Ronaldinho named Footballer of the Year

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

Ronaldinho of Brazil has been adjudged the 2004 FIFA World Footballer of the Year.

Zurich:

Ronaldinho of Brazil has been adjudged the 2004 FIFA World Footballer of the Year. The award caps a brilliant year for the footballer. His club Barcelona is at the top of the Spanish league and Brazil look sure to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. Ronaldinho was picked ahead of Thierry Henry of France and Andriy Shevchenko of Ukraine. He was acclaimed by Pele himself as the best player at the 2002 World Cup. Ronaldinho's blinding pace unhinged England's defence in the quarter-finals to set up a goal for Rivaldo, and his audacious free-kick caught out David Seaman to seal a 2-1 victory for Brazil. (PTI)

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