18 Claudio Morel Rodríguez  Paraguay Argentina Boca Juniors 19
19 Rolando Schiavi  Argentina Argentina Estudiantes
Argentina Newell's Old Boys
20 Adriano  Brazil Brazil Flamengo 17


1.^ Édison Méndez played for Dutch club PSV during the first half of 2009.


  1. ^ Tavani, Raúl (December 31, 2009). "El Virrey". El País. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 

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