Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FIFA World Cup Awards and There Are Currently Six Awards Give To The Players

FIFA World Cup Awards and It's Prize Money History-

At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.

FIFA World Cup prize money for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is up 60 percent to $420 million.
The World Cup champions will walk away with $30 million and the runners-up will receive $20 million.

FIFA also revealed that $40 million would be shared among the world’s top clubs as a contribution to cover insurance and other expenses for their players involved in the World Cup tournament.
“Every club who has a player at the World Cup will receive $1600 per day, per player,”.

Prize money-

The total prize money on offer for the tournament was confirmed by FIFA as US$420 million (including payments of US$40m to domestic clubs), a 60 percent increase on the 2006 tournament. Before the tournament, each of the 32 entrants receive US$1 million for preparation costs. Once at the tournament, the prize money would be distributed as follows:
  • US$8 million – To each team exiting after the group stage (16 teams)
  • US$9 million – To each team exiting after the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • US$14 million – To each team exiting after the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • US$18 million – Fourth placed team
  • US$20 million – Third placed team
  • US$24 million – Runner up
  • US$30 million – Winner
In a first for the World Cup, FIFA made payments to the domestic clubs of the players representing their national teams at the tournament. This saw a total of US$40 million paid to domestic clubs. This was the result of an agreement reached in 2008 between FIFA and European clubs to disband the G-14 group and drop their claims for compensation dating back to 2005 over the financial cost of injuries sustained to their players while on international duty, such as that from Belgian club Charleroi S.C. for injury to Morocco's Abdelmajid Oulmers in a friendly game in 2004, and from English club Newcastle United for an injury to England's Michael Owen in the 2006 World Cup.


28 players were suspended after being shown two consecutive yellow cards (13 players), a single red card (8 players), or a yellow card followed by a red card (7 players).


  • Golden Ball: Uruguay Diego Forlán (Uruguay)
  • Golden Boot: Germany Thomas Müller (Germany)
  • Golden Glove: Spain Iker Casillas (Spain)
  • Best Young Player: Germany Thomas Müller (Germany)
  • FIFA Fair Play Trophy:  Spain

All-Star Team-

The All-Star Team was decided by an online public vote, in which people were invited to select a team (in a 4–4–2 formation) and best coach. Voting was open until 23:59 on 11 July 2010, with entrants going into a draw to win a prize.

Six of the eleven players came from the Spanish team, as did the coach. The remainder of the team comprised one Dutch, one Brazilian, two Germans, and a Uruguayan.
  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain Spain).
  • Defenders: Philipp Lahm (Germany Germany), Sergio Ramos and Carles Puyol (Spain Spain), Maicon (Brazil Brazil).
  • Midfielders: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands Netherlands), Andrés Iniesta and Xavi (Spain Spain)
  • Forwards: David Villa (Spain Spain), Diego Forlán (Uruguay Uruguay)
  • Manager: Vicente del Bosque (Spain Spain)



There are currently six awards:
  • the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Ball") for best player;
  • the Golden Boot (also known as the Golden Shoe, commercially termed "adidas Golden Shoe" from 1982, although now referred to again as the Golden Boot) was first awarded in 1930 for top goal scorer;
  • the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper (first awarded in 1994);
  • the Best Young Player (currently commercially termed as "Hyundai Best Young Player") award for best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year, first awarded in 2006.
  • the FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team with the best record of fair play (first awarded in 1970);
  • the Most Entertaining Team award for the team that has entertained the public the most, during the World Cup final tournament, as determined by a poll of the general public, first awarded in 1994.
An All-Star Team (currently commercially termed "Mastercard All-Star Team") comprising the best players of the tournament, is also announced for each tournament since 1990.

