MEJOR JUGADOR DEL MUNDO 2013

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  1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    622 points

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a soccer player from Portugal who plays as forward for Real

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    Madrid, also he's Portugal national team's captain. It's been said that he's the most expensive soccer player. The numbers are clear, when he left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, the spanish team paid £80 million (€94 million/$131.6 million). Also, currently Ronaldo is paid 21 million euros per year in Real Madrid, which makes him the best paid football player in the world.

    When he played in England, he won all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007, being the first player who did it. A year later and in 2013, Ronaldo got FIFA's Ballon d'Or award, which it's given to the best football player in the world. He's Portugal's top goalscorer of all time.
    Also, he obtained the European Golden Shoe in 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was FIFA's World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or.

    With his National team he took part in five major tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, FIFA World Cup in 2006 , UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.


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    - Cristiano Ronaldo never wanted the number 7 shirt.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with racing heart when he was 15.
    - He wasn't good enough for Liverpool.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school for throwing a chair at teacher.

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  2. Andrés Iniesta

    345 points

    Andrés Iniesta (born on May 11th 1984) is a Spanish soccer player from Fuentealbilla, Albacete.

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    early years he trained in the junior categories of the Albacete Balompié, which he joined when he was 8 years old. F.C Barcelona placed eyes on him and recruited him in 1996 after his performance in Brunete’s National Juvenile Tournament.

    After spending a few years in quarry and two seasons as a Barcelona B player, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal upgraded him to the first team, where he had his debut in season 2002/2003. Two seasons later, young Iniesta was already an official player of the Barça, becoming in his first year as part of the team, along with Eto’o, the figure that played more matches. Iniesta’s importance in Futbol Club Barcelona has growth over the years. In 2008 he becomes team captain.

    Regarding his role in the National Team, Iniesta has been a key player since he was first selected in the sub-16 and sub-19 categories. Later on, Luis Aragonés asked him to be part of the Official National Team in 2006. His relevance in the national team has been rising ever since then, being the the only player performing in al matches of the Euro 2008 Champisonship, a tournament in which the Spanish team AKA ‘la roja’ beat rivals and became champion. His top moment on the National Team was the goal he scored in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which would take Spain to the victory. He dedicated this goal to deceased Dani Jarque.


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    - Iniesta set to Play Albino Pirate in animated film about pirates Called ’Pirates’
    - Iniesta has his own street in his home town, Fuentealbilla
    - Andrés admits he hates flying
    - Iniesta saved his former club Albacete from relegation into the 4th division by paying €240,000

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    Leonel messi

    Leonel messi

    257 points
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    Leonel messi

    257 points

    Lionel Messi (born on June 24th 1987) is an Argentinian soccer player who also has the Spanish

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    citizenship. He has developed his career in F.C. Barcelona.

    Born in Rosario (Argentina) in a humble family of Italian descent, Messi began playing soccer at age 5 in the team of his neighborhood, Grandoli. He took turn between this team and Central Cordoba, until in 1995 he started training with the junior teams of Newell’s Old Boys.

    After seeing his performance in Argentina, Barça recruited him an opportunity in its quarry and offered to pay for the expensive medical treatment he needed for his growth hormone deficit he was diagnosed with, if he agreed to move to Spain.

    After moving with his family when he was 13 years old, Loinel Messi began playing in F.C Barcelona youth system. He was soon upgraded to higher teams and finally had his debut, in an unofficial match, in premier league in 2003 at age 16. A year later he played in an official match against R.C.D. Español.

    His skills playing in the Barça lead him to the list of the most prestigious players in the globe. His rise made many journalists, coaches and other players talk about him as one of the best player in History. This prestige has been translated into several awards for his individual talent, such as four Golden Balls and three Golden Boots.

    Having the dual citizenship, Me3ssi could decide in which National Team he wanted to join in international tournaments, choosing in 2004 his country of birth, Argentina. With this team, Messi has played in two World Cups, two America`s Cup and the Olympic Games, where he won a gold medal.


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    - Messi was recruited by FCB because of a video.
    - "Mecci" is the name he had when Argentina selected him.
    - Messi was asked to play for Spain but he chose to wait for the call from Argentina.
    - Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a used napkin.

