Women's Soccer USA

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December 22, 2009

Marta: World Player of the Year, But Not Perfect

So Messi won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Award, and Marta won the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award, and no-one was surprised. But should we have been? There’s enough out there about Messi, so let’s look at Marta and the women’s award for a moment.

It sure looks like the voters, the captains and coaches of national teams, sent in their ballots based on past reputation rather than present performance. “...the Euro champion and top scorer, and the UEFA Champions League winner Inka Grings should win the award.”