 Golden Ball-

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the adidas Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1930 Uruguay Uruguay José Nasazzi Argentina Guillermo Stábile Uruguay José Leandro Andrade
1934 Italy Italy Giuseppe Meazza Austria Matthias Sindelar Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý
1938 France Brazil Leônidas Italy Silvio Piola Hungary György Sárosi
1950 Brazil Brazil Zizinho Uruguay Juan Schiaffino Brazil Ademir
1954 Switzerland Hungary Ferenc Puskás Hungary Sándor Kocsis West Germany Fritz Walter 
1958 Sweden Brazil Didi Brazil Pelé France Just Fontaine
1962 Chile Brazil Garrincha Czechoslovakia Josef Masopust Chile Leonel Sánchez
1966 England England Bobby Charlton England Bobby Moore Portugal Eusébio
1970 Mexico Brazil Pelé Brazil Gérson Germany Gerd Muller
1974 West Germany Netherlands Johan Cruijff West Germany Franz Beckenbauer Poland Kazimierz Deyna
1978 Argentina Argentina Mario Kempes Italy Paolo Rossi Brazil Dirceu
1982 Spain Italy Paolo Rossi Brazil Falcão Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1986 Mexico Argentina Diego Maradona Germany Harald Schumacher Denmark Preben Elkjær
1990 Italy Italy Salvatore Schillaci Germany Lothar Matthäus Argentina Diego Maradona
1994 United States Brazil Romário Italy Roberto Baggio Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
1998 France Brazil Ronaldo Croatia Davor Šuker France Lilian Thuram
2002 Korea/Japan Germany Oliver Kahn Brazil Ronaldo South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
2006 Germany France Zinedine Zidane Italy Fabio Cannavaro Italy Andrea Pirlo
2010 South Africa Uruguay Diego Forlán Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Spain David Villa

 Golden Boot-

The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced at the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

If there is more than one player with the same amount of goals, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such). If there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.


World Cup Golden Boot Goals Silver Boot Goals Bronze Boot Goals
1930 Uruguay Argentina Guillermo Stábile 8 Uruguay Pedro Cea 5 United States Bert Patenaude
Chile Guillermo Subiabre
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý 5 Germany Edmund Conen
Italy Angelo Schiavio
4 Switzerland Leopold Kielholz
Italy Raimundo Orsi
1938 France Brazil Leônidas da Silva 7 Hungary Gyula Zsengellér 6 Italy Silvio Piola
Hungary György Sárosi
1950 Brazil Brazil Ademir 9 Spain Estanislao Basora
Uruguay Óscar Míguez
5 Brazil Francisco Aramburu
Spain Telmo Zarra
Uruguay Alcides Ghiggia
1954 Switzerland Hungary Sándor Kocsis 11 Switzerland Josef Hügi
West Germany Max Morlock
Austria Erich Probst
6 Switzerland Robert Ballaman
Uruguay Carlos Borges
Hungary Nándor Hidegkuti
Hungary Ferenc Puskás
West Germany Helmut Rahn
West Germany Hans Schäfer
West Germany Ottmar Walter
1958 Sweden France Just Fontaine 13 Brazil Pelé
West Germany Helmut Rahn
6 Brazil Vavá
Northern Ireland Peter McParland
1962 Chile Brazil Garrincha
Brazil Vavá
Chile Leonel Sánchez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražan Jerković
Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
Hungary Flórián Albert
4 Brazil Amarildo
Czechoslovakia Adolf Scherer
Hungary Lajos Tichy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Galić
3 Chile Jaime Ramírez
Chile Eladio Rojas
Chile Jorge Toro
England Ron Flowers
West Germany Uwe Seeler
Italy Giacomo Bulgarelli
Soviet Union Igor Chislenko
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik
Uruguay José Sasía
1966 England Portugal Eusébio 9 West Germany Helmut Haller 6 West Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Hungary Ferenc Bene
England Geoff Hurst
Soviet Union Valeriy Porkujan
1970 Mexico West Germany Gerd Müller 10 Brazil Jairzinho 7 Peru Teófilo Cubillas 5
1974 West Germany Poland Grzegorz Lato 7 Netherlands Johan Neeskens
Poland Andrzej Szarmach
5 Sweden Ralf Edström
West Germany Gerd Müller
Netherlands Johnny Rep
1978 Argentina Argentina Mario Kempes 6 Peru Teófilo Cubillas
Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink
5 Austria Hans Krankl
Argentina Leopoldo Luque
1982 Spain  Italy Paolo Rossi 6 West Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 5 Brazil Zico Poland Zbigniew Boniek 4
1986 Mexico England Gary Lineker 6 Argentina Diego Maradona
Brazil Careca
Spain Emilio Butragueño
5 Argentina Jorge Valdano
Denmark Preben Elkjaer Larsen
Italy Alessandro Altobelli
Soviet Union Igor Belanov
1990 Italy Italy Salvatore Schillaci 6 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Skuhravý 5 Cameroon Roger Milla
England Gary Lineker
West Germany Lothar Matthäus
Spain Míchel
1994 United States Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
Russia Oleg Salenko
6 Brazil Romário
Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
Italy Roberto Baggio
Sweden Kennet Andersson
5 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
Romania Florin Răducioiu
Sweden Martin Dahlin
1998 France Croatia Davor Šuker 6 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
Italy Christian Vieri
5 Brazil Ronaldo
Chile Marcelo Salas
Mexico Luis Hernández
2002 South Korea/Japan Brazil Ronaldo 8 Brazil Rivaldo
Germany Miroslav Klose
5 Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson
Italy Christian Vieri
2006 Germany Germany Miroslav Klose 5 Argentina Hernán Crespo 3 Brazil Ronaldo 3
2010 South Africa Germany Thomas Müller 5 Spain David Villa 5 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder 5

