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Golden Ball (choose 5)

  • Pablo Aimar (Valencia)

  • Michael Ballack (Bayern Monaco)

  • David Beckham (Real Madrid)

  • Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

  • Sol Campbell (Arsenal)

  • Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)

  • Christian Chivu (Roma)

  • Deco (Porto)

  • Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

  • Dida (Milan)

  • Giovane Elber (Lyon)

  • Samuel Eto'o (Real Maiorca)

  • Luis Figo (Real Madrid)

  • Ludovic Giuly (Monaco)

  • Thierry Henry (Arsenal)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax Amsterdam)

  • Filippo Inzaghi (Milan)

  • Oliver Kahn (Bayern Monaco)

  • Patrick Kluivert (Barcellona)

  • Jan Koller (Borussia Dortmund)

  • Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad)

  • Henrik Larsson (Celtic Glasgow)

  • Roy Makaay (Bayern Monaco)

  • Claude Makelele (Chelsea)

  • Paolo Maldini (Milan)

  • Adrian Mutu (Chelsea)

  • Alessandro Nesta (Milan)

  • Kahveci Nihat (Real Sociedad)

  • Michael Owen (Liverpool)

  • Pedro Miguel Pauleta (Paris SG)

  • Robert Pires (Arsenal)

  • Raul (Real Madrid)

  • Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)

  • Ronaldinho (Barcellona)

  • Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • Michel Salgado (Real Madrid)

  • Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

  • Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)

  • Lilian Thuram (Juventus)

  • Francesco Toldo (Inter)

  • Francesco Totti (Roma)

  • Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax Amsterdam)

  • David Trezeguet (Juventus)

  • Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)

  • Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)

  • Christian Vieri (Inter)

  • Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal)

  • Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus)

  • Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

  • Pavel Nedved (Juventus)


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Zizou

Senior Member
Apr 21, 2003
3,967
#1
The official list will come out tomorrow, but an Italian journalist has already obtained the list with the 50 players nominated, from which the 52 European coaches will vote.

The country with most players is Italy with 15 players (9 Italian players + 6 foreigners); Spain followins with 14 players.

Something which is a nice surprise (because he was not expected to make the top 50 list) is Zambrotta! Yes our express train has been nominated.

Come on Nedved, you're the best :)
 

Meow

Senior Member
Jun 8, 2003
2,377
#2
I just have a feeling that Maldini would win.

BUT since the Pope didn't get the Noble Prize this year I guess anything could happen. :D

We know Nedved is the best one so......GOOD LUCK!!:thumb:
 
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Zizou

Senior Member
Apr 21, 2003
3,967
#4
The journalist only mentioned the players (italian and foreigners) that play in Italy). Didn't really read the names, just saw the list andn oticed Zambrotta's name.
 
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Zizou

Senior Member
Apr 21, 2003
3,967
#6
Well I hope for Buffon and Nedved both getting a top 3 position with the later winning the award. I would also want Zambrotta to get at least top 10 so people outside of Italy can recognise his amazing abilities.
 

gigi's twin

Senior Member
Mar 5, 2003
2,468
#7
I don't think, that Maldini had a so great year, that he would deserve the Golden Ball. OK, he won the CL with his team, but he didn't do anything special, just played on the same level as usual. If he gots the award, they would give him, because of his career, not because of his last year achievement. So I think Nedved deserves is the best, he was excellent during the last season!

Forza Neddy! :strong:
 
Aug 27, 2003
3,329
#8
you know im really surrpirsed to see zambrotta on it, i was just like u know he is amazing and dosent even get credit and now this yeaaaaah!!! :D
im so happy for juventus and as much as i respect maldini i just dont wanna see him win this award! u know if he wins it its like a condolence award since this might be his last cahnce to win it ..
del piero himself said that the only player that desrves it is nedved...and im sure hell get more nomanations than ronlados last year :)
 
Aug 27, 2003
3,329
#9
forgot to add italian football has been shown what it is about hahaha..everyone thought we suked now looks whos up there!
i bet u half of juvetus and milan players r there!!
-buffon
-nedved
-thuram
-davids ( i think)
- del piero
-zambrotta
who else? is trezeguet? is di viao..( i doubt so)..
but hey im proud of my juventus
Forza juventus!!
 

