Rec.sport.soccer Player of the Year 2003


Overview of previous votes 1992-2002.



The vote for the twelfth annual REC.SPORT.SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR vote
is over.  

The contents of this article:
  1. Previous Winners.
  2. Rules and Voting Form.
  3. Changes w.r.t. Previous Votes.
  4. Eligible Players.
  5. Registered Valid Votes.
  6. Results.



1. PREVIOUS WINNERS:

   1992:     MARCO VAN BASTEN, Milan AC, The Netherlands
   1993:     ROBERTO BAGGIO, Juventus FC, Italy
   1994:     ROMÁRIO, CR Flamengo, Brazil
   1995:     GEORGE WEAH, Milan AC, Liberia
   1996:     RONALDO, FC Barcelona, Brazil
   1997:     RONALDO, FC Internazionale, Brazil
   1998:     ZINEDINE ZIDANE, Juventus FC, France
   1999:     RIVALDO, FC Barcelona, Brazil
   2000:     LUIS FIGO, Real Madrid CF, Portugal
   2001:     MICHAEL OWEN, Liverpool FC, England
   2002:     RONALDO, Real Madrid CF, Brazil



2. RULES AND VOTING FORM:

  The rules of the Rec.Sport.Soccer Player Of the Year vote are a modification
  of the rules used by France Football for their Player of the Year award.

  1. All valid votes have to submitted between the 10th of January at
     00:00 CET (Central European Time) and the 9th of February at midnight
     CET.

  2. The vote, held each year, represents the calendar year which just
     ended at the time of the vote.

  3. Eligibility for the 2003 vote is determined by the vote committee.  A 
     full list of eligible players as well as the criteria used to select
     them can be found below.


     For voting, use the form below and send it in one e-mail to
     Kent Hedlundh (kenth@cs.umu.se) with cc to Karel Stokkermans
     (karel@rsssf.com).  Complete the form by filling in any 5 of 
     the eligible players listed under item 4 below in order; also
     add your name, e-mail address, country of birth and country of 
     residence.  Any additional comments can be added below the vote
     but may be ignored.  Incomplete forms are invalid.


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VOTE FOR R.S.S PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2003

Name:
E-mail address:
Country of residence:
Country of birth:

 1.
 2.
 3.
 4.
 5.

Additional comments (optional):

NB: send this form to kenth@cs.umu.se and cc karel@rsssf.com
    between January 10, 0.00 CET and February 9, 24.00 CET.

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     You may vote only once; any second vote will be ignored.  
     Votes listing ineligible players will be rejected.




3. CHANGES W.R.T. PREVIOUS VOTES:

Due to the concerted attempts in the last three votes of promoting relatively
unknown players of a certain club or country, we have decided to restrict the
eligibility of players for the vote for 2003.

Only players from the list below will be eligible for voting.  Note that the
list is pretty long and the top-5 players of any serious choice should definitely
be among it, as we have made the criteria for eligibility pretty wide.  The
list of criteria below is provisional for this year, and may amended for later
votes.  Serious suggestions on this are welcome but will have no effect for the
2003 vote.

Eligibility Criteria

All players fulfilling at least one of the conditions listed below are eligible
for the 2003 vote:

1) be chosen by at least two of the participating magazines for one of the
   monthly ESM XI selections (this criterium is the main contributor of names
   and aims at finding all players in the major European leagues to have 
   caught attention at any stage during the season);

2) be chosen player of the year in any European or South American country 
   (if known by the organising committee ahead of the vote; Mexico is 
   included in South America by virtue of its guaranteed participation in 
   the Copa Libertadores and Copa América);
   for certain countries, the top-3 may be included, if known and subject
   to the decision of the three organisers listed below; for 2003 this 
   applied to Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain;
   for other countries the runner-up may be included, again subject to the
   decision of the organisers);

3) be mentioned prominently in other annual votes, viz.:
   a) be chosen among the top-15 of FIFA's players of the year vote by
      national team coaches;
   b) have received at least 1 point in France Football's vote for European
      player of the year;
   c) be chosen among the top-10 of World Soccer's vote;
   d) be chosen among the top-10 of El País' vote for South American player
      of the year;
   e) be chosen among the top-10 of CAF's vote for African player of the
      year (unfortunately only the top-5 are known at the time of writing);
   f) be chosen among the top-3 of AFC's Asian player of the year award;
   g) be chosen in the 'Onze d'Or' organised by Onze magazine;
   h) have won the 'Bravo' award;

4) be chosen among the top-3 players or have won the golden boot at an
   official FIFA or confederational championship; in 2003 these were:
   a) CONCACAF Gold Cup; 
   b) Confederations Cup;
   c) FIFA Women World Cup;
   d) FIFA World Youth Championship (U-20);
   (note that we decided not to include the U-17 championship)

5) be chosen among the RSSSF membership (in a 2-week poll for additional
   names in December) subject to approval of the three organisers.




4. ELIGIBLE PLAYERS:

Criteria Codes

 1 ESM XI choice (followed by number of months in which the player
                  was chosen by at least two magazines)
 2 national players of the year (followed by country code; 2 or 3
                                 means 2nd or 3rd placed)
 3 other polls, followed by a-h as specified in item 3
 4 top-3 tournament, followed by a-d as specified in item 3
 5 addition by RSSSF members

NB: criteria 2-5 only mentioned if criterium 1 did not apply

In total 173 players are eligible to be voted for.

