Thursday, August 27, 2009

MESSI wins UEFA Player of the Year Award

Just as the UEFA Champions League draw for the first stage was completed, Lionel MESSI collected the first of what could be many individual awards this season.

Minutes after being named UEFA Best Forward of 2008/2009 award, Lionel MESSI was named UEFA Player of the Year.

Edwin VAN DER SAR won best Goalkeeper, John TERRY won best Defender and Xavi HERNANDEZ was chosen as best midfielder.

MESSI's team, FC Barcelona, will start defending their title from Group F. They will face Samuel ETO'O's new team, Inter, as well as Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) and Rubin Kazan (RUS) where Argentine forward and Youth World Champion in 2001, Alejandro DOMINGUEZ, plays these days.

The other groups are:

Group A - Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux and Maccabi Haifa
Group B - Manchester United, CSKA, Besiktas and Wolfsburg
Group C - AC Milan, Real Madrid, Olympique Marseille and FC Zurich
Group D - Chelsea, Porto, Atl. Madrid and Apoel Nicosia
Group E - Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Fiorentina and Debreceni
Group G - Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart and Unirea Urziceni
Group H - Arsenal, AZ Alkmaar, Olympiacos and Standard Liege

1 comment:

messidona19 said...

Now this will bring very exiting match ups between Barca vs Inter, Ac Milan vs Real, and Chelsea vs. At. Mardid