2006 FIFA World Player of the Year

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2006 FIFA World Player of the year
2005
2007


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.[1]

The female FIFA soccer player of the year was Marta.[2]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

[3]

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 Italy Andrea Pirlo 86 Italy Milan
10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 69 England Manchester United

Women[edit]

[4]

Rank Player Club Points
1 Brazil Marta Sweden Umeå IK 475
2 United States Kristine Lilly 388
3 Germany Renate Lingor Germany FFC Frankfurt 305
4 United States Abby Wambach 182
5 England Kelly Smith England Arsenal L.F.C. 157
6 Germany Silke Rottenberg Germany FCR Duisburg
Germany FFC Frankfurt
154
7 China Han Duan 116
8 China Ma Xiaoxu 99
9 Sweden Malin Moström Sweden Umeå IK 87
10 Sweden Lotta Schelin Sweden Göteborg FC 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Ballon d'Or - FIFA World Player GALA 2006 - FIFA Ballon d'Or - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "Marta blends speed and technique". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  3. ^ "FIFA Awards – World Player of the Year - Top 10". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Awards – Women Player of the Year - Top 12". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 March 2016.