Cristiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA World Player Of The Year 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo as expected becomes FIFA World Player Of The Year 2008 he lifts the illustrious individual prize any footballer can get and is now well on his way to becoming a new legend in world football.

Ronaldo was voted in first place by 136 of the coaches and captains while 76 put Messi top.The United player picked up 935 total points, ahead of 678 for Messi and 203 for Torres.

Ronaldo is the first player based at an English club to win the FIFA award, which had previously gone only to footballers playing for Spanish or Italian sides.Ronaldo had a magnificent 2007/08 season, scoring 42 goals for Manchester United,capturing the Premier League, Champions League and European Golden Boot. He followed this up this by lifting the Club World Cup with club team manchester united

Ronaldo caps off a clean sweep of the major awards, having also picked up the prestigious Ballon d’Or (European Footballer of the Year) at the end of 2008.

The 23-year-old becomes the first English-based player to be named FIFA World Player of the Year, and only the second Portuguese, following in the footsteps of Luis Figo, who triumphed in 2001.

“It’s an overwhelming moment, very special,” said Ronaldo after receiving the FIFA award from Pele.

“I can say to my mother and sister, ‘let the fireworks off now’. It’s one of the most important moments in my life.”

In the women’s category, Brazilian sensation Marta was victorious, winning for the third year in succession

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Some of his great play which makes him number 1 in the world

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  • Onuoha chibuzo

    It is good news 4 english football which i consider as de best football leaque in de world,4 Ronaldo he truly deserve to be de world player of year. I urge him to keep de flag flying so dat he win it 4 de second time more grace to his elbow

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