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ghosts
Dec 22nd, 2003, 08:37 PM
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PARIS, France -- Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved of Juventus has won the Golden Ball as the European Footballer of the Year.

Nedved earned 190 points, with Arsenal's Thierry Henry of France second on 128 points and AC Milan's Paolo Maldini on 123 points.

The 31-year-old was rewarded after a series of outstanding performances for Juventus as they retained the Italian League title and reached the Champions League final in May.

He missed the final through suspension after being booked in the semi-final, when his spectacular display was a major factor in the defeat of favourites Real Madrid.

The award is decided after a poll of European journalists from 52 countries, published by France Football magazine

Nedved, who was also voted best player of the year by the magazine World Soccer, is the second Czech to win the prestigious Golden Ball after Josef Masopust claimed the prize in 1962.

Ukraine's AC Milan striker Andrei Shevchenko was fourth on 67 points with FIFA's player of the year Zinedine Zidane of France fifth on 64 points.

"I did not even dream of winning such an award. I'm very happy to receive such an important, such an extraordinary honour," Nedved said.

"I heard about the nominees and being among them, but I did not believe in my chances too much. A lot of players had good results like Paolo Maldini, Raul, Zidane. All of them deserved to win," he added.

jrm
Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:34 PM
well deserved award :worship:

ghosts
Dec 23rd, 2003, 09:43 AM
bump

The Crow
Dec 23rd, 2003, 11:50 AM
Well deserved indeed. He was by far the best player this year :D :D

hythger
Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:04 PM
congrats!!!!!!

-Ph51-
Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:05 PM
Yup!!!!!

dubro
Dec 23rd, 2003, 02:36 PM
i agree, he has been the best in local and national teams :worship:

...sincerly, me too i deserved it :p

jrm
Dec 23rd, 2003, 11:17 PM
Shame that Thierry Henry got second, again!

Miss Thang
Dec 24th, 2003, 01:11 AM
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PARIS, France -- Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved of Juventus has won the Golden Ball as the European Footballer of the Year.

Nedved earned 190 points, with Arsenal's Thierry Henry of France second on 128 points and AC Milan's Paolo Maldini on 123 points.

The 31-year-old was rewarded after a series of outstanding performances for Juventus as they retained the Italian League title and reached the Champions League final in May.

He missed the final through suspension after being booked in the semi-final, when his spectacular display was a major factor in the defeat of favourites Real Madrid.

The award is decided after a poll of European journalists from 52 countries, published by France Football magazine

Nedved, who was also voted best player of the year by the magazine World Soccer, is the second Czech to win the prestigious Golden Ball after Josef Masopust claimed the prize in 1962.

Ukraine's AC Milan striker Andrei Shevchenko was fourth on 67 points with FIFA's player of the year Zinedine Zidane of France fifth on 64 points.

"I did not even dream of winning such an award. I'm very happy to receive such an important, such an extraordinary honour," Nedved said.

"I heard about the nominees and being among them, but I did not believe in my chances too much. A lot of players had good results like Paolo Maldini, Raul, Zidane. All of them deserved to win," he added.

The pic don't work! :( Sorry y'all I don't know this dude but when I seen his name I was thinkin of Andre Medvadev and I was wonderin if he look like him. :o

Emola
Dec 24th, 2003, 01:24 AM
The pic don't work! :( Sorry y'all I don't know this dude but when I seen his name I was thinkin of Andre Medvadev and I was wonderin if he look like him. :o

Just for you Miss Thang lol ;) I know this is a different pic but at least you know what he looks like! In fact I just wanted to post this pic because its sooo cute! :) and congrats to Pavel!!

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ansa/20031222/15/1833671521.jpg

Miss Thang
Dec 24th, 2003, 02:26 AM
Just for you Miss Thang lol ;) I know this is a different pic but at least you know what he looks like! In fact I just wanted to post this pic because its sooo cute! :) and congrats to Pavel!!

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ansa/20031222/15/1833671521.jpg

Thank you for doin that! :wavey: He don't look lik Andre but the pic is sweet with him and his daughter. :) (That is his daughter right? :lol: )

Emola
Dec 24th, 2003, 02:33 AM
No problem :) yes, Im pretty sure thats his lil girl :)