Back degree UEFA European Player Award

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Zurich - Starting this year the award for best European players was abolished. Do not get along with the new electoral system of the Ballon d'Or FIFA, UEFA will revive the award.

Previously, from 1956 until 2009, Europe had its own event to reward the players who they think have the best performance. Events initiated by France Football magazine named the Ballon d'Or.

But from 2010 the event combined with the selection of the best players of FIFA's world, which then led to a new name FIFA Ballon d'Or.

But the announcement of the winner of FIFA's inaugural edition of the Ballon d'Or invite much debate. Lionel Messi, who won the poll of coaches, captains and sports reporters from around the world are considered no better than Xavi Hernandrez or Andres Iniesta.

Based on that UEFA is planning to revive the European Footballer of the election. Quoted from Elmundodeportivo, UEFA will also use a different method of election to what FIFA ditemput Ballon d'Or.

"We will give a special award for the best players in Europe, following the old spirit of France Football's Golden Ball, who now have joined the FIFA World Player," said Michele Platini

Until now Platini and UEFA have not yet decided the name that will be used for granting the award.

Event of the award is scheduled to be held in August in Monte Carlo, along with the gala's Champions League draw.

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