Superstar shining bright once again

November 28, 2006
By John Brewin
When the Ballon D'Or was handed out on Monday, last year's winner, widely agreed to be the world's best player, lagged back in 4th.

Fabio Cannavaro became the first defender to win the award since Mattias Sammer a decade ago, while European and World football's most glittering attacking talent finished behind Italy's captain. Cannavaro's goalkeeping colleague in Gianluigi Buffon and Thierry Henry, whose Arsenal team lost 2006's European Cup Final to the Brazilian's Barcelona also both ...

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