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  • Andrea Pirlo

    1 0.64%
  • Xabi Alonso

    0 0%
  • Karim Benzema

    0 0%
  • Xavi Hernandez

    8 5.10%
  • Sergio Busquets

    10 6.37%
  • Iker Casillas

    2 1.27%
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    2 1.27%
  • Didier Drogba

    3 1.91%
  • Radamel Falcao

    3 1.91%
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    3 1.91%
  • Andres Iniesta

    13 8.28%
  • Leo Messi

    112 71.34%
  • Mesut Ozil

    0 0%
  • Wayne Rooney

    0 0%
  • Robin van Persie

    0 0%
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    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano
    3. Iniesta
    4. Xavi/Busquets
    5. Falcao/Ibrahimovic/Pirlo

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    Should be able to vote for more than one player. Otherwise considering where this poll is, Messi will win by a landslide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie View Post
    I hope Pirlo wins it. Messi won it three times already and will probably have more than twice that number before his career is through. Pirlo had one hell of a season, and at an age most people thought he would decline.


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    1. Messi - How can he NOT win this award? The award is for best individual player and he had the single greatest individual season in football history. It shouldn't matter that he only won Copa del Rey in 2012. He dragged Barcelona to the CL semis and to stay competitive with Madrid in the league even though there was not one single consistent goalscorer in the team besides him due to injuries or poor form. He has also significantly stepped up his play for Argentina and has lead Barcelona to 28 points out of 29 in La Liga so far.

    2. Ronaldo - Definitely deserves 2nd and would have won if Madrid won the CL or he won the Euros. Definitely if he had own both. I would probably have put Pirlo at 2nd if he had won the Euros, though. The fact that Ronaldo won La Liga and made the Euro semis doesn't close the gap enough with Messi's season for him to win. He didn't even have as good a Euros as some people make it seem. Portugal got to the semis because the Netherlands were awful and they played the Czech Republic in the quarters. Madrid fans wanted Ronaldo to win the last won because he scored more goals in La Liga but he and Messi both scored 53 while Messi won La Liga AND the Champions League. IMO, 73 goals +singlehandedly taking Barça the CL semis + Copa del rey > 60 goals + La Liga + CL semis + Supercup + Euros semis.

    3. Iniesta/Pirlo - I can't separate these two. They both deserve to be in the top 3. Iniesta was important in getting Barcelona as far as they got without any goalscorers besides Messi and was the key man in Spain's Euro win. Pirlo led Juventus to a an unbeaten Serie A title and was a genius at the Euros. However, it hurts him that he didn't win the Euros and that Juventus didn't even get to play in the Champions League. Their CL campaign so far this season hasn't been spectacular, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    Should be able to vote for more than one player. Otherwise considering where this poll is, Messi will win by a landslide.
    You could put this on a real forum or goal. com and Leo would still win.

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    Drogba as trollvote


    "We have to play with humility and respect to our opponents because if not we will be given a scare."

    - Josep Guardiola

    “The results come from humility and work..."
    - Josep Guardiola

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    Quote Originally Posted by raskolnikov View Post
    You could put this on a real forum or goal. com and Leo would still win.
    goal. com loves Ronaldo, and he constantly wins polls over Messi. I'd expect the same in a Madrid forum. Look at this poll, people are saying Drogba, Falcao, Busquets, Xavi, and Iniesta should win over Ronaldo. It's natural to be biased.

    I was just hoping it wouldn't be so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    goal. com loves Ronaldo, and he constantly wins polls over Messi. I'd expect the same in a Madrid forum. Look at this poll, people are saying Drogba, Falcao, Busquets, Xavi, and Iniesta should win over Ronaldo. It's natural to be biased.

    I was just hoping it wouldn't be so.
    I lost hope long ago
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    82 Goals 33 Assists ... Lionel Messi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie View Post
    I hope Pirlo wins it. Messi won it three times already and will probably have more than twice that number before his career is through. Pirlo had one hell of a season, and at an age most people thought he would decline.
    It's never guaranteed that a player will win the following year though. Pirlo did not have as good a season as Messi simple as. In all fairness though, no one else did.

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    That's how the coach of Bulgaria Luboslav Penev voted:

    1. Iniesta
    2. Messi
    3. Falcao

    No CR7 in his list, I approve this

    He told his list to the bulgarian press. I think he included Falcao because he's ex-Atletico player
    I'm a firm believer that Sergi Roberto is the best player in the world.

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    That's hilarious

    Ronaldo: Yes I am. I always win against my girlfriend. Maybe I should let her win a bit now and then, but I’m very competitive. And also because too much humility is vanity, as we say in Portugal.

    Iniesta: You do?

    Ronaldo: Why else do you think my coach calls himself “The Only Special One”?
    Last edited by Alik; 15th November 2012 at 07:33 PM.