If you mean soccer, C. Ronaldo. Some might also say 'Lionel Messi'.
If, on another hand, you mean Australian football, in 2009 [the commencement of this question], the top award was handsomely won by Gary Ablett Jnr.
In 2010, the Brownlow Medal [the sports top award] was won by Chris Judd.
At this point of 2011 - the season nearing an end - Chris Judd would be well in the running again - as this year's best. Dale Thomas commenced the year very much on fire, but has now received suspensions.
The best footballer in the world is obviously Virgil Van Djik.
The worlds best footballer in 2009 was Cristiano Ronaldo as he won the Player of the year award
This is a personal opinion, if you ask me it is Lionel Messi.
buffon is the best :)
ronaldo is the best EVER.
Currently, the best footballer in the world is Lionel Messi.
The best footballer currently in the world is Lionel Messi, he is one of the youngest and most fantastic footballer of all time.
The best playwriter in the world is William shakespear. from Oliver Stone