It’s a great honor indeed to be chosen as the best player in the world by your own colleagues. For the FIFPro World Player, it is a sign that he has gained the respect and admiration of the world that he himself has great respect for and has given so much to. The FIFPro is one of the most valued prizes in football, given the great number of voters and the fact that the players themselves vote for one of their own.
And among the chosen 55 players (which was comprised of 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders, and 15 strikers), Kaka was voted as FIFPro World Player 2007!
Another Brazilian star takes the award from Ronaldhino, the FIFPro World Player of 2005 and 2006! Ricardo Kaka has been a favorite to win the award after his instrumental role in the Champions League. He was also the top scorer in the competition.
The FIFPro members also voted on their team of the year. And here’s FIFPro World XI:
The team obviously has some of the very best players:
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)
Alessandro Nesta (Italy/AC Milan)
Fabio Cannavaro (Italy/Real Madrid)
John Terry (England/Chelsea)
Carles Puyol (Spain/Barcelona)
Steven Gerrard (England/Liverpool)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United)
Ricardo Kaka (Brazil/AC Milan)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast/Chelsea)
Surely, this team can be revered as one of the best teams made ever!
You can read more of FIFPro World XI at their website.