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  4. Radamel Falcao

    251 points

    El delantero colombiano, Radamel Falcao, el Tigre, es el killer del Atlético de Madrid que ha hecho

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    olvidar al Kun Agüero en la afición colchonera. En su primer año de rojiblanco ha ganado la UEFA Europa League con goles decisivos en la final y la Supercopa de Europa, también con una gran actuación. Anotó con el Atlético de Madrid un total de 24 goles en Liga y 12 en la UEFA Europa League. Esta temporada también ha arrancado con fuerza.

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  5. Xavi Hernández

    190 points

    Date of Birth: 1980-01-25 Place of birth: Terrassa, Barcelona Xavi Hernandez is one of the most loved

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    players of FC Barcelona and of the Spanish national football team. Ever since 1998 he belongs to the group of first division Barça, being a veteran of the Catalans. He is one of the best midfielders in its history, winning seven Spanish leagues six Super Cups Spain and two Spanish Cups. Aside from the international cups, he also has many titles: UEFA European Under-17 World Cup FIFA U-20 three Champions Leagues, two European Championships, two European Super Cups, two World Club and World Cup Soccer South Africa. Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Team: FC Barcelona Position: Midfielder

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    Mesut Özil

    Mesut Özil

    166 points
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    Mesut Özil

    166 points

    Fecha de nacimiento:
    1988-10-15

    Lugar de nacimiento:
    Gelsenkirchen

    Profesión:

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    Futbolista

    Biografía:
    Mesut Özil es un futbolista alemán de ascendencia turca que nació en Gelsenkirchen, Alemania. Durante su infancia jugó en equipos de su ciudad hasta que en el 2005 comenzó su carrera como futbolista al incorporarse a las categorías inferiores del Schalke 04.
    En 2008 Ozil, fichó por el Werder Bremen y tres años más tarde por el Real Madrid, debutando su primer partido con el Hércules Club de Fútbol.
    Özil es un jugador zurdo ágil, rápido y con una gran técnica individual. Normalmente juega de mediapunta por el centro o por la izquierda, lo que le permite explotar sus dotes para el último pase.
    Ha sido incluido por la FIFA y France Football en la lista de 23 finalistas para el Balón de Oro de 2010.

    Citas:
    «Mi técnica y sensibilidad con el balón son la parte turca de mi juego. La disciplina, actitud y el darlo siempre todo son la parte alemana»

    Apodos:
    El Búho, El nuevo Diego,Messi,El Mago de Öz.

    Sexo:
    masculino

    Altura:
    1,83 cm

    Peso:
    70 kg

    Equipo:
    Real Madrid C.F.

    Posición:
    Centrocampista

    Número:
    23

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  7. Neymar da Silva

    165 points

    Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992) is a Brazilian footballer of São Paulo. He plays

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    in the F. C. Barcelona. He is famous for his acceleration, speed, dribbling skills, technique and finishing. His playing style has given him numerous accolades and criticism from fans, media and professionals, who have been considered one of the best footballers of his generation, becoming nominated twice for the Golden Ball and Puskás Award winning in 2011.'s June 3, 2013 as a new player signing for FC Barcelona, ​​FC Santos leaving. Before joining, Brazil won the Confederations Cup and was named the MVP of the tournament.


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    - He nearly joined Real Madrid when he was 14.
    - West Ham was the first club to make a bid for Neymar.
    - Neymar is the only brazilian athlete to be on the cover of TIME Magazine.
    - He scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday.

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  8. Iker Casillas

    159 points

    Iker Casillas (born on May 20th 1981) is a Spanish soccer player that has developed his career as Real

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    Madrid goalkeeper.
    Casillas began his career in Real Madrid playing in the youth system when he was only 9 years old, in season 1990/1991.

    After scaling positions in the club, he had his debut in the Premier League team at age 15. In that season he also selected to play his first international match: Rosenborg – Real Madrid.

    Two seasons later, he was already starting goalkeeper of the team, a position where he has lived all Real Madrid victories in the last years: five League Championships, four Spanish Super Cups, two King’s Cups, two Champions League and one Europe League.

    He has also performed as goalkeeper for the Spanish National Team, winning two Europe Leagues and a World Cup (South Africa 2010).

    Regarding his personal life, he began dating sports journalist Sara Carbonero in 2010. The couple has a child named Martin.

