Kaka-Golden Ball: Latest Indiscretions Suggest 400 Points for the Brazilian Midfielder

Ballon d’OrNot a success, but an absolute triumph: while all rumours now indicate with near certainty that the Golden Ball (Ballon d’Or) award is nobody’s but Kaká‘s, details trickle through regarding the distance between 1st and 2nd spot, and apparently it’s huge. Latest indiscretions suggest the Brazilian AC Milan midfielder obtained a total of over 400 points, way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd), Lionel Messi (3rd), Didier Drogba (4th) & Co. If results are confirmed, Kaká would be the 10th player ever in history to have managed to FIFA World Player of the Year-Ballon d’Or double (the last one being Fabio Cannavaro in 2006).

The first Italian player it seems, is Andrea Pirlo (5th), which is a nice recognition for the irreplaceable playmaker of Italy and AC Milan. Completing the Top 10 we find Ruud Van Nistelrooy (6th), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (7th), Cesc Fabregas (8th), Robinho (9th), and Thierry Henry (10th).

The absolute dominator of 2005, Ronaldinho, dropped down the ranks and finished 12th, while between ranks 15 and 20 we ought to find some more Italian players, namely Pippo Inzaghi, Paolo Maldini, Gigi Buffon, and Gennaro Gattuso. The 2006 Ballon d’Or winner, Fabio Cannavaro, reportedly didn’t make the Top 20.

The officiality of the ranking will be unveiled on Sunday December 2, on the French TV channel TF1. As a reminder, this will be the first Golden Ball awarded to the ‘Best player in the World’, with no distinction as to the player’s nationality or the league he currently plays in.

Kaka with the Golden Ball, PhotoShop artistry at work


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  • 4 Responses to “Kaka-Golden Ball: Latest Indiscretions Suggest 400 Points for the Brazilian Midfielder”

    1. chris says:

      Dude, are you implying that Totti didn’t make the top 20? Or top 10? Or top 5?

      I’m shellshocked.

    2. If we are to believe La Gazzetta Chris, yes. Totti’s name wasn’t mentioned…

    3. Dante Ercole says:

      Hello Marco,
      Nice site! My name is Dante and I am really interested in Italian soccer…

      According to some resources on the web, I have heard that either Tobias Linderoth or Cassio Lincoln will make it to top 5 this year..

      Oh, yes.

    4. Wow… Dante Ercole? Really covert Güven… :razz: