Italian players Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Gennaro Gattuso

Argentina’s Carlos Tevez, Juan Roman Riquelme, and Lionel Messi

Brazil’s Ronaldinho, Kaka, and Juninho

Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon

Petr Cech, Czech Republic

England’s Wayne Rooney, John Terry, and Steven Gerrard

Thierry Henry, Franck Ribery, Lilian Thuram, and Patrick Vieira are French players.

Germany’s Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose

Michael Essien, Ghana

Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Holland

Didier Drogba is from Ivory Coast.

Rafael Marquez, Mexico

Portugal’s Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo

Fernando Torres, Spain

How many people regard FIFA and UEFA’s nomination processes, or even the majority of their rules, with any degree of seriousness?

Sepp Baltter and his colleagues would undoubtedly be considered sarcastic, thus it continues to amaze me that every time I switch to paramount comedy, I do not see them.

There are many football-loving fans all throughout the world who will find this scandalous and insulting.

Why is it always determined by national championships, countries’ preferences, and reputations?

Although Fabio Cannavaro is a fantastic defender, he had a terrible season by any standard and has no business being considered for an award.

Carlos Tevez is in front of several guys I’ll discuss later since he had a strong three months for West Ham. If he hadn’t joined Manchester United, would he have received an award?

Thierry Henry has reportedly been terrible, and anyone who watched him play for Arsenal last season and for Barcelona at the beginning of this one will agree.

Forget about his incredible Arsenal career for a moment and evaluate him solely on the past 12 months, which is what these awards should be about overall and not reputation; he missed most of that time due to injury, and even when he did play, he performed poorly.

Given that there are roughly 30 nominees and the fact that Ronaldinho occasionally shown strong play, I feel he deserves to be included because he was among the top 30 players in the world last season.

Lillian Thuram and Patrick Vieira’s nominations: why? It is absurd that they were nominated considering how little they played both last season and this season.
Both Franck Ribery and Juan Roma Riquelme are excellent athletes, but Ribery has only recently returned to his best after a season marred by injuries at Marseilles, and Riquelme saw little action at Villareal the entire year.

Deco and Rafael Marquez? Let’s go! They were both quite ordinary. I love Deco, but he wasn’t very good last season, and Marquez wasn’t much better.

John Terry, Wayne Rooney, and Petr Cech? Is it truly necessary to ignore some groups and nations in favour of others in order to appease others? Rooney wasn’t particularly spectacular, and there were many premiership strikers who were far more worthy, while Terry and Cech missed the whole of the season and weren’t crucial to Chelsea’s season.

Did he actually have a better season than Nemanja Vidic, Ryan Giggs, or Paul Scholes?

Finally, Samuel Eto’o is discussed. Is this a joke? He is an excellent player, but like Henry, he missed a significant portion of the season. When he returned, he was not the same player—he missed a tonne of opportunities and didn’t appear to be the same guy.

Players who aren’t present:

How is it possible for Francesco Totti to win the Golden Boot and not receive a nomination? Is it the fact that Roma isn’t a reputedly major club? He has been outstanding the entire year, thus it is outrageous that he wasn’t recognised.

While Patrick Vieira, who made minimal contributions to Inter’s championship-winning season, gets nominated, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is left off the list despite enjoying the best season of his career. Along with several goals, he also made many opportunities for his teammates.

Why were teammates like Javier Zanetti and Dejan Stankovic left out?

Last season, David Villa may have been the finest striker in the world, but Fernando Torres was nominated and David Villa was not. Is it as a result of Torres joining Liverpool? Why didn’t David Silva receive a nomination?

How can FIFA completely disregard the fantastic season Sevilla had by discrediting Fredi Kanoute and Daniel Alves’ assertions?

Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov lit up the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspurs, but they felt it was appropriate to nominate Rooney in their place.

While Deco and Frank Lampard are examples of players still basking in their old glories, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta choose to ignore their claims despite having outstanding seasons.

Wesley Sneljder is having a terrific run of excellent play, but because he is not yet well-known, he has not been nominated.

Simone Perrotta and Daniele De Rossi, teammates, ought to have received nominations.

Even if Jamie Carragher had a superior season that John Terry’s, he gets overlooked since he is not the captain of England.

Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, and unquestionably Ricardo Carvalho were Chelsea’s top players. Along with Jamie Carragher, Carvalho was the best defender in the Premier League.

What further needs to be done for Luca Toni to be nominated? For Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, or AC Milan, I know how to score goals.

Diego had a fantastic season, but he is passed over since Werder Bremen players cannot be nominated. The same could be said of Nasri, who generally had a stronger season than Ribery but did not go on to a more prestigious team like Bayern Munich.

The only real surprise, I suppose, is that Adriano, Ronaldo, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack, and David Beckham were not nominated this time.

Although politics should not be a factor in nominations, if they were, FIFA would cease to exist. For more details