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  9. Ronaldinho

    106 points

    Fecha de nacimiento:
    1980-03-21

    Lugar de nacimiento:
    Porto Alegre

    Profesión:

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    Futbolista

    Biografía:
    Ronaldo de Assis Moreira conocido en el mundo como Ronaldinho Gaúcho o solo como Ronaldinho es un futbolista brasileño que nació en Porto Alegre.
    Ha jugado en uno de los mejores equipos europeos como el FC Barcelona y el AC Milán. Fue nombrado como el mejor futbolista de la década 2000-2010 por la revista World Soccer.
    Juega en el Clube de Regatas do Flamengo en la liga del Campeonato Brasileño de Serie A.

    Apodos:
    Dinho, Ronnie, Ronaldinho Gaúcho

    Sexo:
    masculino

    Altura:
    1,82 cm

    Peso:
    80 Kg

    Equipo:
    Flamengo

    Posición:
    Mediapunta

    Número:
    10

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  10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    96 points

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic es un futbolista sueco que nació en Malmo el 3 de octubre de 1981. A los ocho años

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    comenzó a jugar al fútbol en equipos de categorías amateur, siete años más tarde quiso dejar el fútbol pero fue convencido por un agente para que continuase.
    Dejó sus estudios para centrarse por completo en su carrera. Fue fichado por su club natal el Malmo FF en 1996. En el 2000 el Arsenal intentó fichar a Ibrahimovic pero el Ajax Ámsterdam se adelantó.
    Con el club consiguió dos Eredivisie, una Copa y una Supercopa del país. Tras los éxitos obtenidos su carrera fue en ascenso. Ibrahimovic ficharía en 2004 después por la Juventus FC, por la Internazionale en 2006 donde fue seleccionado como Mejor Jugador y Mejor Jugador Extranjero.
    En 2009 pasó a ser jugador del F.C Barcelona, pero dos años más tarde fue cedido al AC Milan. Su gran técnica, sus recursos y su estatura le hacen ser un jugador decisivo a la hora de proteger el balón y jugar de espaldas a las portería rival.

    Apodos:
    Nibo, Ibra, Ibra Supremacy, Ibracadabra, Il Genio,Zíngaro

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  11. Franck Ribéry

    47 points

    Franck Ribéry is a French footballer born in Boulogne-sur-Mer on April 7, 1983. Two years eariler he

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    had a car accident that left scars on his face. Although he suffered teasing at school he has admitted that this has helped him to become much stronger. In 2006 the player decided to convert to Islam and change his name to Rivery Mohamed Yassin. He made his debut in 2001 with the Union Sportive de Boulogne. He has also played for Olympique Alès, Stade Brestois 29 and FC Metz until it was transferred to the Turkish team Galatasaray in 2005. When the season ended, he joined the French team Olympique de Marseille. But he has since been playing for the German team, FC Bayern Munich. In 2006 he was called to play for the first time with the soccer team of France in the World Cup. Since then, Ribéry has been included in prestigious competitions all to play for his country.

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  12. Thomas Müller

    42 points

    Thomas Müller is a German footballer. He was born September 13, 1989 in Weilheim, Bavaria. His forming

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    home was Bayern Munich. At the age of 20 he reached the finals of the Champions League Championship and this has served him as a precedent to be summoned to the season finale of the 2010 World Cup. He was also named best young player of the tournament and lifted the Golden Boot with five goals and three assists. Year of debut: 2008 Height: 186 cm Weight: 75 kg

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    Raúl

    Raúl

    39 points
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    Mario Gotze

    Mario Gotze

    36 points
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  15. Cesc Fabregas

    33 points

    Francesc Fabregas (born May 4, 1987 ) is a Spanish footballer who has played in various positions on the

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    Arsenal and FC Barcelona. After going through the ranks of Mataró and Barcelona , Cesc was persuaded by thinking that the Arsenal would have better opportunities than the Catalonian club, and shortly after his move , he made his first team debut in a match against Rotherham United. After winning the title, Fàbregas became one of the main stars of the Premier League , coming to get the captaincy of Arsenal in the 2008/2009 season. In August 2011 the Catalan became one of the signings of the season for the club , helping the club FC Barcelona to win two Super Spain , a whole league , one Spanish Cup , one European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Fàbregas is also a leading member of the Spanish national team , with whom he has won two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup of South Africa.

