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World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by TI Media. The magazine was established in 1960.[2] It specialises in the international football scene. Its regular contributing writers include Brian Glanville, Keir Radnedge, Sid Lowe and Tim Vickery. World Soccer is a member of the European Sports Magazines (ESM), an umbrella group of similar magazines printed in other languages. Other members include A Bola, Don Balón, Kicker, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sport Express. The members of this group elect a European "Team of the Month" and a European "Team of the Year".

World Soccer
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Editor Gavin Hamilton
Categories Sport
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 331 000 (Jan - Dec 2013)[1]
Publisher TI Media
Year founded 1960
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.worldsoccer.com

Since 1982, World Soccer has also organised "Player of the Year", "Manager of the Year" and "Team of the Year" awards.[3] In 2005 awards for the best "Young Player of the Year" and "Referee of the Year" were also introduced.[3] In the December 1999 issue of World Soccer, a readers' poll listing the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published.

The magazine marked its 50th anniversary in 2010 with a series of articles looking back on the past 50 years in international football.

Contents

Writers/correspondentsEdit

Award winnersEdit

 
Lionel Messi has won a record seven World Soccer awards. Four times Player of the Year and three times Young Player of the Year.

Young Player of the YearEdit

World Team of the YearEdit

Referee of the YearEdit

Greatest XI of all timeEdit

The list is based on votes of 73 experts around the world.

(Published in July 2013)[18]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Lev Yashin

  Cafu
  Franz Beckenbauer
  Bobby Moore
  Paolo Maldini

  Zinedine Zidane
  Diego Maradona
  Johan Cruyff
  Alfredo Di Stéfano

  Pelé
  Lionel Messi

GoalkeepersEdit

 
Lev Yashin
Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1   Lev Yashin 31 42.47%
2   Gordon Banks 6 8.22%
  Dino Zoff
4   Gianluigi Buffon 5 6.85%
  Peter Schmeichel
6   Iker Casillas 4 5.48%
7   Sepp Maier 3 4.11%
8   Pat Jennings 2 2.74%
  Oliver Kahn
  Edwin van der Sar

Full backsEdit

 
Paolo Maldini
Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1   Paolo Maldini 48 65.75%
2   Cafu 24 32.88%
3   Carlos Alberto Torres 18 24.66%
4   Roberto Carlos 13 17.81%
5   Djalma Santos 11 15.07%
6   Giacinto Facchetti 7 9.59%
7   Nílton Santos 6 8.22%
8   Berti Vogts 4 5.48%
9   Lilian Thuram 3 4.11%
10   Ruud Krol 2 2.74%
  Víctor Rodríguez Andrade
  Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

Central defendersEdit

 
Franz Beckenbauer
Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1   Franz Beckenbauer 68 93.15%
2   Bobby Moore 23 31.51%
3   Franco Baresi 22 30.14%
4   Daniel Passarella 4 5.48%
5   Fabio Cannavaro 3 4.11%
  John Charles
  Marcel Desailly
  Paul McGrath
9   Giuseppe Bergomi 2 2.74%

MidfieldersEdit

 
Diego Maradona
Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1   Diego Maradona 64 87.67%
2   Johann Cruyff 58 79.45%
3   Zinedine Zidane 28 38.36%
4   Alfredo Di Stéfano 24 32.88%
5   Michel Platini 18 24.66%
6   Garrincha 15 20.55%
7   George Best 12 16.44%
8   Cristiano Ronaldo 7 9.59%
9   Bobby Charlton 5 6.85%
  Lothar Matthäus

StrikersEdit

 
Pele
Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1   Pelé 56 76.71%
2   Lionel Messi 46 63.01%
3   Ferenc Puskás 11 15.07%
4   Ronaldo 9 12.33%
5   Marco van Basten 5 6.85%
6   Gerd Müller 4 5.48%
7   Oleh Blokhin 2 2.74%
  Eusébio

Greatest managers of all timeEdit

The list is based on votes of 70 experts around the world. Every expert could choose five managers whom they considered the greatest.

(Published July 2013)[18][19]

