As previously predicted, Barcelona star Lionel Messi was selected as the European Player of the Year 2009 and is entitled to the Golden Ball trophy or the Ballon d `Or aka the Golden Ball. He defeated the winner of last season, Cristiano Ronaldo and his club colleague Xavi one.

Poll results announced by France Football magazine as the organizer of the selection of the best players in Europe, Tuesday (1 / 12) morning, says Messi won a landslide victory by bagging 473 points, well ahead of Ronaldo who is ranked second with 233 points and Xavi in the order of the three with 170 points.

Messi victory can not be separated from the contribution of the successful carrying amount Barcelona won three titles last season, won the Champions League, Spanish League and the King's Cup (Copa del Rey). He also helped Argentina qualify for the World Cup finals in 2010 in South Africa next year.

With this victory, Messi was recorded as the sixth player in the history of Barcelona who won the Golden Ball, and the first since Ronaldinho grabbed it in 2005. He also recorded as the first player from Argentina who won this prestigious award.

The third round of the draw that brought the FA Cup with Chelsea Warford coach Carlo Ancelotti is very happy.

In particular, Ancelotti did not know the map strength Watford, who play in division one (Championship), and had never met on the field. But the Italian coach was hoping to meet with key sympathizers Watford, Sir Elton John, who happened to be her favorite singer.

"I do not know Watford, but I will learn their strengths. But I hope to meet Elton John because he was near Watford and also my favorite singer," Ancelotti said after the 3-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday (29 / 11).

The FA Cup, Chelsea is the defending champion while still handled by Guus Hiddink. To deal with Watford, Chelsea have the advantage because it will play at home.

Of the draw as a whole, the representative has not met the Premier League match despite a surprise opponent is likely to occur as usual appeared in the FA Cup. But already there are three parties to unite fellow Premier League team, one of which is West Ham United vs. Arsenal.

Atletico Madrid striker Sergio "Kun" Aguero, confessed reluctant to leave the Vicente Calderon. However, in order to free the club from the burden of economic crisis and debt of turns, he is ready for sale.

Atletico itself actually also reluctant to sell Aguero. However, depletion of cash and debt payment deadline, make them think selling Aguero in the second transfer window in January, next. The high economic value assessed Aguero became an instant solution to the problem Atletico.

Well, that's the problem. although willing to sell, Aguero Atletico did not want to leave next January. He claimed to want to stay at least until the end of the season. According to him, he did not want to leave the job half way.

"I always told the club that from now until June, I'll stay here. Then, we'll see what clubs do. Bla until June the club still needed money, there are ways to help," he said.

"Atletico is my home. However, if the club want to sell me, I gotta go. I do not know anything. Now, I need concentration to bring the team to Europe," he continued.

Spanish and English media, believe, Chelsea is the most serious team get Aguero. "The Blues" is already preparing a proposal to purchase a total value reaching 100 million pounds, or about Rp 1.5 trillion. However, so far, both Atletico and Chelsea deny the existence of such a purchase plan.

Chelsea's 1-0 win over FC Porto in a duel continued round Champions League group stage on Wednesday (25/11). With a collection of 13 points, they make sure they qualify for the knock-out phase as Group D winners

Opponent's playing at home, Chelsea could appear dominant. During the first 20 minutes, they were able to turn off the host attack while creating a threat through Nicolas Anelka, Florence Malouda and Didier Drogba. Unfortunately, all three shots went off target.

Nomine winning the European Player of the Year award (Ballon d `Or) is given by the magazine France Football, live 10 people from 30 players before.

Barcelona from Argentine striker Lionel Messi, remains the favorite winning the gold ball. Another favorite is Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo who last year won the award.

Meanwhile, eight other players who signed in nomine is Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Kaka (Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney ( Manchester United), and Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona). Not a single player of any nationality or from Italian and German clubs.

Chelsea Football club are a professional English football team currently plying their trade in England's top division, the Premier League. They are one of England's top domestic teams and are regularly challenging for honours in Europe. They were runners up in the Champions League final of 2008.

Chelsea's home ground is Stamford Bridge in Fulham, West London. They have played there since the team was founded in 1905. On a slightly pedantic note of geographical accuracy, Chelsea are not actually based in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, rather in Hammersmith and Fulham. Chelsea FC was founded in March 1905 in the Rising Sun pub opposite Stamford Bridge. They occupied Stamford Bridge shortly afterwards, taking over the site from the London Athletics Club which had used the facility for the previous 28 years.

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