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England Player Honours -
FIFA World Player of the Year

 

 

FIFA World Players of the Year
[England Players Highlighted]
Year

Winner

Second Place

Third Place

Coaches Voting
1991 Lothar Matthäus Jean-Pierre Papin Gary Lineker

66

1992 Marco Van Basten Hristo Stoitchkov Thomas Hässler

71

1993 Roberto Baggio Romario Dennis Bergkamp

71

1994 Romario Hristo Stoitchkov Roberto Baggio

83

1995 George Weah Paolo Maldini Jürgen Klinsmann

95

1996 Ronaldo George Weah Alan Shearer

120

1997 Ronaldo Roberto Carlos Dennis Bergkamp &
Zinedine Zidane

121

1998 Zinedine Zidane Ronaldo Davor Suker

132

1999 Rivaldo David Beckham Gabriel Batistuta

140

2000 Zinedine Zidane Luis Figo Rivaldo

130

2001 Luis Figo David Beckham Raúl

130

2002 Ronaldo Oliver Kahn Zinedine Zidane

148

2003 Zinedine Zidane Thierry Henry Ronaldo

142

2004 Ronaldinho Thierry Henry Andrey Shevchenko

157

2005 Ronaldinho Frank Lampard Samuel Eto'o

-

2006 Fabio Cannavaro Zinedine Zidane Ronaldinho

-

2007 Kaká Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo

-

2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Kaká Lionel Messi

155

2009        

Notes

The FIFA Player of the Year award winner, inaugurated in 1991, is chosen by vote of national team coaches.  England players have placed in the top three five times, but have yet to win it.  David Beckham has been runner-up twice, Frank Lampard once.  Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer have each finished third in the voting.

Further Information

Details--biographies of the winners and voting breakdowns--are available on the FIFA website.

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