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]

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Rank Player Points Team
1 Argentina Lionel Messi 1073 Spain Barcelona
2 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 352 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 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 128 England Chelsea
7 Spain Fernando Torres 113 England Liverpool
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

Women[edit]

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