World Soccer magazine says that Robinho is the most promising of 2005

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by GRBomber, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. GRBomber

    GRBomber Member

    Sep 12, 2005
    Brasília - Brazil
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    The readers of World Soccer voted for the most promising player of 2005.
    Results:

    1 - 29,5% - Robinho.
    2 - 28% - Wayne Rooney
    3 - 19,8% - Lionel Messi
    4 - 5,9% - Cristiano Ronaldo
    5 - 2% - Cesc Fábregas

    In 7th we have Cicinho with 1,1% (don't know who is the 6th).


    This is really surprising for me, because judging from what I read on these boards, the English think Rooney is the best thing since sliced bread.
    And Robinho is showing such a poor form, having adaptation problems.

    I would vote for Robinho, because of what he did for Santos. I don't think many of these readers saw him playing at Brazil.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    Its actually Chicken Tikka Masala, not bread. Rooney must be better than mere sliced bread.

    Put Robinho on the right at Real Madrid and lets see how badly he performs...if he is forced to play at a different position to one in which he has performed well every time, just to accomodate another player, one cannot blame him but the management.
     
  3. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    World Soccer readers (and I am one myself) generally like to vote for what they might consider less obvious choices, and have something of a tendency not to vote for British players.

    You can watch Brazilian football in Britain but it normally on very late at night on Channel 5.
     
  4. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    That generalization makes no sense. That is as flimsy an excuse as I have ever come across since graduating from secondary school.
     
  5. Morbo

    Morbo Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Rotterdam
    In five years we will all laugh at the fact that Messi only got 19,8% of the votes.
     
  6. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Right OK then, how do you explain it?

    Robinho has been woeful since his move to Real Madrid, almost no-one (in England) watches any Brazilian domestic football. Why do you think he was chosen? His Confed Cup form?

    Here is the top 10
    YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    1 Robinho (Santos/Real Madrid & Brazil) 29.5%
    2 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United & England) 28.0
    3 Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) 19.8
    4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United & Portugal) 5.9
    5 Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal & Spain) 2.0
    6 Arjen Robben (Chelsea & Holland) 1.2
    7 Cicinho (Sao Paulo & Brazil) 1.1
    8 Freddy Adu (DC United & United States) 0.9
    9 Robin Van Persie (Arsenal & Holland) 0.8
    10 Giovanni Dos Santos (Barcelona & Mexico) 0.7
    Others 10.1

    An important point to make is that it was a poll on the young player of the year, not the most promising player.
     
  7. jrod69

    jrod69 Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    NYC
    like brazilians and all but i dont think robinho will ever be as good as rooney
     
  8. GRBomber

    GRBomber Member

    Sep 12, 2005
    Brasília - Brazil
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil

    Young players?
    Cicinho is 25, if I'm not mistaken :eek:
    Is Robben young like the others?

    I agree about the first paragraph, that's why I created this thread.
     
  9. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    I just checked and Cicinho is indeed 25, his birthday is in June 1980. I presume people thought he was younger because he is talented and still playing in Brazil.

    Robben is still only 22, it's his birthday next month.
     
  10. JuveFE

    JuveFE Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    Jersey
    there gonna put a 25 year old cicinho on there at 7(not saying he isn't good) but no tevez and robben. doesn't make any sense. and freddy fvuckin adu
     
  11. GRBomber

    GRBomber Member

    Sep 12, 2005
    Brasília - Brazil
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Robben got 6th, read what comme wrote.

    Tevez should be ahead of adu and c. ronaldo.
     
  12. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    These results seem bogus. Who voted ? Readers ? They seem clueless.
     
  13. Duck Manson

    Duck Manson Member+

    Feb 8, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    i dont get it. are world soccer readers saying adriano isnt top 10? hes better then anyone on this list. hes two years younger then cichino
     
  14. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    It seems as if it is an award for the best newcomer to the world scene.
     
  15. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Umm, no. It is just like a world player of the year award but for youngsters.

    Sadly none of the readers realised how old Cicinho is.
     
  16. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    Yes, I am aware of that. The voting pattern implied that the readers might have put more weight on the newness of the name to the world stage.
    Or, how young Adriano is!
     
  17. Aguante Bielsa

    Aguante Bielsa BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Dec 25, 2004
    Argentina
    Messi, Robben and Rooney are obviously ahead of Robinho in terms of quality and actual performance. Also, as previously stated, including Cicinho (??) is ridiculous, and leaving players like Tevez and Adriano out simply doesn't make any sense. This is how seriously we should take this poll into account.


    World Soccer Magazine... hm... ok.
     
  18. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    That is contentious!
     

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