Comments on: Ballon d’Or shortlist should give Premier League pause for thought World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: MarkMeadows Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:08:45 +0000 As Xavi won player of Euro 2008, Forlan won player of World Cup, Messi and Ronaldo have already won it, I would give it to Iniesta as he deserves some recognition (with Sneijder second).
Still strange Diego Milito, officially UEFA’s player of the last Champions League, isnt even on the shortlist. Ok he only started once for Argentina in South Africa but Inter team mates Julio Cesar and Maicon made little more impression in the WC.

By: dy158 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:36:10 +0000 ‘Xavi would get my vote.’
Same here with me. It’s about time.

I used to read that Italian football have always take pride in the Ballon d’Or. And why not, given of how over the years where there’s Serie A-based players who have won it. It does comfort me that the Serie A is not dead yet, judging by the Inter Milan players who have been nominated for the award.

I have always never believe what the marketing people (cough Sky Sports cough) always tell me about the Premier League. But having said that, it is a sign of the times and it is something the Premier League should be concerned about.