1 FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals, which would make him joint top scorer with Angelo Schiavio of Italy and Edmund Conen of Germany. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, making Nejedlý the outright top scorer.

2 FIFA initially credited Leônidas with eight goals. However, in November 2006, FIFA confirmed that in the quarter-final tie against Czechoslovakia, he had scored once, not twice as FIFA had originally recorded, meaning he had scored only seven goals in total. Moreover, in some sources, Leônidas was miscredited with one Brazilian goal in the first-round match against Poland, scoring four goals instead of three in the match.

3 There was controversy regarding the number of goals Brazilian Ademir Menezes had scored in 1950, as a result of incomplete data concerning the Final Round game Brazil vs. Spain (6:1). The first goal had been credited as an own goal by Spanish defender Parra, and the 5:0 goal had been credited to Jair. However, recently FIFA credited Ademir with both these goals. The next highest scorers in the World Cup scored five goals each.

4 Since FIFA and adidas became partners over 30 years ago, the award's official name has been "adidas Golden Shoe".

5 Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that were eliminated in the group stages. His six goals are the only international goals he ever scored.

6 During the tournament, after the group stage match against Costa Rica, Ronaldo logged a protest against the crediting of a goal as an own goal, and FIFA granted him the change.

7 Müller, Villa, Sneijder and Diego Forlán tied with 5 goals. Müller won by virtue of having more assists (3) than the rest (each had 1). Villa won the Silver Boot due to playing fewer minutes than Sneidjer, and Sneijder won the Bronze Boot due to having played fewer minutes than Forlán.

 Golden Glove-

The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Before 2010, the award was named the Yashin Award in honour of the late goalkeeper Lev Yashin (USSR). The FIFA Technical Study Group recognizes the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player’s performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are still eligible for the Golden Ball as well, as when Oliver Kahn was awarded in 2002. Although the Golden Glove Award was first awarded in 1994, every All-Star Team in World Cups prior to 1998 included only one goalkeeper.

World Cup Goalkeeper included in the All-Star Team
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Enrique Ballesteros
1934 Italy Spain Ricardo Zamora
1938 France Czechoslovakia František Plánička
1950 Brazil Uruguay Roque Máspoli
1954 Switzerland Hungary Gyula Grosics
1958 Sweden Northern Ireland Harry Gregg
1962 Chile Czechoslovakia Viliam Schrojf
1966 England England Gordon Banks
1970 Mexico Uruguay Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
1974 West Germany Poland Jan Tomaszewski
1978 Argentina Argentina Ubaldo Fillol
1982 Spain Italy Dino Zoff
1986 Mexico Germany Harald Schumacher
1990 Italy Argentina Sergio Goycochea

The Yashin Award was first awarded in 1994.
World Cup Yashin Award winner
1994 United States Belgium Michel Preud'homme
1998 France France Fabien Barthez
2002 Korea/Japan Germany Oliver Kahn
2006 Germany Italy Gianluigi Buffon

The award was renamed the Golden Glove Award in 2010.
World Cup Golden Glove Award winner
2010 South Africa Spain Iker Casillas

 Best Young Player Award-

The Best Young Player award was awarded for the first time at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and given to Germany's Lukas Podolski. The award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2006 FIFA World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1985. The election took place on FIFA's official World Cup website with the help of The FIFA Technical Study Group.

FIFA organized a survey on the Internet for users to choose the "best young player" of the World Cup, between 1958 and 2002, named the best young player of each tournament. With 61% of the overall vote, the winner was Pelé, who finished ahead of the Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas, the best young player at Mexico 1970, and England’s Michael Owen, who reached similar heights at France 98.

