Cristiano Ronaldo is the “World soccer” magazine player of the year for the second time in his career! Cristiano Ronaldo won the prestigious award ahead of Lionel Messi and Frank Ribery, who finished 2nd and 3rd.
Journalists and pundits from all over the World voted, and gave marks ranking from 1 to 10 to their favorite players. Cristiano won the competition with flying colors, scoring 1075 points. His greatest rival, Lionel Messi, scored “only” 926 points, so he finished in second place, way behind Real Madrid player. Frank Ribery scored 870 points. Other players who finished in top10 where:
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (658 points)
5. Arjen Robben (324 points)
6. Neymar (286 points)
7. Philipp Lahm (255 points)
8. Robin Van Persie (251 points)
9. Robert Lewandowski (250 points)
10. Gareth Bale (187 points)
The most interesting thing with this election is that Ronaldo won this award in 2008. when he won “Golden ball” award too. When we look at this year’s “Golden ball” competition, Ronaldo is in the race with same rivals – Messi and Ribery. Will he again be the first in both competitions, as he was in 2008?