There is no prize money for winning the FIFA World Player award.
FIFA did not hand an award to the "player of the tournament". However, Thomas MÃ¼ller (Germany) received the Best Young Player Award.
In 1997, Ronaldo was the winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year Award. Ronaldo's full name is Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima.
thomas muller of germany
The Brazilian Ronaldo Lima won the fifa footballer of the year in 2002
Thomas Mueller German National Team Player, and winner of the Golden Boot for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
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.
Fabio Canavaro won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2006 as he received the most votes in the selection process. During voting, each coach and captain of an international team is allocated votes to determine the recipient of the award. Canavaro was the first, and currently only, defender to receive the FIFA World Player of the Year. He is also the oldest recipient of the award.