Torres And Gerrard Up For Award
TORRES AND GERRARD UP FOR AWARD
Paul Eaton 10 October 2007
Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard have both been shortlisted for FIFA's world footballer of the year award.
The governing body of world football have drawn up a list of 30 players who are in contention for the honour.
National team coaches and managers, as well as captains, now have the opportunity to vote, with the top three to be named on 17 December in Zurich.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and AC Milan's Kaka are expected to be among the favourites for the honour.
List in full:
Buffon (Juventus, Italy), Cannavaro (Real Madrid, Italy), Cech (Chelsea, Czech Rep), Ronaldo (Man Utd, Portugal), Deco (Barcelona, Portugal), Drogba (Chelsea, Ivory Coast), Essien (Chelsea, Ghana), Eto'o (Barcelona, Cameroon), Gattuso (AC Milan, Italy), Gerrard (Liverpool, England), Henry (Barcelona, France), Juninho (Lyon, Brazil), Kaka (AC Milan, Brazil), Klose (Bayern Munich, Germany), Lahm (Bayern Munich, Germany), Lampard (Chelsea, England), Marquez (Barcelona, Mexico), Messi (Barcelona, Argentina), Nesta (AC Milan, Italy), Pirlo (AC Milan, Italy), Ribery (Bayern Munich, France), Riquelme (Villarreal, Argentina), Ronaldinho (Barcelona, Brazil), Rooney (Man Utd, England), Terry (Chelsea, England), Tevez (Man Utd, Argentina), Thuram (Barcelona, France), Torres (Liverpool, Spain), Van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid, Holland), Vieira (Inter Milan, France).
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