Monday, November 28, 2005

Ronaldinho gets the hat-trick

He won the inaugural FIFPro World Player of the Year trophy in September, he is going to retain the FIFA World Player of the Year next month and now he has a Golden Ball. Yes, the 25-year-old Brazilian has won the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) trophy, thus making him the European Footballer of the Year.

The vote was organized by French soccer magazine France Football. Second place went to Chelsea's Frank Lampard while Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard got the third spot due to his role in the Reds' surprise Champions League triumph.

If you have seen Ronaldinho play you know why he won this award. Game after game he amazes. He creates on the pitch. His style is such that he can always figure out an opposition’s weakness and find a way to exploit it. This award is much deserved.

By the way, George Best won this award in 1968 for his wonderful play with Manchester United.


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