2012 South American Footballer of the Year

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Neymar is the South American Footballer of the Year for 2012.

The 2012 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 Neymar of Santos on December 31, 2012.[1]

Neymar became the first player since Juan Sebastián Verón in 2008 (and later in 2009) to repeat the award.


Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Neymar  Brazil Brazil Santos 199
2 Paolo Guerrero  Peru Brazil Corinthians 50
3 Lucas  Brazil Brazil São Paulo 21
4 Ronaldinho  Brazil Brazil Atlético Mineiro 12
5 Fred  Brazil Brazil Fluminense 6
6 Juan Román Riquelme  Argentina Argentina Boca Juniors 5
7 Emerson  Qatar Brazil Corinthians 2
8 Andrés D'Alessandro  Argentina Brazil Internacional 1
Teófilo Gutiérrez  Colombia Colombia Atlético Junior 1


  1. ^ "Selección Ideal de América" [The best eleven of America]. El País. December 31, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 

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