2005 FIFA World Player of the Year

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The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. He finished ahead of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and his Barcelona teammate Samuel Eto'o in the final round of voting.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

[1]

Rank Name Team Country Points
1 Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona Brazil Brazil 956
2 Frank Lampard England Chelsea England England 306
3 Samuel Eto'o Spain Barcelona Cameroon Cameroon 190
4 Thierry Henry England Arsenal France France 172
5 Adriano Italy Inter Milan Brazil Brazil 170
6 Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan Ukraine Ukraine 153
7 Gerrard England Liverpool F.C. England England 131
8 Kaká Italy Milan Brazil Brazil 101
9 Paolo Maldini Italy Milan Italy Italy 76
10 Didier Drogba England Chelsea Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 56

Women[edit]

[2]

Rank Player Club Points
1 Germany Birgit Prinz Germany FFC Frankfurt 513
2 Brazil Marta Sweden Umeå IK 429
3 United States Shannon Boxx United States Ajax Los Angeles 235
4 Sweden Hanna Ljungberg Sweden Umeå IK 206
5 Germany Renate Lingor Germany FFC Frankfurt 170
6 Mexico Maribel Domínguez United States Atlanta Beat
Spain FC Barcelona
115
7 Norway Solveig Gulbrandsen Norway Kolbotn 97
7 Germany Sandra Minnert Germany SC Bad Neuenahr 97
9 United States Christie Welsh France Lyon
United States New Jersey Wildcats
78
10 England Kelly Smith England Arsenal L.F.C. 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Awards – World Player of the Year - Top 10". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Awards – Women Player of the Year - Top 12". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 March 2016.