La Liga Foreign Player of the Year - Don Balón Award

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi


    Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA Ballon d'Or five times, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes. With Barcelona he has won seven La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, as well as three Copa del Rey titles. A prolific goalscorer, Messi holds the records for most goals scored in La Liga, a La Liga season (50), a calendar year (91), a single season (73), a Champions League match (five), and most Champions League seasons (five).

  2. Ronaldinho Gaúcho

    Ronaldinho Gaúcho


    Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Fluminense and the Brazil national team. His main playing position is as an attacking midfielder or forward. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005. Renowned for his technique, tricks, dribbling, overhead kicks, no-look passes and free kicks, Ronaldinho is regarded to be one of the best players of his generation.

  3. Ronaldo



    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (born 18 September 1976) commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer. Popularly dubbed "the phenomenon", he is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He is one of only four players to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more, along with Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also won the Ballon d'Or twice, in 1997 and again in 2002.

  4. Sergio Aguero

    Sergio Aguero


    Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero (born 2 June 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. On 5 July 2003, he became the youngest player to debut in the Argentine Primera División at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976.

  5. Zinédine Zidane

    Zinédine Zidane


    Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, and has been described as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

  6. Luis Figo

    Luis Figo


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  7. Johan Cruyff

    Johan Cruyff


    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff born 25 April 1947), known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch professional footballer and manager, who most recently managed the Catalonia football team. As a player he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, a record jointly held with French playmaker Michel Platini and Dutch striker Marco van Basten.

  8. Rivaldo



    Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (born 19 April 1972), known as Rivaldo is a Brazilian former professional footballer and the current president of Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube in Brazil. He played mainly as a second striker and sometimes as a free playmaking attacking midfielder. Although primarily left footed, he was capable of playing on either flank, and was on occasion deployed as a wide midfielder or as a winger, also due to his pace, technique, vision, and crossing ability.

  9. Hristo Stoichkov

    Hristo Stoichkov


    Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgarian: Христо Стоичков Стоичков; born 8 February 1966 in Plovdiv) is a retired Bulgarian footballer who is currently a football commentator for Univision Deportes. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and is widely considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. He was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1992 and 1994, and received the Ballon d'Or in 1994. In 2004, Stoichkov was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.

  10. Juan Román Riquelme

    Juan Román Riquelme


    Juan Román Riquelme (born 24 June 1978) is an Argentine retired footballer.

  11. Iván Zamorano

    Iván Zamorano


    Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (born 18 January 1967 in Santiago) is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers.

  12. Michael Laudrup

    Michael Laudrup


    Michael Laudrup (born 15 June 1964) is a retired Danish footballer and former manager of Qatar Stars League club Lekhwiya. He is the older brother of fellow retired footballer Brian Laudrup.

  13. Johan Neeskens

    Johan Neeskens


    Johannes Jacobus "Johan" Neeskens (born 15 September 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. As a player, he was an important member of the Dutch national team that finished as runners-up in the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups and is considered to be one of the greatest Dutch midfielders. Former England manager Alf Ramsey said Neeskens was "as good as any player" in the tournament. He was the assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona but was sacked along with Rijkaard as the end of the 2007–08 season. He was the head coach of the Dutch B national team until June 2009, at which date he has been appointed as the assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Galatasaray SK.

  14. Bernd Schuster

    Bernd Schuster


    Bernhard "Bernd" Schuster (born 22 December 1959) is a German football manager most recently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Málaga and a former player. His contract with Málaga CF was terminated in May 2014 leaving him a free agent. His nickname is "der Blonde Engel" (the Blond Angel).

  15. Nihat Kahveci

    Nihat Kahveci


    Nihat Kahveci (born 23 November 1979) is a Turkish former footballer.

  16. Juan Barbas

    Juan Barbas


    Juan Alberto Barbas (born 23 August 1959 in San Martín, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine football defensive midfielder, He played for a number of clubs in Argentina, Spain, Italy and Switzerland before turning his hand to management in 2009 with Racing Club de Avellaneda.

  17. Uli Stielike

    Uli Stielike


    Ulrich "Uli" Stielike, affectionately known as 'The Stopper', (born 15 November 1954) is a former German footballer who is the current manager of South Korea national football team. Usually a central midfielder or sweeper, Stielike was well known for his stamina and footballing intelligence. Stielike is one of a small handful of players (Rainer Bonhof and Manfred Kaltz are others) to have played in all 3 European club finals (the European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup), the World Cup Final and the European Championship Final.

  18. Alemão (footballer born 1961)

    Alemão (footballer born 1961)


    Ricardo Rogério de Brito, better known by his nickname Alemão (born November 22, 1961), is a former Brazilian football player who played as a defensive midfielder. He was born in Lavras, Minas Gerais. His nickname means German in the Portuguese language. A tenacious and physical player, Alemão was a strong, consistenty and versatile midfielder, who excelled as a defensive midfielder due to his tactical intelligence and his ability to read the game.

  19. Oscar Ruggeri

    Oscar Ruggeri


    Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (born 26 January 1962) is a former footballer. Nicknamed "El Cabezón" ("The Big-Headed One"), Ruggeri is one of the most successful defenders ever to come out of Argentina.

  20. Jorge Valdano

    Jorge Valdano


    Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano Castellanos (born October 4, 1955) is an Argentine former football player, coach, and the former General Manager of Real Madrid. He was born in Las Parejas, Santa Fe Province.

  21. Predrag Mijatović

    Predrag Mijatović


    Predrag "Peđa" Mijatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг "Пеђа" Мијатовић, born 19 January 1969) is a former Montenegrin footballer and former sports director of Real Madrid. He was acclaimed as the best athlete of Yugoslavia in 1997.

  22. Miroslav Đukić

    Miroslav Đukić


    Miroslav Đukić (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирослав Ђукић; born 19 February 1966) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a sweeper, and a current coach.

  23. Luís Figo

    Luís Figo


    Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972) is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won a record 127 caps for the Portugal national football team.

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