Player                Criteria  Country     (Club)
 
Roberto Abbondanzieri 3-d       Argentina   (CA Boca Juniors)
Alberto Acosta        2-ARG3    Argentina   (San Lorenzo de Almagro) 
Adriano               1-1       Brazil      (Parma AC)
Aílton                1-2       Brazil      (SV Werder Bremen)
Pablo Aimar           1-2       Argentina   (Valencia CF)
Alex                  3-d,2-BRA Brazil      (Cruzeiro EC) 
Alex Alves            1-1       Brazil      (Hertha BSC/C Atlético Mineiro) 
Jorge Andrade         1-1       Portugal    (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Martin Andresen       2-NOR     Norway      (Stabæk Fotball) 
Stephen Appiah        1-1       Ghana       (Brescia Calcio/Juventus FC)
Jesús Arellano        4-a       Mexico      (Monterrey)

Dianbobo Balde        5         Guinea      (Celtic FC)
Michael Ballack       1-1       Germany     (FC Bayern München)
Rubén Baraja          5         Spain       (Valencia CF)
Sergej Barbarez       2-BIH     Bosnia-H.   (Hamburger SV) 
Sebastián Battaglia   3-d       Argentina   (CA Boca Juniors/Villarreal CF)
DaMarcus Beasley      5         USA         (Chicago Fire) 
David Beckham         1-6       England     (Manchester United FC/Real Madrid CF) 
Marcelo José Bordon   1-2       Brazil      (VfB Stuttgart)
Wayne Bridge          1-1       England     (Chelsea FC)
Gianluigi Buffon      1-1       Italy       (Juventus FC)   

Sol Campbell          1-2       England     (Arsenal FC)
Fabio Cannavaro       1-1       Italy       (FC Internazionale)
José Cardozo          3-d,2-PAR Paraguay    (Toluca)
Ricardo Carvalho      1-2       Portugal    (FC Porto)
Iker Casillas         5         Spain       (Real Madrid CF)
Fernando Cavenaghi    2-ARG2    Argentina   (CA River Plate) 
Walter Centeno        4-a       Costa Rica  (AEK) 
Terdshak Chaiman      3-f       Thailand    (BEC Tero Sasana) 
Cristian Chivu        1-5       Romania     (Ajax/AS Roma)
Iván Córdoba          1-1       Colombia    (FC Internazionale)
Jorge Costa           1-1       Portugal    (FC Porto)
Costinha              1-1       Portugal    (FC Porto)
Carlo Cudicini        1-1       Italy       (Chelsea FC)

Daniel Alves          4-d       Brazil      (Sevilla FC) 
Deco                  1-4       Portugal    (FC Porto)
Baruch Dego           2-ISR     Israel      (Maccabi Tel-Aviv) 
Alessandro Del Piero  1-2       Italy       (Juventus FC)
Derlei                1-1       Brazil      (FC Porto)
Daniele De Rossi      1-1       Italy       (AS Roma)
Mamadou Diarra        5         Mali        (Olympique Lyonnais) 
Dida                  1-1       Brazil      (Milan AC)
Diego Ribas da Cunha  3-d       Brazil      (Santos FC) 
Aruna Dindane         5         Ivory Coast (RSC Anderlecht)
Landon Donovan        4-a       USA         (San Jose Earthquakes) 
Didier Drogba         1-2       Ivory Coast (Olympique de Marseille)
Dudu                  4-d       Brazil      (Vitória) 
Damien Duff           1-1       Ireland     (Blackburn Rovers FC/Chelsea FC)

Fabian Ernst          1-1       Germany     (SV Werder Bremen) 
Michael Essien        5         Ghana       (SC Bastia/Olympique Lyonnais) 
Samuel Eto'o Fils     3-e       Cameroon    (Real Mallorca) 
Patrice Evra          1-2       France      (AS Monaco)

Ciro Ferrara          1-2       Italy       (Juventus FC)
Paulo Ferreira        1-1       Portugal    (FC Porto) 
Luis Figo             3-g       Portugal    (Real Madrid CF) 
Marc-Vivien Foé  RIP  4-b       Cameroon    (Manchester City) 
Guillermo Franco      2-MEX     Argentina   (Monterrey)

Gennaro Gattuso       1-1       Italy       (Milan AC)
Ryan Giggs            1-1       Wales       (Manchester United FC)
Ludovic Giuly         1-4       France      (AS Monaco)
Grafite               2-BRA3    Brazil      (Goiás EC)
Gurban Gurbanov       2-AZE     Azerbaijan  (Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan)

Mia Hamm              5         USA         (Washington Freedom)
Thierry Henry         1-2       France      (Arsenal FC) 
Timo Hildebrand       1-2       Germany     (VfB Stuttgart)
Andreas Hinkel        1-1       Germany     (VfB Stuttgart)
Alexander Hleb        2-BLS     Belarus     (VfB Stuttgart) 
Tim Howard            1-1       USA         (NY/NJ MetroStars/Manchester United FC)
Sami Hyypiä           2-FIN     Finland     (Liverpool FC) 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic    1-1       Sweden      (Ajax)
Andrés Iniesta        5         Spain       (FC Barcelona)
Filippo Inzaghi       1-1       Italy       (Milan AC)   
Andreas Ivanschitz    2-AUT     Austria     (SK Rapid Wien) 

