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The Ballon D’or shortlist for European lovelies is out – who do you think should take the Player of the Year Award, Kickettes?
Quite a few of the mainstream media outlets have Cristiano Ronaldo as the running favourite. Manchester United gaffer Alex Ferguson said he thinks it should be C-Ron for the win, big time:
“Cristiano will win both player of the year awards, I am sure of it,“ he said. “If he doesn’t, I want to sign the guy who does.“
Obviously Fergie may carry a tad of bias, but we can see his point. Cristiano has certainly been looking much better to us now that the whole whatsherface debacle has been buried, dug up, reburied and then stomped on by flat, non-designer shoes. Let’s hope they have a rain machine on premise for the ceremony if he takes the prize.
Oh, what we wouldn’t give to be in charge of wardrobe and hidden camera prep for that show.
30-man shortlist after the jump; winners will be announced on December 2.
Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal), Togo
Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Argentina
Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg), Russia
Michael Ballack (Chelsea), Germany
Karim Benzema (Lyon), France
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Italy
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Portugal
Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Ivory Coast
Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona), Cameroon
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Spain
Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Spain
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), England
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter), Sweden
Kaka (Milan), Brazil
Frank Lampard (Chelsea), England
Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Argentina
Pepe (Real Madrid), Portugal
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), France
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), England
Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Spain
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Spain
Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Italy
Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Netherlands
Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), Netherland
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Netherlands
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Serbia
David Villa (Valencia), Spain
Xavi (Barcelona), Spain
Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow), Russia
No shirts, but we’d still give Cristiano and Zlatan some service. Ahem.
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