Pos. Name Years Notable teams Votes % of Votes
1   Sir Alex Ferguson 1974–2013 Aberdeen, Scotland national team, Manchester United 48 68.57%
2   Rinus Michels 1960–1992 AFC Ajax, Barcelona, Netherlans national team 46 65.71%
3   José Mourinho 2001– Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United 21 30%
4   Helenio Herrera 1944–1970, 1973–1981 Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan 19 27%
5   Pep Guardiola 2007– Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City 16 22.22%
6   Valeriy Lobanovskyi 1969–2002 Dnipro, Dynamo Kyiv, Soviet Union national team 15 21.43%
  Arrigo Sacchi 1985–1999, 2001 Milan, Italy national team
8   Bob Paisley 1974–1983 Liverpool 12 17.14%
9   Herbert Chapman 1907–1918, 1921–1934 Leeds City, Huddersfield Town, Arsenal 9 12.86%
  Béla Guttmann 1933–1939, 1945–1951, 1953–1962, 1964–1967, 1973 Milan, São Paulo, Porto, Benfica, Peñarol
  Ernst Happel 1962–1992 Feyenoord, Sevilla, Netherlans national team, Hamburger SV
  Mário Zagallo 1966–1991, 1994–2001 Botafogo, Flamengo, Brazil national team, Vasco da Gama
13   Vittorio Pozzo 1912–1922, 1924–1926, 1929–1948 Italy national team, Torino, Milan 8 11.43%
  Vicente del Bosque 1987–1990, 1994, 1996, 1999–2005, 2008–2016 Real Madrid, Beşiktaş, Spain national team
  Marcello Lippi 1982–2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2016– Napoli, Juventus, Inter Milan, Italy national team, Guangzhou Evergrande
  Telê Santana 1969–1996 Atlético Mineiro, São Paulo, Botafogo, Flamengo, Brazil national team
17   Brian Clough 1965–1993 Derby County, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest 7 10%
  Ottmar Hitzfeld 1983–2004, 2007–2014 Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Switzerland national team
19   Sepp Herberger 1930–1942, 1945–1946, 1950–1964 Germany national team, Eintracht Frankfurt 5 7.14%
  Bill Shankly 1949–1974 Huddersfield Town, Liverpool
  Giovanni Trapattoni 1974–2013 Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, Italy national team
22   César Luis Menotti 1970, 1972–1984, 1986–1994, 1996–1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 Argentina national team, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Boca Juniors, Independiente 4 5.71%
  Helmut Schön 1952–1984 Germany national team
24   Enzo Bearzot 1964–1986 Italy national team 3 4.29%
  Jimmy Hogan 1910–1912, 1914–1921, 1924, 1924–1927, 1931–1939 MTK Budapest, Netherlans national team, Fulham, Aston Villa
  Hennes Weisweiler 1948–1983 Borussia Mönchengladbach, Barcelona, 1. FC Köln
  Gusztáv Sebes 1940–1946, 1949–1957 Hungary national team
  Fabio Capello 1991–2015, 2017–2018 Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, England national team
29   Franz Beckenbauer 1984–1991, 1993–1994, 1996 Germany national team, Bayern Munich, Marseille 2 2.86%
  Carlos Bilardo 1971, 1973–1993, 1996, 1998–2000, 2003–2004 Estudiantes, Colombia national team, Argentina national team, Sevilla, Boca Juniors
  Johan Cruyff 1985–1996 AFC Ajax, Barcelona
  Vicente Feola 1937–1942, 1947–1950, 1955–1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1966 São Paulo, Brazil national team, Boca Juniors
  Alf Ramsey 1955–1974, 1977–1978 Ipswich Town, England national team
  Jock Stein 1960–1985 Celtic Glasgow, Scotland national team, Leeds United
  Luiz Felipe Scolari 1982– Brazil national team, Portugal national team, Grêmio, Palmeiras, Chelsea

The following managers only received one vote (1.43%):

The Greatest Players of the 20th centuryEdit

(Published December 1999)[20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: World Soccer" (PDF). NRS Readership Estimates - General Magazines. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. ^ Stewart Coggin. "Top 5 Soccer Magazines". About Sports. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "World Soccer Awards: Previous Winners". World Soccer. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  4. ^ "World Soccer Awards: Previous Winners". World Soccer. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Cristiano Ronaldo wins World Soccer award". World Soccer. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "Messi voted World Soccer Player of the Year". World Soccer. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d "Xavi voted World Soceer Player of the Year". World Soccer. 16 December 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d "Lionel Messi voted World Soccer's Player of the Year". World Soccer. 15 December 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Lionel Messi wins World Soccer Player of the Year award!". World Soccer. 14 December 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Cristiano Ronaldo is World Soccer's Player of the Year 2013". World Soccer. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Cristiano Ronaldo voted World Soccer Player of the Year". World Soccer. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  12. ^ a b c "World Soccer Awards: Messi leads the way as Barcelona sweep the board". World Soccer. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  13. ^ "World Soccer Awards 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year". 1 December 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's clean sweep of World Soccer awards". 28 December 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  15. ^ "World Soccer Awards 2016: Claudio Ranieri scoops accolade for best manager". 1 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  16. ^ "2007 World Soccer Awards: Kaka wins World Player of the Year award". World Soccer. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  17. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo wins World Soccer award". World Soccer. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  18. ^ a b Jamie Rainbow (2 July 2013). "The Greatest XI: how the panel voted". World Soccer.
  19. ^ Jamie Rainbow (4 July 2013). "The Greatest Manager of all time". World Soccer.
  20. ^ "England Player Honours – World Soccer Players of the Century". World Soccer. England Football Online. Retrieved 11 January 2012.

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