And the Balon d'Or goes to......

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Spartak, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Andriy Shevchenko

    At least according to Gazzetta dello Sport:

    Before this season started I would have voted for Ronaldinho. But I think Sheva's form for both Milan and Ukraine justifies him receiving this award.
  2. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    I think it's a toss up Ronaldinho and Shevchenko with both being worthy winners. Deco (whilst still a good player) doesn't belong in the same company as these two.

    If it was voted for in the summer then Ronaldinho would have won in a landslide, and although Shevchenko's form of late has made it close I would still give it the Brazilian, just.
  3. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    I'd have voted for Ronaldinho, but really it is hard to argue against Shevchenko. He's a player, and a worthy winner, if the report is correct.

    Who else deserves consideration this year?
  4. Forza Badger

    Forza Badger New Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    I could have seen both of them winning it. Sheva and Ronaldinho are both brilliant players. Still, I'm going to wait for the official announcement.
  5. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Even though he is a knob, you have to feel a bit sorry for Henry. Domestically he has been unbelievable in the last year.
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    Ronaldinho did not win anything last year. Barcelona was good in 2004, but was not great.

    Shevchenko won his first Serie A title and AC Milan did cruise through Serie A. They did not have a perefct season liked Arsenal in England, but they did dominate their main rivals in big games. Being from Ukraine, you cannot blame him for missing Euro 2004.

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