Joaquín               5         Spain       (Real Betis Balompié) 
Ed Johnson            4-d       USA         (Dallas Burn)
Juninho Pernambucano  1-1       Brazil      (Olympique Lyonnais)

Oliver Kahn           1-1       Germany     (FC Bayern München)
Nihat Kahveci         1-1       Turkey      (Real Sociedad CF)
Kaká                  1-1       Brazil      (São Paulo FC/Milan AC)
Mateja Kezman         1-3       Serbia/M.   (PSV)
Roy Keane             1-1       Ireland     (Manchester United FC)
Jan Koller            1-1       Czech Rep.  (BV Borussia Dortmund)
Vincent Kompany       1-1       Belgium     (RSC Anderlecht)
Darko Kovacevic       1-1       Serbia/M.   (Real Sociedad CF)
Mladen Krstajic       1-1       Serbia/M.   (SV Werder Bremen)
Jacek Krzynówek       2-POL     Poland      (1.FC Nürnberg) 

Frank Lampard         1-1       England     (Chelsea FC)
Henrik Larsson        1-1       Sweden      (Celtic FC)
Jens Lehmann          1-1       Germany     (BV Borussia Dortmund/Arsenal FC)
Bixente Lizarazu      1-1       France      (FC Bayern München)
Hanna Ljungberg       5         Sweden      (Umeå IK) 
Dmitry Loskov         2-RUS     Russia      (Lokomotiv Moskva)

Mehdi Mahdavikia      3-f       Iran        (Hamburger SV)
Roy Makaay            1-2       Netherlands (RC Deportivo La Coruña/FC Bayern München) 
Claude Makelele       1-2       France      (Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC)
Paolo Maldini         1-6       Italy       (Milan AC) 
Alessandro Mancini    1-2       Brazil      (AS Roma)
Marcelinho Carioca    2-BRA2    Brazil      (CR Vasco da Gama)
Rafael Márquez        1-1       Mexico      (AS Monaco/FC Barcelona)
Obafemi Martins       3-e       Nigeria     (FC Internationale) 
Ismail Matar          4-d       UAE         (Al-Wahda (Abu Dhabi)) 
Marco Materazzi       1-1       Italy       (FC Internazionale)
Martin Max            5         Germany     (FC Hansa Rostock) 
Maren Meinert         4-c       Germany     (Boston Breakers) 
Olof Mellberg         2-SWE     Sweden      (Aston Villa FC) 
Adrian Mutu           3-b,2-ROM Romania     (Parma AC/Chelsea FC) 

Pavel Nedved          1-8       Czech Rep.  (Juventus FC)
Alessandro Nesta      1-3       Italy       (Milan AC)
Shabani Nonda         1-1       Congo-K.    (AS Monaco)

Jay Jay Okocha        3-e       Nigeria     (Bolton Wanderers FC) 

Walter Pandiani       1-1       Uruguay     (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Pauleta               5         Portugal    (FC Girondins de Bordeaux/FC Paris Saint-Germain) 
Ivan Pelizzoli        1-2       Italy       (AS Roma)
Stilian Petrov        2-BUL     Bulgaria    (Celtic FC) 
Robert Pires          1-2       France      (Arsenal FC)
Andrea Pirlo          1-1       Italy       (Milan AC)
Karel Poborský        5         Czech Rep.  (AC Sparta Praha)
Mart Poom             2-EST     Estonia     (Sunderland AFC) 
Birgit Prinz          4-c       Germany     (1.FFC Frankfurt/Carolina Courage)
Dado Prso             1-1       Croatia     (AS Monaco)
Carles Puyol          1-1       Spain       (FC Barcelona)

Raúl                  1-1       Spain       (Real Madrid CF)
Antonio Reyes         1-1       Spain       (Sevilla FC)
Roberto Carlos        1-5       Brazil      (Real Madrid CF) 
Robinho               3-d       Brazil      (Santos FC) 
Clemente Rodríguez    3-d       Argentina   (CA Boca Juniors) 
Ronaldinho            1-4       Brazil      (Paris Saint-Germain FC/FC Barcelona)
Ronaldo               1-4       Brazil      (Real Madrid CF) 
Wayne Rooney          3-h       England     (Everton FC) 
Jérôme Rothen         1-2       France      (AS Monaco)

Franklin Salas        2-ECU     Ecuador     (LDU Quito) 
Michel Salgado        1-4       Spain       (Real Madrid CF)
Walter Samuel         1-2       Argentina   (AS Roma)
Tuncay Sanli          4-b       Turkey      (Fenerbahçe SK) 
Javier Saviola        1-1       Argentina   (FC Barcelona)
Rolando Schiavi       3-d       Argentina   (CA Boca Juniors) 
Paul Scholes          1-2       England     (Manchester United FC)
Mehmet Scholl         1-1       Germany     (FC Bayern München)
Gabriel Schurrer      1-1       Argentina   (Real Sociedad CF)
Clarence Seedorf      1-1       Netherlands (Juventus FC)
Maksim Shatskikh      3-f       Uzbekistan  (Dynamo Kyiv)
Alan Shearer          1-3       England     (Newcastle United FC)
Andriy Shevchenko     1-4       Ukraine     (Milan AC) 
Simão Sabrosa         5         Portugal    (SL Benfica) 
Wesley Sneijder       1-1       Netherlands (Ajax)
Marcelo Sosa          3-d       Uruguay     (Danubio FC) 
Jaap Stam             5         Netherlands (SS Lazio) 
Victoria Svensson     4-c       Sweden      (Djurgården/Alvsjö) 