Hydde

Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
36,742
#11
Along sprint that it will carry to the allocation of the Football of Gold 2003 finally it has left. The French salary "France Football", than every year assigns the prize to the better militant soccer player in Europe, in fact has circulated the directory of the 50 players candidates to the prestigious acknowledgment.

And the splendid vintage year lived from the players of the Juventus - vincitori of a badge and Italian Supercoppa, finalists in Champions League, without to forget the contribution to the national ones engaged in the qualifications to Euro 2004? it is not last unnoticed.

They are very the 6 boys of Marcello Lippi in lists. Draft of Alexander Of the Piero, Pavel Nedved, Gianluigi Buffon, David Trezeguet, Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta.

Six on 50, one medium shocking that only the Real Madrid, eliminated just from the bianconeri in the semiend of Champions League, has known to make introducing 8 candidates better (between which the former Zidane that just with the Juventus has obtained the prize in 1998). The mainly representative nations are Italy and France with 9. Beyond to Of the Piero, Buffon and Zambrotta, the blueta in race are Totti, Vieri, Maldini, Toldo, Inzaghi and Nesta.
 

IceBlu

Senior Member
Aug 26, 2003
1,364
#12
Offical 50 Player list -

Pablo Aimar (Valencia)
Michael Ballack (Bayern Monaco)
David Beckham (Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Sol Campbell (Arsenal)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Christian Chivu (Roma)
Deco (Porto)
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
Dida (Milan)
Giovane Elber (Lyon)
Samuel Eto'o (Real Maiorca)
Luis Figo (Real Madrid)
Ludovic Giuly (Monaco)
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax Amsterdam)
Filippo Inzaghi (Milan)
Oliver Kahn (Bayern Monaco)
Patrick Kluivert (Barcellona)
Jan Koller (Borussia Dortmund)
Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad)
Henrik Larsson (Celtic Glasgow)
Roy Makaay (Bayern Monaco)
Claude Makelele (Chelsea)
Paolo Maldini (Milan)
Adrian Mutu (Chelsea)
Pavel Nedved (Juventus)
Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Kahveci Nihat (Real Sociedad)
Michael Owen (Liverpool)
Pedro Miguel Pauleta (Paris SG)
Robert Pires (Arsenal)
Raul (Real Madrid)
Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)
Ronaldinho (Barcellona)
Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Michel Salgado (Real Madrid)
Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
Lilian Thuram (Juventus)
Francesco Toldo (Inter)
Francesco Totti (Roma)
Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax Amsterdam)
David Trezeguet (Juventus)
Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)
Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)
Christian Vieri (Inter)
Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal)
Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
 
Sep 28, 2002
13,975
#13
++ [ originally posted by gigi's twin ] ++
I don't think, that Maldini had a so great year, that he would deserve the Golden Ball. OK, he won the CL with his team, but he didn't do anything special, just played on the same level as usual. If he gots the award, they would give him, because of his career, not because of his last year achievement. So I think Nedved deserves is the best, he was excellent during the last season!

Forza Neddy! :strong:
why? maldini is a defender therefore he doesn't have a possibility to do something like nedved did. i want nedved to win it. but maldini deserves it as well. for his career. i'd vote for maldini. 2nd would be buffon, 3rd - nedved.
 
