Ronaldo wins Golden Ball (1 Viewer)

Signor

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Jul 13, 2002
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Former Inter ace Ronaldo has been named as the European Footballer of the Year for the second time.

The Real Madrid star has been awarded the Golden Ball by the ‘France Football’ publication despite playing less than 30 competitive games in 2002.

The Brazilian, who ended the World Cup as the tournament top scorer with eight goals, finished ahead of club and international teammate Roberto Carlos and Bayern Munich ‘keeper Oliver Kahn.

Juventus’ Alessandro Del Piero was the highest placed Italian as he came in 10th position.

Ronaldo, who turned his back on Inter this summer after they nurtured him back to fitness, becomes the eighth player to win the prize more than once after his victory in 1997.

He follows in the footsteps of men such as former Juventus legend Michel Platini, Milan’s Marco Van Basten and Dutch master Johan Cruyff. They all won the Golden Ball on three occasions.

Last year’s winner was Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen.

Final standings
1. Ronaldo (Bra/Inter-Real) 171 points
2. Roberto Carlos (Bra/Real) 145
3. Oliver Kahn (Ger/Bayern) 114
4. Zinédine Zidane (Fra/Real) 78
5. Michaël Ballack (Ger/Bayer Leverkusen-Bayern) 67
6. Thierry Henry (Fra/Arsenal) 54
7. Raul (Spa/Real) 38
8. Rivaldo (Bra/Barcelona-Milan) 29
9. Yildiray Basturk (Tur/Leverkusen) 13
10. Alessandro Del Piero (Ita/Juve) 12:thumb::star::strong:
11. Hasan Sas (Tur/Galatasaray) 10
12. Ronaldinho (Bra/Paris SG) 8
13. Michael Owen (Eng/Liverpool) 5
13. Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Hol/Man Utd) 5
15. Cafu (Bra/Roma) 4
15. Bernd Schneider (Ger/Bayer Leverkusen) 4
15. Juan Carlos Valeron (Spa/Deportivo) 4
15. Patrick Vieira (Fra/Arsenal) 4
19. Luis Figo (Por/Real) 3
19. Lucio (Bra/Bayer Leverkusen) 3
21. Bouba Diop (Sen/Lens) 2
21. El Hadji Diouf (Sen/Lens-Liverpool) 2
21. Rio Ferdinand (Eng/Leeds-Man Utd) 2
24. Ruben Baraja (Spa/Valencia) 1
24. Filippo Inzaghi (Ita/Milan)
24. Roy Makaay (Hol/Deportivo) 1

I'm pissed of Why Ronaldo??? :fero::down::confused:
Comments and opinions plz
 

JuveCampione

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Sep 21, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by JuVe!! ] ++
Final standings
1. Ronaldo (Bra/Inter-Real) 171 points
2. Roberto Carlos (Bra/Real) 145
3. Oliver Kahn (Ger/Bayern) 114
4. Zinédine Zidane (Fra/Real) 78
5. Michaël Ballack (Ger/Bayer Leverkusen-Bayern) 67
6. Thierry Henry (Fra/Arsenal) 54
7. Raul (Spa/Real) 38
8. Rivaldo (Bra/Barcelona-Milan) 29
9. Yildiray Basturk (Tur/Leverkusen) 13
10. Alessandro Del Piero (Ita/Juve) 12:thumb::star::strong:
11. Hasan Sas (Tur/Galatasaray) 10
12. Ronaldinho (Bra/Paris SG) 8
13. Michael Owen (Eng/Liverpool) 5
13. Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Hol/Man Utd) 5
15. Cafu (Bra/Roma) 4
15. Bernd Schneider (Ger/Bayer Leverkusen) 4
15. Juan Carlos Valeron (Spa/Deportivo) 4
15. Patrick Vieira (Fra/Arsenal) 4
19. Luis Figo (Por/Real) 3
19. Lucio (Bra/Bayer Leverkusen) 3
21. Bouba Diop (Sen/Lens) 2
21. El Hadji Diouf (Sen/Lens-Liverpool) 2
21. Rio Ferdinand (Eng/Leeds-Man Utd) 2
24. Ruben Baraja (Spa/Valencia) 1
24. Filippo Inzaghi (Ita/Milan)
24. Roy Makaay (Hol/Deportivo) 1

I'm pissed of Why Ronaldo??? :fero::down::confused:
Comments and opinions plz
:eek: where is trezeguet??!!!
if trezeguet is not here than this list is crap! and has no real meaning of course!
 
