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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 2000 are:

RANK NAME NATIONALITY POINTS
1 Zinedine Zidane France 270
2 Luis Figo Portugal 329
3 Rivaldo Brazil 263
4 Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 57
5 Andrei Shevchenko Ukraine 48
6 David Beckham England 41
7 Thierry Henry France 35
8 Alessandro Nesta Italy 23
9 Patrick Kluivert Holland 22
10 Francesco Totti Italy 14
  Raul Spain 14

Zinedine Zidane won his second FIFA Player of the Year award after good performances at Euro 2000 which his country, France won. Figo did not manage to win this award but still finished second. 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
1999 Rivaldo Brazil

Click here to go to the 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year page

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