John Terry            1-2       England     (Chelsea FC)
Carlos Tévez          3-d,2-ARG Argentina   (CA Boca Juniors) 
Lilian Thuram         1-3       France      (Juventus FC)
Francesco Toldo       1-2       Italy       (FC Internazionale)
Francesco Totti       1-1       Italy       (AS Roma)
Hatem Trabelsi        3-e       Tunisia     (Ajax) 
David Trezeguet       5         France      (Juventus FC)

Mark van Bommel       5         Netherlands (PSV) 
Daniel Van Buyten     1-3       Belgium     (Olympique de Marseille)
Rein van Duijnhoven   5         Netherlands (VfL Bochum) 
Pierre van Hooijdonk  1-1       Netherlands (Feyenoord/Fenerbahçe SK)
Ruud van Nistelrooij  1-4       Netherlands (Manchester United FC) 
Oleh Venhlynsky       2-UKR     Ukraine     (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) 
Maris Verpakovskis    2-LAT     Latvia      (Skonto Riga) 
Patrick Vieira        1-2       France      (Arsenal FC)
Christian Vieri       1-2       Italy       (FC Internazionale)

Ronald Waterreus      1-1       Netherlands (PSV)
Sander Westerveld     1-1       Netherlands (Real Sociedad CF)
Morten Wieghorst      2-DEN     Denmark     (Brøndby IF)

Xabi Alonso           1-1       Spain       (Real Sociedad CF) 

Hakan Yakin           2-SUI     Switzerland (FC Basel)
Sergen Yalçin         1-1       Turkey      (Besiktas JK)

Gianluca Zambrotta    1-1       Italy       (Juventus FC)
Javier Zanetti        1-3       Argentina   (FC Internazionale)
Zinédine Zidane       1-6       France      (Real Madrid CF) 

NB: note that Turkish players are listed alphabetically according
    to their family name and Dutch players with 'van' can be found
    under 'v'.

In the original list of eligible players we made a mistake by including
Oscar Ibáñez of Cienciano as Player of the Year for Peru.  We were later
informed that the player was not officially recognised as Player of the
Year and we were therefore unfortunately forced to declare him ineligible 
for the vote.

Full Names for Brazilian Players (only if not listed complete above):

Adriano               = Adriano Leite Ribeiro 
Aílton                = Aílton Gonçalves da Silva
Alessandro Mancini    = Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino Mancini 
Alex                  = Alexsandro de Souza
Alex Alves            = Alexandro Alves do Nascimento 
Daniel Alves          = Daniel Alves da Silva
Derlei                = Vanderlei Fernandes Silva 
Dida                  = Nelson de Jesus Silva Dida
Dudu                  = Alexandro Silva de Souza
Grafite               = Grafite Edivaldo Batista Líbano
Juninho Pernambucano  = Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior
Kaká                  = Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
Marcelinho Carioca    = Marcelo Pereira Surcin
Roberto Carlos        = Roberto Carlos da Silva
Robinho               = Robson de Souza
Ronaldinho            = Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira 
Ronaldo               = Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima



5. REGISTERED VALID VOTES:

Valid votes have been received from:

  1 Victoria Elisabeth Barrett
  2 Thomas Søfting
  3 Johannes Lange
  4 Alfonso Criado Fernández
  5 Max Attar Feingold
  6 Giuseppe Masala
  7 Stephen Davies
  8 Kent Hedlundh
  9 Renaud Dreyer
 10 Ryan Doran    

 11 Juan Iglesias
 12 Bojan Cešnovar
 13 Andrew Whiteside
 14 Alicia Cores García
 15 Johan Karlsson
 16 Refel Hashim
 17 Malik Riaz Hai Naveed
 18 Simon Preston
 19 Jirí Slavík 
 20 Luke Devine

 21 Ondrej Chyba
 22 Ziad Noueihed
 23 Roee Lotan
 24 Jack Pogorelsky Jr
 25 Petr Zapletal
 26 Guillermo Alexander Botovchenco Rivera
 27 Rui MC Silva
 28 Franco Valdevies
 29 João MM Varela
 30 Nuno Ferreira

 31 Leonardo Moura
 32 Peter Lis
 33 Mikhail M. Dryomin
 34 Daniele Paserman
 35 Vitaliy Mazur
 36 Roberto Di Maggio
 37 Alan Dvorak
 38 Tobias Günther
 39 Jose L. Couso
 40 Maarten van den Brink

 41 Davide Rota
 42 João Diogo Reis 
 43 Laurent de Menditte
 44 Maciej Kusina
 45 Marcin Wiktoruk
 46 Claude Waledisch
 47 Mike Scheiwiller
 48 Ben Bloomfield
 49 José Mora
 50 André do Nascimento Pereira

 51 Andrew Hsieh
 52 James Allnutt
 53 Barrie Courtney
 54 R Mehdi
 55 Mark Van der ven
 56 Paulo ML Freitas
 57 Neil Morrison
 58 Dirk Mertens
 59 Jordi Riu
 60 John Rose

 61 Liton Ravner
 62 Jorge Dolz Alegre
 63 Mihai Adascalitei
 64 Matthijs Boers
 65 Jussi Uosukainen
 66 Werner Pichler
 67 Tibert Sanders
 68 Nino Medves
 69 Alex Mizuki
 70 Jeroen Stephen Thompson