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Signor

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Jul 13, 2002
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Why is Thierry Henry there (EPL Top Scorer Only) ??
Trezeguet would be better he was 2nd Top goal scorer in CL Last Year and top Serie A Scorer last Season. so Why this Damn Henry ??:fero::groan::(:confused:
 

JuveCampione

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Sep 21, 2002
4,134
#4
forget about henry. trezeguet should be at least in the top 5. no kidding here!

24 goals in the serie A (top goal scorer). serie A player of the year.
scored 8 goals in the CL, and if i remember correct from 11 mathces.

if you ask me, it's too much world cup here.
 
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Signor

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Jul 13, 2002
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#5
Yeah, You are Right Oded tooooooooo Much World Cup But even for Henry No Good World Cup He Didn't score and He played a match and half since he was sent off in france Vs Urguay match.
 

JuveCampione

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Sep 21, 2002
4,134
#6
weird, for henry they did care about the perforamnce with the team, but not with trezeguet. discrimination!

it's quite funny. what is Bouba Diop doing there? :LOL:
 

mate

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Aug 28, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Oded ] ++
forget about henry. trezeguet should be at least in the top 5. no kidding here!

24 goals in the serie A (top goal scorer). serie A player of the year.
scored 8 goals in the CL, and if i remember correct from 11 mathces.

if you ask me, it's too much world cup here.
Totaly agree with you about Trezeguet :thumb:

About Ronaldo... what to say... he scored 8 goals in the WC, and that's amazing, but weare he was all the rest of the year?
I think Roberto Carlos deserved it... :(

I don't understand why Vieri isn't there too... Actually he was the second topscorer of serie A last season and he's the first now with 12 goals in 11 matchs, he is the Italian player of the year and in the WC, also if Italy sucked, he was the only one who did good, scoring 4 goals... 4 goals isn't 8 but isn't bad too...

Raul and Ronaldinho deserved a better position too IMO.
 

Layce Erayce

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Aug 11, 2002
9,116
#8
These are superstar awards: Only for superstars, no not-famous people should come. Only because roberto carlos is famous in world he is come in list 2nd. what he do in football last year?

NOTING!

RAUL??? WHat he do? Nothing big!!

Whole list is Bayer Leverkusen first team... what this year Bayer bribed them too much??
 

Layce Erayce

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Aug 11, 2002
9,116
#10
Yes. It is. Full useless. Not good. Go pookie pookie on you, you dumb award. You no golden ball you nothng....nothing but big inflatable plastic testicle.... I spit at you....
 

Stu

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Jul 14, 2002
17,532
#13
This is so much shite. Ronaldo didn't even play half the season,while players like Trez,DP,Ballack,Aimar,etc toiled long and hard throughout the year. Good to see that DP was the highest of the Italians,but how Trezeguet and Aimar couldn't even make the list is beyond me.
 

Febrina

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Jul 17, 2002
2,011
#14
I don't know....but Real wouldn't kick him out. "Oh, He's too expensive" says Perez :D
I don't like him joining Real....that's for sure ;)
 

Stu

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Jul 14, 2002
17,532
#15
I personally think Ballack should have won the award. He led his team to the final of the CL and had a terrific WC.
 

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
56,794
#17
++ [ originally posted by Febrina ] ++
I don't like him joining Real....that's for sure ;)
Ironically, Real splashing out on Ronaldo probably had a lot to do with him winning that award.

Btw I read on norwegian teletext last night (haven't found the same story online) that Ronaldo commented on winning saying he deserved it (again) and that Beckham and him are players from another planet.. :rolleyes:
 

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