World Cup Young Player Age
1958 Sweden Brazil Pelé 17
1962 Chile Hungary Flórián Albert 20
1966 England Germany Franz Beckenbauer 20
1970 Mexico Peru Teofilo Cubillas 21
1974 West Germany Poland Władysław Żmuda 20
1978 Argentina Italy Antonio Cabrini 20
1982 Spain France Manuel Amoros 21
1986 Mexico Belgium Enzo Scifo 20
1990 Italy Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki 21
1994 United States Netherlands Marc Overmars 21
1998 France England Michael Owen 18
2002 Korea/Japan United States Landon Donovan 20

The Best Young Player Award was first awarded in 2006.
World Cup Best Young Player Award Age
2006 Germany Germany Lukas Podolski 21
2010 South Africa Germany Thomas Müller  20
FIFA Best Young Players Winners

 FIFA Fair Play Trophy-

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.

The appearance of the award was originally a certificate but from 1982-1994 it had been a golden trophy based on Sport Billy, a well known football-playing cartoon character from 1982 who became an icon for FIFA Fair play. More recently it is simply a trophy with an elegant footballer figure. Peru was the first nation to win the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the 1970 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.

Peru's FIFA Fair Play trophy award. Peru won the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the tournament.'
World Cup FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners
1970 Mexico Peru Peru
1978 Argentina Argentina Argentina
1982 Spain  Brazil
1986 Mexico  Brazil
1990 Italy  England
1994 United States  Brazil
1998 France  England
2002 Korea/Japan  Belgium
2006 Germany  Brazil
2010 South Africa  Spain

 Most Entertaining Team-

The FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team is a fairly new accolade for the FIFA World Cup. It is a subjectively awarded prize for the team which has done the most to entertain the public with a positive approach to the game. The award is always organized through public participation in a poll.

World Cup Most Entertaining Team Award
1994 United States  Brazil
1998 France  France
2002 Korea/Japan  South Korea
2006 Germany  Portugal
2010 South Africa  Germany

FIFA Awards for Most Entertaining Team
FIFA Most Entertaining Team for 2010 South Africa

 All-Star Team:

The All-Star Team, until 2006 named after sponsor MasterCard All-Star Team (in 2010,Yingli sponsored the award), is a team of players from the World Cup Finals, chosen up to 2006 by FIFA's technical study group, and in 2010 by an online poll on the FIFA.com website.

The number of players was expanded from 11 to 16 at the 1998 finals, and then to 23 in 2006, but returned to 11 in 2010 (which saw the selection of a coach, Vicente del Bosque). Before 1998, journalists and experts chose a "Dream Team" with outstanding players from each playing position. The teams were chosen mostly by European and South American journalists.

World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Enrique Ballesteros Uruguay José Nasazzi
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Milutin Ivković
Argentina Luis Monti
Uruguay Álvaro Gestido
Uruguay José Andrade
Uruguay Pedro Cea
Uruguay Héctor Castro
Uruguay Héctor Scarone
Argentina Guillermo Stábile
United States Bert Patenaude
1934 Italy Spain Ricardo Zamora Spain Jacinto Quincoces
Italy Eraldo Monzeglio
Italy Luis Monti
Italy Attilio Ferraris
Spain Leonardo Cilaurren
Italy Giuseppe Meazza
Italy Raimundo Orsi
Italy Enrique Guaita
Austria Matthias Sindelar
Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý
1938 France Czechoslovakia František Plánička Italy Pietro Rava
Italy Alfredo Foni
Brazil Domingos da Guia
Italy Michele Andreolo
Italy Ugo Locatelli
Italy Silvio Piola
Italy Gino Colaussi
Hungary György Sárosi
Hungary Gyula Zsengellér
Brazil Leônidas
1950 Brazil Uruguay Roque Máspoli Sweden Erik Nilsson
Spain José Parra
Uruguay Schubert Gambetta
Uruguay Obdulio Varela
United States Walter Bahr
Uruguay Alcides Ghiggia
Brazil Zizinho
Brazil Ademir
Brazil Jair
Uruguay Juan Alberto Schiaffino
1954 Switzerland Hungary Gyula Grosics Austria Ernst Ocwirk
Hungary József Bozsik
Uruguay José Santamaría
Germany Fritz Walter
Brazil Bauer
Germany Helmut Rahn
Hungary Nándor Hidegkuti
Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Hungary Sándor Kocsis
Hungary Zoltan Czibor
1958 Sweden Northern Ireland Harry Gregg Brazil Djalma Santos
Brazil Bellini
Brazil Nílton Santos
Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower
Brazil Didi
Brazil Pelé
Brazil Garrincha
France Just Fontaine
France Raymond Kopa
Sweden Gunnar Gren
1962 Chile Czechoslovakia Viliam Schrojf Brazil Djalma Santos
Italy Cesare Maldini
Soviet Union Valeriy Voronin
Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
Brazil Zagallo
Brazil Zito
Czechoslovakia Josef Masopust
Brazil Vavá
Brazil Garrincha
Chile Leonel Sánchez
1966 England England Gordon Banks England George Cohen
England Bobby Moore
Portugal Vicente
Argentina Silvio Marzolini
Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Portugal Mário Coluna
England Bobby Charlton
Hungary Florian Albert
Germany Uwe Seeler
Portugal Eusébio
1970 Mexico Uruguay Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Brazil Carlos Alberto
Brazil Piazza
Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Italy Giacinto Facchetti
Brazil Gérson
Peru Teofilo Cubillas
England Bobby Charlton
Brazil Pelé
Germany Gerd Müller
Brazil Jairzinho
1974 West Germany Poland Jan Tomaszewski Germany Berti Vogts
Netherlands Wim Suurbier
Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Brazil Marinho Chagas