Sep 28, 2002
13,975
#14
++ [ originally posted by IceBlu ] ++
Offical 50 Player list -

Pablo Aimar (Valencia)
Michael Ballack (Bayern Monaco)
David Beckham (Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Sol Campbell (Arsenal)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Christian Chivu (Roma)
Deco (Porto)
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
Dida (Milan)
Giovane Elber (Lyon)
Samuel Eto'o (Real Maiorca)
Luis Figo (Real Madrid)
Ludovic Giuly (Monaco)
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax Amsterdam)
Filippo Inzaghi (Milan)
Oliver Kahn (Bayern Monaco)
Patrick Kluivert (Barcellona)
Jan Koller (Borussia Dortmund)
Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad)
Henrik Larsson (Celtic Glasgow)
Roy Makaay (Bayern Monaco)
Claude Makelele (Chelsea)
Paolo Maldini (Milan)
Adrian Mutu (Chelsea)
Pavel Nedved (Juventus)
Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Kahveci Nihat (Real Sociedad)
Michael Owen (Liverpool)
Pedro Miguel Pauleta (Paris SG)
Robert Pires (Arsenal)
Raul (Real Madrid)
Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)
Ronaldinho (Barcellona)
Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Michel Salgado (Real Madrid)
Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
Lilian Thuram (Juventus)
Francesco Toldo (Inter)
Francesco Totti (Roma)
Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax Amsterdam)
David Trezeguet (Juventus)
Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)
Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)
Christian Vieri (Inter)
Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal)
Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

what is trez doing on that list? even we wanted him sold :groan:
 

IceBlu

Senior Member
Aug 26, 2003
1,364
#15
My thoughts :

Nedved should get it. No one deserves it more - not even Maldini.

what the hell are Beckham, Kluivert, Mutu, Salgado, Trezeguet and Wiltord doing on that list ?

Beckham wasn't all that great last season.

Kluivert was crap.

Mutu was at Parma and although he played well, he wasn't a revelation.

Salgado was his usual waste-of-space diving self.

Trezeguet had a terrible season.


anyway... its not like any of them are gonna win it anyway.

when its all said and done i think it comes down to Nedved, Raul, Maldini, Nistelrooy, Buffon and Zidane.

and out of those, Nedved was by far the best. Remember the golden ball is to award the player of season and not what you have done in your career. So I don't understand why Maldini should get it.
 

Hydde

Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
36,742
#16
++ [ originally posted by IceBlu ] ++
My thoughts :

Nedved should get it. No one deserves it more - not even Maldini.

what the hell are Beckham, Kluivert, Mutu, Salgado, Trezeguet and Wiltord doing on that list ?

Beckham wasn't all that great last season.

Kluivert was crap.

Mutu was at Parma and although he played well, he wasn't a revelation.

Salgado was his usual waste-of-space diving self.

Trezeguet had a terrible season.


anyway... its not like any of them are gonna win it anyway.

when its all said and done i think it comes down to Nedved, Raul, Maldini, Nistelrooy, Buffon and Zidane.

and out of those, Nedved was by far the best. Remember the golden ball is to award the player of season and not what you have done in your career. So I don't understand why Maldini should get it.
Yeap.. and exactly because of that i fear maldini. This will be the last chance for him to get this trophy.

But Neved deserves to win over everybody with no doubt,,,,m as he had and is hving the best season over all. That cant be questioned.
 
Sep 28, 2002
13,975
#17
++ [ originally posted by Hydde ] ++


Yeap.. and exactly because of that i fear maldini. This will be the last chance for him to get this trophy.

But Neved deserves to win over everybody with no doubt,,,,m as he had and is hving the best season over all. That cant be questioned.
why he was better than buffon?
 

IceBlu

Senior Member
Aug 26, 2003
1,364
#18
yes he did have more of an impact on the team than Buffon.

Nedved got Juve out of trouble so many times. Buffon was brilliant too, but Nedved was and is the heart of Juve currently.
 
Sep 28, 2002
13,975
#19
++ [ originally posted by IceBlu ] ++
yes he did have more of an impact on the team than Buffon.

Nedved got Juve out of trouble so many times. Buffon was brilliant too, but Nedved was and is the heart of Juve currently.
without buffon we would've lost out on play-offs.
nedved had poor games. buffon was quite brilliant thoughout all year. maybe he did mistakes but he saved our asses many more times.
 

IceBlu

Senior Member
Aug 26, 2003
1,364
#20
either way as long as a Juve player wins it its all good :D

but Buffon already got one award earlier this season, so im hoping Nedved gets this one.
 

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