The top 3 nominees were:
1) Kaka (AC Milan)
2) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
3) Messi (Barcelona)
(Kaka with his golden trophee)
25-yr old Kaka received 444 points in the France Football vote, ahead of Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo who had 277 and Barcelona’s Argentinian midfielder Lionel Messi placing third with 255 points.
Some Facts About Kaka:
– Born under the name of Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
– Born in the capital Brasilia, Kaka started off with Sao Paulo before moving to Europe with AC Milan in 2003
– He has been capped 54 times for his country and scored 19 goals
– He was in the Brazilian World Cup squads in 2002 and 2006
The prestigious title of Ballon d’Or was awarded on Sunday to AC Milan’s midfielder, Kaka. Most of us would argue that Ronaldo did far better recently than Kaka and hence deserved that title. But from my point of view both did equally well and I think that Kaka beats Ronaldo because of his sharp and precise goal scoring skills, something which Ronaldo needs to work on more.
But it’s really really a tough decision though since both of them are wonderful players.
So, what are your views? Do you think Kaka deserved that title for 2007? Is Ronaldo better than Kaka?
Cristiano vs Kaka – Ballon d’or 2007
(Sorry, this video has been removed – updated 19 june 2011 )