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Xavi voted World Soccer Player of the Year

Xavi, the brilliant midfield orchestrator of Spain's 2010 World Cup triumph, has been voted World Soccer's World Player of the Year.

The 29-year-old Barcelona star saw off competition from 2009's winner Lionel Messi, World Cup stars Diego Forlan and Wesley Sneijder, as well as Barca and Spain team-mate Andres Iniesta, to become the first Spaniard to win the award, which is now in its 29th year.

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kulka4956d ago

Best player won in the end agree completely with Fifa on this

MasterGuru4955d ago

This is World Soccer's edition of World Player Of The Year not the FIFA Balon D'Or. I just wanted to inform you.

The FIFA Balon D'Or is said to be won by Andres Iniesta while Xavi is placed 2nd and Messi a close 3rd.

While the FIFA Manager Of The Year award goes to Del Bosque.

Again, all of this information came from La Gazetta Dello Sport which leaked the 3-man shortlist in the first place so I guess it's safe to say what they say about Iniesta and Del Bosque is true.

Maradona4956d ago

Agree. Hoped for Forlan.

karim4955d ago

Deserved award,still Sneijder deserves it 2

RedDevils4955d ago

Yes, my wish come true, No Sneijder the last guy i want to win Xavi, thank god is not Iniesta

karim4955d ago

If Iniesta wins the Ballon D'Or it's a disgrace...Xavi/Sneijder deserves them the most