The Big Football Debate

December 2, 2008

Ronaldo Scoops Europen Player of the Year Award

Filed under: Football — Tags: , , — Nerdfly @ 2:42 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the best player in Europe by France Magazine this morning in Paris. He is the first Premiership player since Michael Owen in 2001 to win the Ballon d’Or.

The award is given by a poll of 96 journalists, each voter names five players on their final ballot, awarding five points to their first choice and one point to their fifth. Ronaldo’s was the only name to appear on each of the 96 ballots, polling 446 points out of a maximum 480.

His goal scoring feats from last season helping Manchester United to the Premier League Crown, and the European Cup ensured Ronaldo would be the winner of this award. Lionel Messi finished in second place and Fernando Torres of Liverpool in third.

Do you agree with the judges and think Ronaldo was a deserving winner, or do you think another player deserved the award more?

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