Monday, November 23, 2009

Mourinho is so Right: Xavi Should Win the Ballon d'Or:

We truly love and believe in Messi but we have to agree with Mourinho on this one - that Xavi is the Best Player In The World. But wait - Iniesta is a genius too! That Barca, so loaded with talent.

But to get back to what Mourinho is getting at - yes - it is true - Xavi drives the bus at Barca - the magic bus:

We got this from Total Barca and they got it from Roberto Scarpini of Italian TV ‘Inter Channel’:

"Inter Milan’s coach Jose Mourinho said yesterday that if it was him, he will “give the Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) to (Barcelona midfield maestro) Xavi Hernadez” although he predicted that “they will not even grant him the Silver or Bronze award”.

“You don’t have to understand football to know that he is a phenomenon. He is not an individualistic player and neither does he score goals (regularly) for his team but he plays 60 matches a season and is (to me) the best of the 45 players in that list. He never rests, plays all the minutes, and trains at the age of 30 as if he was 17 years old, the age when I met him while I was with Barcelona,” adding further that Xavi is the kind of player that tends to be overlooked, “Socially, he doesn’t involve himself in the type of events that can promote his name in the eye of the media. He has won everything, absolutely everything and the only thing that remains for him to conquer is the World Cup with the Spanish selection. I think it would be a crime if an absolutely fantastic player like him were to end his career, in three or four years time, without being given the recognition he deserves,” Mourinho insisted.


And where do you - The Fans Of The World - have Xavi in your voting at 15th? Really? Behind Ronaldinho?

Here is the voting as of 5:27pm Eastern Standard Time on Monday November 23, 2009:

Lionel Messi 45% (1,552 votes)
Cristiano Ronaldo 21% (726 votes)
Steven Gerrard 6% (208 votes)
Andres Iniesta 4% (139 votes)
Kaka 3% (97 votes)
Fernando Torres 3% (93 votes)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 3% (89 votes)
Frank Lampard 2% (71 votes)
Wayne Rooney 2% (71 votes)
Andrei Arshavin 2% (59 votes)
Ronaldinho 2% (54 votes)
Cesc Fabregas 1% (34 votes)
Didier Drogba 1% (34 votes)
Samuel Eto'o 1% (29 votes)
15. Xavi Hernandez 1% (27 votes)
Nemanja Vidic 1% (23 votes)
Franck Ribery 1% (24 votes)
Luka Modric 1% (22 votes)
David Villa 1% (19 votes)
Robinho 1% (18 votes)
Iker Casillas <1% (16 votes)
Arjen Robben <1% (13 votes)
Karim Benzema <1% (13 votes)
Sergio (Kun) Aguero <1% (10 votes)
Petr Cech <1% (9 votes)
Gianluigi Buffon <1% (9 votes)
Ashley Young <1% (9 votes)
Emmanuel Adebayor <1% (8 votes)
Other: 0% (0 votes)

Total Votes: 3,476

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