 71 Alessio Sammartini
 72 Chris Jones
 73 Alex Norton
 74 Constantinos Panayiotou
 75 Luis A. Blanco
 76 Kalumiana Kalumiana
 77 Derek McAvoy
 78 Donnie Moses
 79 Jose AF Miranda
 80 Pablo Miguez

 81 Brian Lurie
 82 Daniel Correia
 83 Petr Stary
 84 Renato Guadagnolo
 85 Ivan Kvasnica
 86 Luis Carlos Arredondo Ugalde
 87 Marcel Haisma
 88 Marco Mannino
 89 Fábio Marques
 90 Henrik Lundgaard

 91 Razvan Toma
 92 Paulo Torres da Fonseca
 93 Rodrigo Arias
 94 Pasi Louhelainen 
 95 Manuel Furtado
 96 Mikhail Cherny
 97 Gautam Sharma
 98 Richard Green
 99 Chris Goodwin
100 Kevin Beasley

101 Walter García-Fontes
102 Frédéric Nias
103 Sean Naesens
104 Roland Kroezen
105 Peter Gayde
106 Mike Winter
107 Vlad Doob
108 Karel Stokkermans
109 Zbynek Pawlas
110 Raul Criado Cores

111 Irvin M. Jerez
112 Marta Criado Cores
113 Bruce Scott
114 Gabriel Bernardes Rossetto 
115 John Scoltock
116 Paulo Martins
117 Myk Cameron
118 Hervé Dujardin
119 Matthias Arnhold
120 Robert D'erbert

121 Julián Díaz Rubio
122 David Bedborough
123 Marcello Perra
124 Robin Johnson
125 Stanislav Stamov
126 Ruud Verlinden    
127 Luis Criado Abad
128 António João Castanheira Martins        
129 Eugene Rubashkin
130 Olaf Aries

131 Raúl Hugo Ramírez
132 João Nunes
133 Jim Thompson
134 Cristian Micu
135 Mike Pitt
136 Peter Smyth 
137 Umid Ismailov
138 Marco Fiemozzi
139 Daniel McTighe
140 Sondre Zachariassen

141 Jörg Schaefers
142 Douglas McNair
143 Javier Rivera
144 Zoltán Dévényi
145 Timóteo Seia
146 Salvatore Basso
147 Pierre Winkler
148 Mark Dubois
149 Mark Lobbezoo
150 José Luis Pierrend

151 Nancy Carley
152 Jorge Angelo Mitrione Souza
153 Yossi Medina
154 Craig Wilson
155 Cesare Viarisio
156 Ilya Trjastsyn
157 Frank Ballesteros
158 Pawel Terlecki
159 Marcin Pierozynski
160 Peter Young

161 Pawel Szelewa
162 Alwin Chan
163 Giorgio Alfano
164 Joris Janssen
165 Francesco Tedesco
166 Francis O. Tholley
167 Alexander Mastrogiannopoulos
168 Alexandre Silveira Limeira
169 Mark Norton
170 Frank Blekkenhorst

171 Roger Elliott
172 Francesco Gullo
173 Rodrigo Argenta
174 Razvan Afloarei
175 Aleš Gruber
176 Richard Witzig
177 Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
178 Jorge Miguel Santos
179 Alisher Nikimbaev
180 Fernando Espinoza Añazco

181 William Persaud
182 Darryl Solin
183 Paul Mettewie
184 Gustavo Presas
185 Neil Cowling
186 Peter Waring
187 Nadir H.
188 Gerhard Öhlinger 
189 Yeo Kok Wai
190 Pablo Aro Geraldes

191 John Knapp
192 German Cabrejo
193 Bojan Puric
194 Zlatan Skobic
195 Masafumi Sugano
196 Geoffroy Garétier
197 Paul Heath
198 Thomas Lehmann Jensen
199 Claudio Daylac 
200 Andrés Becerra

201 Ryan Luebben
202 David Ian Banchs
203 Kwame Kwame
204 Ryan Pfleger
205 Harley Eric Orrego Fernandez
206 Andrés Galván Torres
207 Irineu Carvalho 
208 José Gabriel Leiva Dalsin
209 Tom Maglio
210 Isaias Matancillas Sánchez

211 Oliver Laos Cáceres
212 Alfonso Córdova Rau
213 Jackie Tellier
214 Pablo Del Papa
215 Roberto Figueroa
216 Michael Zeigermann
217 Martin Locher
218 Jeffrey Swartz
219 Dimas Barroso
220 Natalino Dias

221 Tania Ribeiro
222 Nino Di Vaio
223 Emmanuel Castro Serna
224 Almantas Lauzadis        
225 Didier Fort               
226 Marijn Akerboom          
227 Dario Zacchetti             
228 Erik Francisco Lugo       
229 Domenico Angelino         
230 Luigi De Sanctis            

231 Christophe Labbe            
232 Andrea Camporese               
233 Mattthieu Delahais            
234 Paolo Alessandro                
235 Eddy Castellani              
236 Alex Bakalas                 
237 Marcelo Leme de Arruda        
238 Murat Cem Berberoglu              
239 Marcin Urbaniak                
240 Petros Zachos

241 Dragoljub Jovanovic
242 Jakub Jakubaszek
243 Enrico Acerbi
244 Dirk Thiemann
245 José Ledezma
246 Rafael Malaman de Araujo
247 Onur Aydin
248 Seyhan Büyük
249 Santeri Tuomala
250 Christopher Prest

