Bidone d'oro

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Bidone d'Oro, Italian for the "Golden Bin" or "Golden Trashcan", was a tongue-in-cheek prize given to the most disappointing player in Serie A at the end of each calendar year. A play on Ballon d'Or, the European Footballer of the Year award,[1] the winner was chosen through votes by listeners of the Catersport show on Rai Radio 2.[2] The prize was first awarded in 2003 to Rivaldo of Milan,[3] and was discontinued in 2012 when Catersport went off the air. The final Bidone d'Oro was awarded at the end of 2012 to Alexandre Pato following a vote on the discontinued show's Facebook page.[4]

Winners[edit]

Year 1st Club 2nd Club 3rd Club
2003 Brazil Rivaldo AC Milan Libya Al-Saadi Gaddafi Perugia Germany Carsten Jancker Udinese
2004 Italy Nicola Legrottaglie Juventus Italy Christian Vieri Internazionale Italy Alessandro Del Piero Juventus
2005 Italy Christian Vieri Internazionale
AC Milan
Argentina Santiago Solari Internazionale Italy Antonio Cassano AS Roma
2006 Brazil Adriano Internazionale Italy Alberto Gilardino AC Milan Brazil Ricardo Oliveira AC Milan
2007 Brazil Adriano Internazionale Brazil Dida AC Milan Brazil Ronaldo AC Milan
2008 Portugal Ricardo Quaresma Internazionale Italy Christian Vieri Fiorentina Brazil Adriano Internazionale
2009 Brazil Felipe Melo Fiorentina
Juventus
Portugal Ricardo Quaresma Internazionale Portugal Tiago Mendes Juventus
2010 Brazil Adriano AS Roma Italy Amauri Juventus Brazil Ronaldinho AC Milan
2011 Argentina Diego Milito Internazionale Italy Amauri Juventus Serbia Miloš Krasić Juventus
2012 Brazil Alexandre Pato AC Milan Denmark Nicklas Bendtner Juventus Brazil Lúcio Internazionale
Juventus


References[edit]

  1. ^ Raynor, Dominic (12 December 2008). "THE WEEK THAT WAS – Rafa writes off Reds, Ronaldo a 'traitor'". Soccernet. 
  2. ^ "Quaresma voted Serie A's worst player". Reuters. 8 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Vieri voted Serie A's worst player". Rediff.com. 6 December 2005. 
  4. ^ Viatali, Cristian (30 December 2012). "Il Calciobidone 2013 (e i suoi fratelli flop)" [Calciobidone (and its brother Flop)]. Fantagazzetta.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-03-06. 

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