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Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by nationwide1(m): 9:52pm On Dec 02, 2014
Before 2008 when FIFA didn't merge with France football, FIFA's best player was given to the most skillful players but not necessarily the highest goal scorer.


For example, when Zidane won it in 2003, he was neither the highest goal scorer in Spain nor in Europe. Thierry Henry was the highest goal scorer in English league and in Europe but he didn't win it.


Another example is Ronaldinho who won the FIFA's best player in 2004 and 2005 yet he was neither the highest goal scorer in Spain nor in Europe.

In 2001 when Figo won, he wasn't the highest goal scorer in La Liga or in Europe. How many goals did Zidane score in 1998 when he first won the award?

From above analyses, it's clear it was given to the most skillful players plus or minus trophies but not necessarily the highest goal scorer.


In my opinion, in the last two years, no player at the highest level of the beautiful round leather game has matched the sublime and ingenious skills of Arjen Robben. He won trophies in addition to his skills. Is exceptional skill no longer considered as a prerequisite for the award? If FIFA is to be fair, I feel no other player deserves Balon'Dor more than Robben.

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by Yustash001(m): 10:01pm On Dec 02, 2014
I don't know o....the guy is just so unlucky.....

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by nationwide24: 12:32pm On Dec 03, 2014
Yustash001:
I don't know o....the guy is just so unlucky.....
Issues like these make me believe that FIFA has special interest in some players hence outright bias selection.

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by enomakos(m): 1:20pm On Dec 03, 2014
Yustash001:
I don't know o....the guy is just so unlucky.....
you are right
Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by Krasid(m): 1:26pm On Dec 03, 2014
OP, who do you think should have been omitted from the top three?

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by vickylinco(m): 3:58pm On Dec 03, 2014
Krasid:
OP, who do you think should have been omitted from the top three?
manuel neur
Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by Dacronym(m): 4:13pm On Dec 03, 2014
personally for me that guy has been one of my favorite players (even on playstation) a TRUE PROFESSIONAL player remember as far back as his days way back in chelsea. Always liked d way he played

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by Pes13: 5:07pm On Dec 03, 2014
What are u saying?

Who should Fifa sacrifice 4 d sake of ribery.

ronaldo?
Messi? Or
manuel Neur, who majority few, tip 2 win it ahead of messi and ronaldo due 2 his exceptional form in the year under review.

Pls, dont sacrifice merit for favourism .

Let me ask u a question.,

U, as a manger of a worldclass club was asked 2 sign 2 world class players. U were given a transfer budget that can only sign two of either ronaldo, messi, ribery, manuel neur, neymar or gareth bale.

Assuming u dont know anything about there career outside 2014, and the only yardstick u are left with is there performance through out 2014


Tell me, who are the first 3 u will consider?

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by nationwide24: 6:34pm On Dec 03, 2014
Krasid:
OP, who do you think should have been omitted from the top three?
Permit me to disappoint you sir: Ronald should have been omitted this year because this is a world cup year and he didn't impress at the world cup. For example, Ronald De Lima who won FIFA's best in 2002 was out for a long period that year and only needed a Sterling performance at the Mundial to win it. In 1994, Romario won but remember his club, Barcelona lost in Champion league final 4 nil to AC Milan but his performance at the world cup was enough. In World Cup years, FIFA didn't use to consider champions league, so Ronaldo does not deserve to win it.

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by nationwide24: 6:48pm On Dec 03, 2014
Pes13:
What are u saying?

Who should Fifa sacrifice 4 d sake of ribery.

ronaldo?
Messi? Or
manuel Neur, who majority few, tip 2 win it ahead of messi and ronaldo due 2 his exceptional form in the year under review.

Pls, dont sacrifice merit for favourism .

Let me ask u a question.,

U, as a manger of a worldclass club was asked 2 sign 2 world class players. U were given a transfer budget that can only sign two of either ronaldo, messi, ribery, manuel neur, neymar or gareth bale.

Assuming u dont know anything about there career outside 2014, and the only yardstick u are left with is there performance through out 2014


Tell me, who are the first 3 u will consider?
History tells me that FIFA didn't use to consider Champions league as a criterion for world best in world cup years, so Ronaldo has no business in that list. Check the record for world best in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006. The winners in those years never won champions league but performed well at the world cup. Even a defender Canavaro won in 2006 when Ronaldinho won champions league. The records are there. This is world cup year. World cup is the highest level of football remember. If you're a footballer and you're asked to choose between winning the champions league and world cup, which of them would you choose?

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by ItsAaliyah: 10:18pm On Dec 03, 2014
nationwide24:
History tells me that FIFA didn't use to consider Champions league as a criterion for world best in world cup years, so Ronaldo has no business in that list. Check the record for world best in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006. The winners in those years never won champions league but performed well at the world cup. Even a defender Canavaro won in 2006 when Ronaldinho won champions league. The records are there. This is world cup year. World cup is the highest level of football remember. If you're a footballer and you're asked to choose between winning the champions league and world cup, which of them would you choose?


Uh, how bout 2010? Messi had a shittty world cup but a fabulous Champions league season. Why didn't Iniesta win it?

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by Pes13: 10:31pm On Dec 03, 2014
nationwide24:
History tells me that FIFA didn't use to consider Champions league as a criterion for world best in world cup years, so Ronaldo has no business in that list. Check the record for world best in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006. The winners in those years never won champions league but performed well at the world cup. Even a defender Canavaro won in 2006 when Ronaldinho won champions league. The records are there. This is world cup year. World cup is the highest level of football remember. If you're a footballer and you're asked to choose between winning the champions league and world cup, which of them would you choose?
Obviously worldcup is d highest football stage, but again, It shouldnt be d only cateria. D last time fifa uses worldcup alone was 2006 in which cannavaro won ( even he was superb 4 club).

2010, messi has a very poor worldcup outing, argentina was even thrashed 4-0 against germany, yet messi won d ballon d'or accolade ahead of the like of sneijer and adrea iniesta, Y? because messi's total perfomance covers his worldcup lapses.

Using ur caterion, manuel neur merit it most, but using what modern day football fans want frm a player (goals), cr7 wins it.

Afcon is d highest stage in africa, yet YAYA TOURE won Above MIKEL OBI in APOTY, Y? because Yaya toure club performance overshadows mikel's 6-game superb tornament..

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Re: Why Has Arjen Robben Not Been Nominated For Fifa's Balon'dor Award? by stuff46(m): 1:15pm On Dec 04, 2014
everone is entitled to his own opinion.
Lets get back to the issue here, i don't see reasons why anyone who criticies ronaldo or any other ballon d'or candidate is a messi fan.

I know fifa don't have a specific criteria for this award but we should be mindful that thouqh messi was recoverinq durinq worldcup preparations, ronaldo was injection and forced to play with injuries.

2010 that messi had a bad year, ineasta and sneider didnt make out good yearz with their personal plays.
The team members they played with was the brain behind all of them winninq thinqs.
Robben shouldnt have been on list on my opinion, the list is perfect in its way.

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