251 Román A. Leyva
252 Georgi Georgiev
253 Luis Seminario
254 Fabio Massimo Quacquarelli
255 Suraia Dias
256 Christian Jacques Miotto Borges de Freitas
257 TomᚠPavlík
258 Milan Kolínský
259 Radek Nosil
260 Tamás Karakai

261 Przemek Chodura
262 Fabrizio Bombelli
263 Gerald Kitzmüller
264 Jorge E. Gallo 
265 Petr Kotrlík
266 Can Gumuskaya
267 Gabriel Becerra
268 Jiri Mikulcák
269 Andrea Ferrigno
270 Piet Veroeveren

271 Devin Tregre
272 Alessandro Riolo
273 Andrew Kenny
274 Barry D. Scheffel
275 Martin Šoulák
276 Martin Cizek
277 Jirí Kratochvíl
278 Samir Mainuddin
279 Bernd Posselt
280 Jeremy Van Lint

281 Erin Nielsen-Burgess
282 Eduardo Sato
283 Ma. Guadalupe Murillo V.
284 Radu Necsuliu
285 John Barbudsen
286 Miguel Ángel Hernández Queipo de Llano
287 Diana Joseph
288 Faizal b. Ab. Rahim
289 Carlos Labarra Torres
290 Doug Green

291 Miguel Angel Tolmos
292 Ivev Moscoso Delgado
293 Rastko Cvekic
294 Clément Sire
295 Mike Wakeford
296 Dominique Bonis
297 Lucian Gheorghiu 
298 Javier Luis Roimiser
299 Tommy Larsson
300 Jaroslaw Owsianski

301 Tim Leidecker
302 Mohamed Rami
303 Colin MacKinnon
304 Kaz Bocek

We would also like to note that we have received a huge amount of
invalid votes this year, apparently due to a media campaign.  We 
want to point out that this vote is organised for the readers of
the USENET newsgroup Rec.Sport.Soccer and the visitors of the RSSSF
website.  It is NOT aimed at the general public.



6. RESULTS

REC.SPORT.SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2003

The columns are:
   Position
   Name of Player
   Name of Club he is playing for (as official as possible, space limit)
   Nationality
   1P = First Places
   2P = Second Places
   3P = Third Places
   4P = Fourth Places
   5P = Fifth Places
   Total Number of Points

POS NAME                 CLUB                  COUNTRY      1P 2P 3P 4P 5P TOTAL
================================================================================
  1.Pavel Nedved         Juventus FC           Czech Rep.   99 53 26 10 13   818 
  2.Thierry Henry        Arsenal FC            France       45 48 26 15 15   540
  3.Zinedine Zidane      Real Madrid CF        France       19 28 28 21 17   350
  4.Ruud van Nistelrooij Manchester United FC  Netherlands   8 28 27 30 15   305 
  5."Ronaldo"            Real Madrid CF        Brazil       18  9 21 15 14   233

  6.Andriy Shevchenko    Milan AC              Ukraine      13 13 14 15 16   205
  7.Paolo Maldini        Milan AC              Italy         6 17 16 10 14   180
  8.Francesco Totti      AS Roma               Italy        14  3  6  9  6   124
  9."Roberto Carlos"     Real Madrid CF        Brazil        7  5 11 10  6   114
 10.Raúl González Blanco Real Madrid CF        Spain         9  4  8  4  5    98

 11.David Beckham        Manchester United FC  England       4  7  7  3  9    84
 12.Carlos Tévez         CA Boca Juniors       Argentina     6  4  4  6 10    80
 13."Alex"               Cruzeiro EC           Brazil        5  7  2  1  2    63
 14.Gianluigi Buffon     Juventus FC           Italy         1  1  5 15  8    62
 15.Roy Makaay           FC Bayern München [1] Netherlands   2  2  5  6  5    50

 16.Deco                 FC Porto              Portugal      5  3  1  2  4    48
 17.Kaká                 Milan AC [2]          Brazil           3  6  4  6    44
 18.Alessandro Nesta     Milan AC              Italy            4  6  2  4    42
 19.Iker Casillas        Real Madrid CF        Spain         2  2  1  8  2    39
    Luís Figo            Real Madrid CF        Portugal      1  4  4  2  2    39

 21.Pablo César Aimar    Valencia CF           Argentina     3  1  3  1  2    32 
 22.Dida                 Milan AC              Brazil        1  3  2  2  3    30
 23.Ronaldinho Gaúcho    FC Barcelona [3]      Brazil        1  2     5  6    29
 24.Derlei               FC Porto              Brazil        1     5  3  1    27
 25.Cristian Chivu       AS Roma [4]           Romania          1  4  4  2    26

    Nihat Kahveci        Real Sociedad CF      Turkey        2     3  3  1    26
    Adrian Mutu          Chelsea FC [5]        Romania       2  2     1  6    26
    "Robinho"            Santos FC             Brazil        2  1  1  3  3    26
 29.Birgit Prinz         Carolina Courage [6]  Germany       2  1  1  3  2    25
 30.Alessandro Del Piero Juventus FC           Italy            2  3  2  2    23

