Cristiano Ronaldo won the Golden Ball 2014 and there are other winners in this amazing night, like Men’s World Coach, Joachim Loew, the German coach that won the World Cup in Brazil.
At the ceremony in Zurich he took a deep breath and stared at the audience:
“I see if I see my son, my family, my mother … Well, I have to thank everyone who voted for me, my coach, my teammates and associative mass of Real Madrid. It was a spectacular year for me personally and collectively. Win a trophy this magnitude is unique, is spectacular. I have to thank my mother, my son, my brothers, my father who is up there looking for me. Thank you all who helped me to be better every day. In the selection of Portugal and the Portuguese. I never expected to win three of these balls, but do not want to stick around. I hope to catch Messi already for next season. It is something I have ambition, want to get in football history as the best and every day working to be the best. Thank you all, have a good night. ”
After Ronaldo shouted: “Siiimmmmmm”.
The Portuguese won for the third time the award for the best player in the world, with 37.66 percent of the vote. Ronaldo, who had already won in 2013 and in 2008, got the better of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer. The Argentine had 15.76 percent of the vote, beating the German for very little, 15.72%.
Although the brilliant outfit this wasn’t a sparkling night for Messi that will have to work more next year.
The other winners of the night:
Nadine Kessler – Fifa Women’s World Player of the Year
At the age of 26, the German midfielder Nadine Kessler succeeds fellow German international Nadine Angerer – last year’s winner.
Joachim Loew – Men’s World Coach
This coach assembled the historical team that won 2014 for the first time in 24years and the World Cup in Brazil.
Ralf Kellermann – Women’s World Coach
Ralph KellerMann, from Germany, is the leading of Wolfsburg and won the FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.
Hiroshi Kagawa – Presidential Award
At 89 years old, Hiroshi Kagawa, with 89 years old, was the oldest member of the press corps at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He received the award for his dedication to bringing football to a wider audience and his passion for the game. Before Kagawa, Pele, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jacques Rogge received the FIFA Presidential Award.
All volunteers at FIFA competitions – Fair Play Award
The volunteers have an indispensable role in any Fifa tournament, seen as unsung heroes, they were recognized with the FIFA Fair Play Award.
The spectacular goal of James Rodriguez in the match of Colombia against Uruguay at the Maracana in the Round of 16 at Brazil 2014 has been chosen by users of FIFA.com and francefootball.fr as the best goal of 2014.
Voted for by over 20,000 professional players, these are the 11 stars that earned a place in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2014:
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Philipp Lahm, Sergio Ramos, David Luiz, Thiago Silva
Midfielders: Angel Di Maria, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben
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