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  16. Luis Suárez

    27 points

    Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is one of the most controversial strikers in the world, but also one of the

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    most complete. He plays as number 9 for Uruguay. Born January 24, 1987 he plays as a striker for Liverpool FC Premier League, but is in talks about his possible move to several European clubs, including Real Madrid. He is currently the second top scorer in the South American Premier League, after the Argentine player Carlos Tevez. Height: 1.81 m Weight: 81 kg

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  17. Edinson Cavani

    18 points

    Birth date: 14-02-1987
    Birth place: Salto, Uruguay

    Edinson Cavani is one of the most valuable players

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    in Uruguay. He carries the number 21 in the Uruguayan National football team. Nowadays, he plays for Paris Saint-Germain, but everyone wants him on their team.

    He is the son of footballer player Luis Cavani and his brother Walter Guglielmone, who also takes part in the family tradition and plays for Beijing Chinese Technology.

    He debuted with the Danube Football Club's first team in 2006, after spending a few years playing in the youth teams. A year later he stood out in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. SSC Napoli showed interest in his game and announced his transfer. He made his debut In august 2010.

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  18. Kun Agüero

    16 points

    Born date: 1988-06-02
    Born place: Quilmes

    Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo, or simply Sergio Agüero,

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    is a Argentinean professional football player. His nickname 'Kun' comes from a cartoon he liked when he was a child.

    When he was 9 he started playing in the Independent youth teams where he'd be trained until he got a call from the Spanish Atlético de Madrid.

    After 5 years with the club as a striker, he decided to leave the team and after some rumors about where he'd choose to play, he ended up with Manchester City.

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  19. Wayne Rooney

    9 points

    Wayne Rooney is an british footballer born in Liverpool on October 24, 1985. He currently plays for

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    Manchester United competing in the Premier League. His position in the field is forward possibly one of the best in the world.

    When he was only 10 years old Rooney joined the youth team of Everton FC. It was not until 2002 when he made his debut in the team where he grew up. He played for two seasons until the Manchester United signed him for £ 25.6 million. He has won ten national titles, five Premier League, three Community Shield and two League Cups. With the british football team has been able to play two World Cups and two European Championships. At Euro 2004 he became the youngest to score a goal in this competition footballer.

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  20. Arjen Robben

    8 points

    Arjen Robben (born on January 23rd 1984) is a Dutch soccer player from Bedum. He started his

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    professional career on the C.V. VB and the V.V. Bedum, where his great control over the ball and his powerful kick attracted the attention of the scouts and took him later on to the F.C. Groningen of the Eredivisie.

    In 2004 he had his official debut with the Chelsea, after recovering from a metatarsal fracture. In that moment, he began his golden age in soccer, being Man of the Match and Player of the Month in Premier League. In addition, he also won titles in the Premier League, the FA Community Shield and the League Cup with the London club.

    On August 22nd 2007, Real Madrid arranged an agreement with Chelsea F.C. to recruit the Ducth international player. The agreement established a five-year contract in exchange of £24 million (€36 million). In 2009 he was then transferred to Bayern Munich in exchange of €25 million.

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  21. Mario Balotelli

    7 points

    Mario Balotelli is an Italian football player of Ghanaian descent born in Palermo on August 12, 1990. In

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    1992 he had health problems so his parents sought help from social services. He was ultimately given up for adoption in 1993 to Francesco and Silvia Balotelli. When he turned 18 he asked for Italian citizenship. He Currently play at B.C. Milan Series. His career in football began as the very young. At 15 he made his debut in C1 Series with Lumezzane. Many international teams set their eyes on Balotelli but he preferred to continue with the team he grew up and in 2006 he was signed to play with Inter Milan. After some conflicts with coach Jose Mourinho, the Italian player left the team and signed for Manchester City. In 2013 the B.C. Milan issued the transfer of the club.

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  22. Diego Forlán

    3 points

    Birth date:
    1979-05-19

    Birth place:
    Montevideo

    Profession:


    Sex:
    male

    Height:
    1.80

    Weight:

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    75

    Team:
    Atlético de Madrid

    Position:
    Delantero

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