    Maris Verpakovskis   Skonto Riga           Latvia        1  2     2  6    23  
 32.José Sat. Cardozo    CD Toluca             Paraguay         1  2  3  6    22
    Diego Ribas da Cunha Santos FC             Brazil           2  1  4  3    22
    Tim Howard           Manchester United [7] USA              1  2  5  2    22  
    Christian Vieri      FC Internazionale     Italy            3  2  1  2    22

 36.Henrik Larsson       Celtic FC             Sweden           2  1  3  3    20
    Carles Puyol         FC Barcelona          Spain            2  4          20
 38.Karel Poborský       AC Sparta Praha       Czech Rep.    1     2  2  3    18
 39.Gennaro Gattuso      Milan AC              Italy         1     2  2  2    17
 40.Michael Ballack      FC Bayern München     Germany       1  1  1  1  2    16

    Ryan Giggs           Manchester United FC  Wales            1  2  3       16
 42.Filippo Inzaghi      Milan AC              Italy            1  2  2  1    15
    Dado Prso            AS Monaco             Croatia             3  2  2    15
 44.Damien Duff          Chelsea FC [8]        Ireland             2  3  2    14
    Patrick Vieira       Arsenal FC            France           3     1       14

 46.Frank Lampard        Chelsea FC            England       1  1  1     1    13
    Hanna Ljungberg      Umeå IK               Sweden        1     1  1  3    13
    Javier Saviola       FC Barcelona          Argentina        2     1  3    13
 49.Jesús Arellano       Monterrey             Mexico        1  1  1          12
    Jay Jay Okocha       Bolton Wanderers FC   Nigeria       1     1  1  2    12

    Maksim Shatskikh     Dynamo Kyiv           Uzbekistan    1  1  1          12
 52.Sami Hyypiä          Liverpool FC          Finland       2           1    11  
    Pedro Pauleta        Paris St.-Germain [9] Portugal      1     1  1  1    11
 54.Aílton               SV Werder Bremen      Brazil           1  1     3    10
    Iván Córdoba         FC Internazionale     Colombia      2                10
 
    Ludovic Giuly        AS Monaco             France              1  2  3    10
    Oliver Kahn          FC Bayern München     Germany       1  1        1    10
    Jan Koller           BV Borussia Dortmund  Czech Rep.       1  1  1  1    10 
    David Trezeguet      Juventus FC           France        1     1  1       10
 60.Sebastián Battaglia  Villarreal CF [10]    Argentina        2        1     9

    Ricardo Carvalho     FC Porto              Portugal         1  1  1        9
    Landon Donovan       San Jose Earthquakes  USA           1        2        9
    Mia Hamm             Washington Freedom    USA                 1  1  4     9
    Mateja Kezman        PSV                   Serbia/M.           2  1  1     9
    Rafael Márquez       FC Barcelona [11]     Mexico        1  1              9

    Wayne Rooney         Everton FC            England       1     1     1     9
    Paul Scholes         Manchester United FC  England             1  2  2     9
    Alan Shearer         Newcastle United FC   England             1  2  2     9
 69.Adriano              Parma AC              Brazil        1        1  1     8
    Paulo Ferreira       FC Porto              Portugal         2              8

    Darko Kovacevic      Real Sociedad CF      Serbia/M.     1     1           8
    Dmitry Loskov        Lokomotiv Moskva      Russia           1  1     1     8
    Obafemi Martins      FC Internationale     Nigeria             2  1        8
    Maren Meinert        Boston Breakers       Germany       1        1  1     8
    Robert Pires         Arsenal FC            France           1     2        8

    Sergen Yalçin        Besiktas JK           Turkey           1     1  2     8
    Gianluca Zambrotta   Juventus FC           Italy            1     1  2     8
 78.Rubén Baraja         Valencia CF           Spain            1     1  1     7
    Marc-Vivien Foé  RIP Manchester City       Cameroon         1        3     7
    Juninho Pernambucano Olympique Lyonnais    Brazil                 2  3     7

    Stilian Petrov       Celtic FC             Bulgaria      1        1        7
    Walter Samuel        AS Roma               Argentina           1  2        7
    Xabi Alonso          Real Sociedad CF      Spain            1     1  1     7
 84.Dudu                 Vitória               Brazil                 3        6
    Claude Makelele      Chelsea FC [12]       France              1  1  1     6

    Alessandro Mancini   AS Roma               Brazil              1  1  1     6
    Wesley Sneijder      Ajax                  Netherlands      1     1        6
    Javier Zanetti       FC Internazionale     Argentina     1           1     6
 89.Timo Hildebrand      VfB Stuttgart         Germany                2  1     5
    Mladen Krstajic      SV Werder Bremen      Serbia/M.     1                 5

    Franklin Salas       LDU Quito             Ecuador       1                 5
    Mehmet Scholl        FC Bayern München     Germany             1  1        5
    Francesco Toldo      FC Internazionale     Italy                  2  1     5
 94.DaMarcus Beasley     Chicago Fire          USA              1              4
    Andrés Iniesta       FC Barcelona          Spain            1              4

    Joaquín              Real Betis Balompié   Spain                  1  2     4
    Antonio Reyes        Sevilla FC            Spain            1              4
    Simão Sabrosa        SL Benfica            Portugal         1              4
    Hatem Trabelsi       Ajax                  Tunisia             1     1     4
    Daniel Van Buyten    Olympique Marseille   Belgium          1              4

