The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was given to Luis Figo, of Portugal. David Beckham came in a close second.
Cristiano Ronaldo was playing for Manchester United in 2008 when he was named FIFA World Player of the Year. He was the first Premiership footballer to be given this award.
A yearly award given by FIFA to the best football player in the world. Players, managers and the media (journalists, etc) choose their top 3 choices for the award from a short list of players complied by FIFA. Also known as - the lionel messi award.
There is no prize money for winning the FIFA World Player award.
the 2008 fifa world best player award was given to Cristiano Ronaldo, of Manchester United. The first and second runners up award went to Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Fernando Torres of Liverpool respectively.
He was Diego Benigngalo.
FIFA Puskás Award was created in 2009.