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European: Zidane wins FIFA's World Player

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posted on Dec, 15 2003 @ 12:31 PM
Thierry Henry lost out to France team-mate Zinedine Zidane in the race to be crowned FIFA's World Player of the Year.

The Real Madrid midfielder came out on top of the poll to win the award for the third time in his career - the second man to land a hat-trick of crowns after team-mate Ronaldo, who came third this year.

The coaches of 142 national teams were asked to cast three votes with the first nomination receiving five points, the second three and third one.

Zidane accumulated 264 votes, Henry 186 and Ronaldo 176.

England captain and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham polled 74 votes to finish seventh.


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