    Hakan Yakin          FC Basel              Switzerland         1     1     4
102.Roberto Abbondanzieri  CA Boca Juniors     Argentina              1  1     3
    Jorge Costa          FC Porto              Portugal               1  1     3
    Alexander Hleb       VfB Stuttgart         Belarus             1           3 
    Ed Johnson           Dallas Burn           USA                 1           3

    Shabani Nonda        AS Monaco             Congo-Kinshasa      1           3
    Clarence Seedorf     Juventus FC           Netherlands         1           3
    Lilian Thuram        Juventus FC           France                 1  1     3
    Sander Westerveld    Real Sociedad CF      Netherlands         1           3
110.Sol Campbell         Arsenal FC            England                1        2

    Fabio Cannavaro      FC Internazionale     Italy                  1        2
    Jacek Krzynówek      1.FC Nürnberg         Poland                    2     2
    Bixente Lizarazu     FC Bayern München     France                 1        2
    Olof Mellberg        Aston Villa FC        Sweden                 1        2
    Walter Pandiani      Deportivo La Coruña   Uruguay                1        2

    Jérôme Rothen        AS Monaco             France                 1        2
    Tuncay Sanli         Fenerbahçe SK         Turkey                 1        2
    Victoria Svensson    Djurgården/Alvsjö     Sweden                 1        2
    Oleh Venhlynsky      Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine                1        2
120.Alberto Acosta       San Lorenzo Almagro   Argentina                 1     1

    Stephen Appiah       Brescia Calcio [13]   Ghana                     1     1
    Fernando Cavenaghi   CA River Plate        Argentina                 1     1
    Daniele De Rossi     AS Roma               Italy                     1     1
    Samuel Eto'o Fils    Real Mallorca         Cameroon                  1     1
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic   Ajax                  Sweden                    1     1

    Andreas Ivanschitz   SK Rapid Wien         Austria                   1     1
    Clemente Rodríguez   CA Boca Juniors       Argentina                 1     1
    Marcelo Sosa         Danubio FC            Uruguay                   1     1
    Jaap Stam            SS Lazio              Netherlands               1     1
    Morten Wieghorst     Brøndby IF            Denmark                   1     1

 [1] previously at RC Deportivo La Coruña
 [2] previously at São Paulo FC
 [3] previously at FC Paris Saint-Germain
 [4] previously at Ajax
 [5] previously at Parma AC
 [6] previously at 1.FFC Frankfurt
 [7] previously at NY/NJ MetroStars
 [8] previously at Blackburn Rovers FC
 [9] previously at FC Girondins de Bordeaux
[10] previously at CA Boca Juniors
[11] previously at AS Monaco
[12] previously at Real Madrid CF
[13] previously at Juventus FC

The other 43 eligible players failed to collect any votes:

131.Alex Alves           Atlético Mineiro [14] Brazil
    Jorge Andrade        Deportivo La Coruña   Portugal
    Martin Andresen      Stabæk Fotball        Norway
    Dianbobo Balde       Celtic FC             Guinea
    Sergej Barbarez      Hamburger SV          Bosnia-H.

    Marcelo José Bordon  VfB Stuttgart         Brazil
    Wayne Bridge         Chelsea FC            England
    Walter Centeno       AEK                   Costa Rica
    Terdshak Chaiman     BEC Tero Sasana       Thailand
    Costinha             FC Porto              Portugal

    Carlo Cudicini       Chelsea FC            Italy
    Daniel Alves         Sevilla FC            Brazil
    Baruch Dego          Maccabi Tel-Aviv      Israel
    Mamadou Diarra       Olympique Lyonnais    Mali
    Aruna Dindane        RSC Anderlecht        Ivory Coast

    Didier Drogba        Olympique Marseille   Ivory Coast
    Fabian Ernst         SV Werder Bremen      Germany
    Michael Essien       Olympique Lyonn. [15] Ghana
    Patrice Evra         AS Monaco             France
    Ciro Ferrara         Juventus FC           Italy

    Guillermo Franco     Monterrey             Argentina
    Grafite              Goiás EC              Brazil
    Gurban Gurbanov      Volgar-G. Astrakhan   Azerbaijan
    Andreas Hinkel       VfB Stuttgart         Germany
    Roy Keane            Manchester United FC  Ireland

    Vincent Kompany      RSC Anderlecht        Belgium
    Jens Lehmann         Arsenal FC [16]       Germany
    Mehdi Mahdavikia     Hamburger SV          Iran
    Marcelinho Carioca   CR Vasco da Gama      Brazil
    Ismail Matar         Al-Wahda (Abu Dhabi)  UAE

    Marco Materazzi      FC Internazionale     Italy
    Martin Max           FC Hansa Rostock      Germany
    Ivan Pelizzoli       AS Roma               Italy
    Andrea Pirlo         Milan AC              Italy
    Mart Poom            Sunderland AFC        Estonia

    Michel Salgado       Real Madrid CF        Spain
    Rolando Schiavi      CA Boca Juniors       Argentina
    Gabriel Schurrer     Real Sociedad CF      Argentina
    John Terry           Chelsea FC            England
    Mark van Bommel      PSV                   Netherlands

    Rein van Duijnhoven  VfL Bochum            Netherlands
    Pierre van Hooijdonk Fenerbahçe SK [17]    Netherlands
    Ronald Waterreus     PSV                   Netherlands

[14] previously at Hertha BSC
[15] previously at SC Bastia
[16] previously at BV Borussia Dortmund
[17] previously at Feyenoord



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