Ronaldinho gets the Golden Foot award
I know this sounds a bit weird given the circumstances and the fact that Ronaldinho hasn’t played good football since 2006. But yes, he won the Golden Foot award. As we know, though, the point of the award is to celebrate a player’s (the ones over 28 years old) career and overall accomplishments, judged by a jury made of international journalists.
When you look at it that way, Ronaldinho really deserves this. At one point there was no player on earth who played better football. Today he beat Buffon (Juventus), Henry (Barcelona) and Raúl (Real Madrid) to take home the prize in Monaco. Others on the run for the Golden Foot were: Figo (retired), Totti (Roma), Trezeguet (Juventus), Gerrard (Liverpool), Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy) and Giggs (Manchester United).
Well deserved? I think so.