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  • James James Feb 5, 2010 18:48 Flag

    World Player of the Year 09-10 (So Far)

    I agree with Messi being there.....especially when you look at the la liga table at the moment....Barcelona are quite clear at the top of the table even though Madrid have signed the likes od Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema and Alonso etc.... So the Barca players must be playing outstandingly...
    However, in terms of Tevez, although he is having an amazing season, i do not think that you can give someone the world player of the year award who will not even be playing any European football......

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    • You are right. Traditionally the winners were picked from teams playing in Champions League. They even ignored those played in Copa Libertadores. Even if Tevez gets to play in World Cup, still don't think World Cup performance alone count, plus Messi is guaranteed the regular start in World Cup. So unless "miracle" happens, better luck next season, Carlitos.

      I remember Cannavaro exceptional performance in World Cup won him the award....

      Rooney played well, but so as Defoe. They both scored goals like fun, but that alone doesn't guarantee to be world best. Something else counts...
      Unless Rooney gets to score important goals in Champions League and World Cup as well, then he will have his chance. So far Rooney score 20 PL goals and 1 Carling Cup goal. No goal in Champions League. Good but not good enough for the World Player of the Year.

      Tevez even played slightly better than C. Ronaldo this season, at least for now. And Ronaldo's contribution is being shared out quite evenly by his teammates, especially Higuain. So, for now, the outstanding one has to be Messi.

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      • ok wow this is ridiculous! Wayne Rooney is quite clearly the best player of 2009-2010, 9 goals in wcq to messi's 2, messi is a goalscorer, not a creative player, when you look at rooneys game as a whole, he is much more well rounded than messi and poses a lot more threat than messi, rooney is carrying one of the best teams in the world on his back, if you look at the way messi has scored, firstly hes scored less than rooney, secondly hes got less asists, and thirdly his goals are all tap ins set up by the brilliant players around him, rooney is in a much more difficult situation and yet is performing quite clearly better, i would understand if you were saying messi is second in the world even though i believe drogba, ronaldo, higuain, ronaldinho and multiple others have cases for that. Overall so far it definitely has to be Rooney for no. 1 spot by FAR!

      • oh and btw rooney has scored 2 in champs league