Cannavaro -its Official

The badly kept secret is out .Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro officially won the Golden Ball yesterday (video).He is the third defender to win it in 30 years – which makes it one defender every ten years !
Not quite actually because Matthias Sammer won it in 1996 and Franz Beckenbauer in 1976..
…..and voices other than those of Johan Cruyff and Arsene Wenger saying the award should have gone elsewhere……….

One comment on “Cannavaro -its Official
  1. It is utterly ludicrous to give this award to Cannavaro. In no way was he the best European player of the 2005-06 season, period! So he had a good world cup — defeating such world class teams like Ghana, Australia and the USA. Wow. The only reason he got this award was because the voters wanted to compensate for him not getting the golden ball at the wc. That’s it. If he wins FIFA’s player of the year, then there’s no way any of these awards can be taken seriously EVER. Both Henry and Eto’o deserve the award FAR more than Cannavaro. So does Buffon.

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