Germany Wolfgang Overath
Poland Kazimierz Deyna
Netherlands Johan Neeskens
Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
Poland Grzegorz Lato
1978 Argentina Argentina Ubaldo Fillol Germany Berti Vogts
Netherlands Ruud Krol
Argentina Daniel Passarella
Argentina Alberto Tarantini
Brazil Dirceu
Peru Teófilo Cubillas
Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink
Italy Roberto Bettega
Italy Paolo Rossi
Argentina Mario Kempes
1982 Spain Italy Dino Zoff Brazil Luizinho
Brazil Júnior
Italy Claudio Gentile
Italy Fulvio Collovati
Poland Zbigniew Boniek
Brazil Falcão
France Michel Platini
Brazil Zico
Brazil Socrates
Italy Paolo Rossi
Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1986 Mexico Germany Harald Schumacher Brazil Josimar
France Manuel Amoros
France Maxime Bossis
Belgium Jan Ceulemans
Germany Felix Magath
France Michel Platini
Argentina Diego Maradona
Denmark Preben Elkjær Larsen
Spain Emilio Butragueño
England Gary Lineker
1990 Italy Argentina Sergio Goycochea Germany Andreas Brehme
Italy Paolo Maldini
Italy Franco Baresi
Argentina Diego Maradona
Germany Lothar Matthäus
Italy Roberto Donadoni
England Paul Gascoigne
Italy Salvatore Schillaci
Cameroon Roger Milla
Germany Jurgen Klinsmann
Argentina Claudio Caniggia
1994 United States Belgium Michel Preud'homme
Sweden Thomas Ravelli
Brazil Jorginho
Brazil Márcio Santos
Italy Paolo Maldini
Italy Franco Baresi
Brazil Dunga
Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov
Romania Gheorghe Hagi
Sweden Tomas Brolin
Brazil Romário
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
Italy Roberto Baggio
1998 France France Fabien Barthez
Paraguay José Luis Chilavert
Brazil Roberto Carlos
France Marcel Desailly
France Lilian Thuram
Netherlands Frank de Boer
Paraguay Carlos Gamarra
Brazil Dunga
Brazil Rivaldo
Denmark Michael Laudrup
France Zinedine Zidane
Netherlands Edgar Davids
Brazil Ronaldo
Croatia Davor Šuker
Denmark Brian Laudrup
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
2002 Korea/Japan Germany Oliver Kahn
Turkey Rüştü Reçber
Brazil Roberto Carlos
England Sol Campbell
Spain Fernando Hierro
South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
Turkey Alpay Özalan
Brazil Rivaldo
Brazil Ronaldinho
Germany Michael Ballack
United States Claudio Reyna
South Korea Yoo Sang-Chul
Brazil Ronaldo
Germany Miroslav Klose
Senegal El Hadji Diouf
Turkey Hasan Şaş
2006 Germany Italy Gianluigi Buffon
Germany Jens Lehmann
Portugal Ricardo
Argentina Roberto Ayala
England John Terry
France Lilian Thuram
Germany Philipp Lahm
Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta
Portugal Ricardo Carvalho
Brazil Zé Roberto
France Patrick Vieira
France Zinedine Zidane
Germany Michael Ballack
Italy Andrea Pirlo
Italy Gennaro Gattuso
Portugal Luís Figo
Portugal Maniche
Argentina Hernán Crespo
France Thierry Henry
Germany Miroslav Klose
Italy Luca Toni
Italy Francesco Totti
2010 South Africa Spain Iker Casillas Germany Philipp Lahm
Spain Sergio Ramos
Spain Carles Puyol
Brazil Maicon
Spain Andrés Iniesta
Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder
Spain Xavi
Spain David Villa
Uruguay Diego Forlan

