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2005 Golden Ball to Ronaldinho

This is a complete list of the 2005 edition of the Golden Ball Trophy given by the sport magazine France Football and voted by 52 journalists.

1. Ronaldinho (Barcellona), 225 points.

2. Frank Lampard (Chelsea), 148

3. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), 142

4. Thierry Henry (Arsenal), 41

5. Andrij Shevchenko (Milan), 33

6. Paolo Maldini (Milan), 23

7. Adriano (Inter), 22

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus), 21

9. Kakŗ (Milan), 19

10. Samuel EtÚo (Barcellona) e John Terry (Chelsea), 18

12. Juninho (Lione), 15

13. Claude Makelele (Chelsea), 8

14. Michael Ballack (Bayern Monaco), Petr Cech (Chelsea), Didier Drogba (Chelsea) e Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), 7

18. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), 5

19. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), 4

20. Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) e Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), 3

22. Michael Essien (Lione/Chelsea), 2

23. Luis Garcia (Liverpool) e Pavel Nedved (Juventus), 1

25. David Beckham (Real Madrid), Mauro German Camonaresi (Juventus), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Gregory Coupet (Lione), Cris (Lione), Deco (Barcellona), Dida (Milan), Emerson (Juventus), Luis Figo (Real Madrid/Inter), Diego Forlan (Villarreal), Roy Makaay (Bayern Monaco), Michael Owen (Real Madrid/Newcastle United), Park Ji-sung (PSV Eindhoven/Manchester United), Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Raul (Real Madrid), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Robinho (Santos/Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Lilian Thuram (Juventus), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Marc van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven/Barcellona), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Patrick Vieira (Arsenal/Juventus), Xavi (Barcellona) 0 points.

Just a consideration. These players are undoubtedly the best in the world. On what teams do they play?

Juventus 9, Real Madrid 7, Chelsea 6, Milan 5, Barcelona 5, Manchester Un. 4, Liverpool 3, Arsenal 2, Inter 2, Bayern M. 2, Villareal 2, Lione 2, PSV 2, Newcastle 1, Santos (Just because Robinho came from that team in Brazil) 1.

The 14 teams are in Europe. If you are the best in Basketball, wherever you come from, you will come to play on the NBA. What are American talented players waiting for, to go play in Europe and try to become someone when they are 15/16?

In a standing in which players like Beckham, Owen, Deco, Figo, Pirlo, Raul, Robben, Robinho, Rooney, Trezeguet, van Nistelrooy or Vieira, have 0 points, I donít see much chance for American soccer players to succeed by staying...................HERE!

Coach Gianni
Posted on 14 Dec 2005 by coachgianni
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