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FIFA World Player of the Year

The FIFA World Player of the Year is an football award given annually to the male and female player who is thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches of international teams. In a voting system based on a type of a Borda count, each coach gets three votes, worth five points, three points and one point, and the winners are ordered based on total number of points. The award started in 1991 for men and 2001 for women.

The award's youngest winner is Ronaldo, who won at the age of 20 in 1996. He won it again in 1997 and is the only male player to have one it twice in a row (Mia Hamm won the first two women's awards). Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are the only three-time winners.

List of male winners

List of female winners