Only two players have been named in three separate All-Star teams: Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany, who was included in 1966, 1970, and 1974, Djalma Santos in 1954, 1958 and 1962. 21 others have been named to two separate All-Star teams: Luis Monti (1930 and 1934; however, in 1930, he was representing Argentina while in 1934 he represented Italy); Garrincha (1958 and 1962); Pelé (1958 and 1970); Bobby Charlton (1966 and 1970); Teofilo Cubillas (1970 and 1978); Ruud Krol and Rob Rensenbrink (1974 and 1978); Berti Vogts (1974 and 1978); Paolo Rossi (1978 and 1982); Michel Platini (1982 and 1986); Diego Maradona (1986 and 1990); Paolo Maldini (1990 and 1994); Dunga (1994 and 1998); Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, and Ronaldo (1998 and 2002); Lilian Thuram and Zinedine Zidane (1998 and 2006); Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose (2002 and 2006); and Philipp Lahm (2006 and 2010).

Pelé is the only player to be named in All-Star teams 12 years apart (1958 and 1970).
Uruguay in 1930 and 1950, Italy and Germany in 2006 and Spain in 2010 are the only teams to have had a player in every position on the All-Star Team.

Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 2006 have the most players elected to the All-Star Team with 7 players each. However, the 1930 selection only had 11 players overall, while the 2006 seelection had 23.

35 different Brazilian players were named in All-Star teams, Brazil is also the nation with most nominations with 43 nominees.

Only two Asian players have been named in All-Star teams, Hong Myung-Bo and Yoo Sang-Chul of South Korea. Both were selected in 2002.

Only one player on the victorious 1986 Argentina team, Diego Maradona, was selected to that year's All-Star team.

Uniquely, brothers Brian Laudrup and Michael Laudrup were both selected for the All Star Team from Denmark in 1998 FIFA World Cup.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, just like its predecessors, will churn out dollops of entertainment, football highs, football lows, celebrations and even disappointments. The 32 teams who qualified for the World Cup tournament will look to play more than just the role of tourists in picturesque South Africa. The nations of the world will wait on their heroes to perform and achieve the seemingly impossible. The blood, sweat, passion and tears of the players will make up for one thriller of a competition. To acknowledge the tremendous feats of the winning teams, FIFA as an organization, has set aside total prize money of US$420 million. The money will be awarded or distributed amongst the teams after taking into consideration their respective performances and results of the 2010 tournament. Read on to know more on the ‘Prize Money’ reserved for the winning teams of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.
Prize Money For The 2010 FIFA World Cup -
The prize money for the 2010 FIFA World Cup only does justice to the status and legacy of the tournament. A whopping sum of US$420 million has been set aside as the ‘Prize Money for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.’ The amount has been supplemented with a generous 60% increase, a far cry from what was the prize money for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Post a 24-man Executive Committee meeting at the Robben Islands, FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that the winners or champions of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament will receive a cash award of US$ 30 million. The runners up of the tournament will get to walk away with US$ 20million.

The General Secretary of FIFA, Jerome Valcke also announced a sum of $40 million for the top football clubs of the world. This sum is to be shared between the clubs who have their players participating at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The US$ 40 million will act as a compensation for the insurance and other expenses that the clubs will have to incur on the players playing in South Africa. "Every club who has a player at the World Cup will receive $1600 per day, per player,” proclaimed Jerome Valcke. The Secretary General also said that the money will be paid 15 days before the start of the tournament and one day after the players' participation in the World Cup ends." All 32 teams will get a sum of US$ 1million prior to the commencement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.

The teams will battle it out for the Cup and the  prize money in the scenic South African cities of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth. The matches will be held over a period of one month. The 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament begins on June 11, 2010 and will build up to a glorious crescendo on July 11, 2010. Three cheers for the World Final, three cheers for the participating teams and three cheers for the host country South Africa.

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