Vidic And Evra Rewarded For Fantastic Season

Last night the World Player of the Year was announced along with the Team of the Year. It should come as a surprise that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi won the World Player of the Year award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Ricardo Kaka.

Messi said: "I would like to thank all the colleagues who voted for me. It is a great honour to get this award as this comes from colleagues from other teams.
"This means that a magnificent year for Barcelona ends in a magnificent way for me and Barcelona."

Two Man United players were named in the Team of the Year:

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Nemanja Vidic (Man United), John Terry (Chelsea) and Patrice Evra (Man United)

Xavi (Barcelona), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) and Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Fernando Torres (Liverpool)

Finally, former Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo won the Fifa Puskas award for the best goal of the 2008/09 season.

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