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FIFA WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

All national coaches are invited to vote for the World Player of the Year. They make their choices, first gets five points, second three points and third one point. It began in 1991 and is awarded in a gala presentation. The results in 1999 are:

RANK NAME NATIONALITY POINTS
1 Rivaldo Brazil 543
2 David Beckham England 194
3 Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 79
4 Zinedine Zidane France 68
5 Christian Vieri Italy 39
6 Luis Figo Portugal 35
7 Andrii Shevchenko Ukraine 34
8 Raul Gonzalez Spain 31
9 Andy Cole England 24
10 Dwight Yorke Trinidad & Tobago 19

Rivaldo completed his sweep of all the major awards in 1999 by winning this award. David Beckham came runner-up yet again with  this time Gabriel Batistuta coming third. These three are  presented with awards for achieving a top three position. Previous winners of the award are:

YEAR NAME NATIONALITY
1991 Lothar Matthaus Germany
1992 Marco Van Basten Holland
1993 Roberto Baggio Italy
1994 Romario Brazil
1995 George Weah Liberia
1996 Ronaldo Brazil
1997 Ronaldo Brazil
1998 Zinedine Zidane France

 

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