Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on FIFA’s World Player of the Year shortlist – are they the three best footballers on the planet?

Ollie Irish

30th, November 2007


Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kaka have just been announced on a three-man shortlist for FIFA’s World Player of the Year award. The award voted for by the managers and captains of the national teams of FIFA’s member nations, will be presented at FIFA’s world player gala in Zurich on 17 December.
That’s a pretty strong line-up. I agree with FIFA (for once) that they are currently the best three footballers in the world. My vote would go to Lionel Messi, who has been in stunning form for Barca, but I’d be equally happy for Ronaldo to win. Each has a strong case. Kaka is the bookies’ favourite but I’d place him third of the trio on recent form.
Do you think FIFA have got this one right? And who would get your vote?

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  1. OmegaSupreme says:

    Yeah that got this one spot on. Who’s the best changes week by week so it’ll be a hard one to pick out a winner.

  2. Joe says:

    I would include Juan Roman Riquelme on the list. Despite not playing club football in Europe, he’s been in amazing form. I don’t know who I’d take off, though. You have to keep Ronaldo, Messi’s playing the best at the moment, and Kaka was spectacular in the Champions League.

  3. kaká says:

    With greatest respect to Mr. Ronaldo and my dear pal Mr. Messi, I trust that Jesus will guide your hand to vote for the world’s truest, bravest, and most holy and faithful footballer. Love in Christ always,

  4. Betting Guru says:

    From what I understand Kaka has already had the publicity shots taken for this award. Ronaldo and Messi will have their day I’m sure.

  5. Chringle says:

    I think we all know Dennis Bergkamp is still the best player in the world.

  6. wade says:

    those three are probably the best in the world of late i think fifa have got it right. my vote would go to messi though

  7. Anonymous says:

    everyone knows kaka was the best last year
    cristiano is full of shit

  8. Bo says:

    i think igor biscan should win.. i think he is too good. he doesnt even have a club now!! he is too good for any club in the world

  9. Beeyee says:

    Kaka will win it for sure, but among the 3 messi should be credited, goal against getafe, hand of god, hat trick against real madrid, most beautiful goal in copa america, barca goal of the century, despite being injured last season he scored 14 league goals! Scoring 11goals in the last 13 matches, in fact he deserves it totally.

  10. ali says:

    Ronaldo is the best footballer and shining star

  11. sosa says:

    I love Kaka. Best Soccer

  12. zarlasht says:

    Maybe i luv Messi !!!!!!

  13. johnny says:

    kaka is a shitty player cristiano ronaldo will win cristiano ronaldo scored a goal fr portugal while messi and kaka did nt even score 1 goal and kaka keeps on doing fouls dnt knw y bt he stinks

  14. johnny says:

    fck kakkakakaka even his nme represents himself

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