RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2000

The vote for the first annual RSSSF BRAZIL PLAYER OF THE YEAR vote
is over. 31 days of voting have passed and 55 votes were processed.
Note that this voting was made according to the same model and rules
that the RSSSF world´s one.

    Welcome back next year - from the 1st of January to the 31st of January
    in 2002 for the RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2001!


The contents of this article:
  1. Previous Winners.
  2. Rules.
  3. Results.
  4. Comments of the President of the RSSSF.
  5. Name of voters.
  6. Demographic analysis of the voters.
  7. Teams of the voters
  8. Final Word


1. PREVIOUS WINNERS:

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2. RULES

  The rules of the RSSSF Brazil Player Of the Year vote is the same used
  by RSSSF world for their Player of the Year award. Due to be an award
  restrict geographically, the following changes were made in the rules:

  1. All valid votes have to submitted between the 1st of January at
     00:00 (Brasília Time) and the 31st of January at midnight BT.

  2. The vote must be submitted on a form including the following information:
     Name of voter and his state of birth and state of residence.

  3. No more than two players of the same club are allowed.

  4. A player needs to have been active during the preceding calendar year 
     in any Brazilian club to be eligible to vote for.


3. RESULTS

RSSSF BRAZIL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2000

The columns are:
   Position
   Name of Player
   Name of Club he played for (as official as possible, space limit)
   1P = First Places
   2P = Second Places
   3P = Third Places
   4P = Fourth Places
   5P = Fifth Places
   Total Number of Points

POS NAME                 CLUB                  1P 2P 3P 4P 5P TOTAL
================================================================================
  1.Romário		 CR Vasco da Gama      29  9  7  3  1   209
  2.Juninho Paulista     CR Vasco da Gama       8 15  9  3  1   134
  3.Adhemar              AD São Caetano         5  3  6  6  7    74
  4.Ronaldinho Gaúcho    Grêmio FBPA            1  7  4  4  3    56
  5.Petkovic             CR Flamengo            5  2  2  1  1    42

  6.Rogério Ceni         São Paulo FC           3  1  4  2  2    37
  7.César                AD São Caetano            1  3  3  4    23
  8.Juninho Pernambucano CR Vasco da Gama       2  1  1  1  1    20
  9.Dill                 Goiás EC                     2  4  2    16
 10.Roger                Fluminense FC             1  1  2  2    13

 11.Lúcio                SC Internacional       1     1  1  2    12
 12.Sorín                Cruzeiro EC               1     2  4    12
 13.Alex                 Palmeiras/Flamengo [*]       2  3       12
 14.Edmundo              Vasco da Gama/Santos [*]  1  1  2       11
 15.Claudecir            AD São Caetano            2     1       10
 
 16.Magno Alves          Fluminense FC                3     1    10
 17.Luizão               SC Corinthians P          2              8
 18.Esquerdinha          AD São Caetano            1  1           7
 18.Rincón               Corinthians/Santos [*]    1  1           7
 20.Guilherme            C Atlético Mineiro           1  2        7

 21.França               São Paulo FC                 1  1  2     7
 22.Fábio Rochemback     SC Internacional          1     1        6
 23.Bosco                Sport Recife                 1  1  1     6
 24.Athirson             CR Flamengo               1        1     5
 25.Edílson              Corinthians/Flamengo  [*] 1        1     5

 26.Gamarra              CR Flamengo                  1  1        5
 27.Vampeta              SC Corinthians P             1     2     5
 28.Nildo                Sport Recife                    2  1     5
 29.Harley               Osasco FC                    1           4
 29.Marques              C Atlético Mineiro           1           4

 29.Raí                  São Paulo FC              1              4
 32.Ricardinho           Cruzeiro EC                     1  2     4
 33.Danrlei              Grêmio FBPA                  1           3
 33.Váldson              Botafogo FR                  1           3
 35.Hélton               CR Vasco da Gama                1  1     3

 35.Juninho              SE Palmeiras                    1  1     3
 37.Arce                 SE Palmeiras                    1        2
 37.Cris                 Cruzeiro EC                     1        2
 37.Fábio Baiano         Flamengo/Grêmio [*]             1        2
 37.Marcos               SE Palmeiras                    1        2

 37.Roni                 Fluminense FC                   1        2
 42.Túlio                São Caetano/Botafogo [*]           1     1
 42.Dedé                 Vasco da Gama/Bahia [*]            1     1
 42.Dida                 SC Corinthians P                   1     1
 42.Ewerthon             SC Corinthians P                   1     1

 42.Flávio               Coritiba FC                        1     1
 42.Flávio               SE Palmeiras                       1     1
 42.Geovanni             Cruzeiro EC                        1     1
 42.Lobatón              C Atlético Paranaense              1     1
 42.Lucas                C Atlético Paranaense              1     1

 42.Silvio Luiz          AD São Caetano                     1     1
 42.Vágner               São Paulo FC                       1     1
 53.null votes                                  1  1     1  1

 [*] changed club during 2000

4. Comments of the President

Confirmando o resultado de votações de diversos órgãos de imprensa, como
O Estado de São Paulo e a revista Placar, os 55 eleitores do RSSSF Brazil
Player of the Year escolheram Romário como o melhor jogador do Brasil no
ano 2000.

Em segundo lugar ficou Juninho Paulista, também do Vasco da Gama, o que
mostra não só a supremacia do clube de São Januário na temporada 2000, mas
também o conhecido fenômeno de que os eleitores lembram-se mais dos feitos
do segundo semestre do que dos primeiros seis meses do ano (quando Palmeiras,
Corinthians, São Paulo, Flamengo e Cruzeiro foram as equipes que mais se
destacaram). Esse fenômeno é fortemente confirmado pela votação de vários
jogadores do São Caetano, entre os quais o terceiro colocado, Adhemar.

Dentre os vinte primeiros colocados apenas Rogério Ceni (goleiro), César, 
Lúcio e Sorín (defensores) e Claudecir (volante) ocupam posições defensivas.
Esse fato dá margem a uma interessante discussão: Será que o Brasil realmente
carece de bons jogadores defensivos ou será que a mentalidade ofensiva do
torcedor brasileiro é que dificulta a valorização e o reconhecimento de
goleiros, defensores e volantes?

Do ponto de vista demográfico, a eleição foi dominada por paulistas e
fluminenses, com mais de 50% de eleitores nascidos ou residentes nesses
estados. Houve ainda quatro eleitores nascidos e três residentes fora do
Brasil.
Confirming the results of the voting of several press organs, like O Estado
de São Paulo and Placar magazine, the 55 voters of RSSSF Brazil Player of
the Year elected Romário as the best player of Brazil in the year 2000.

The second placed was Juninho Paulista, also from Vasco da Gama. This fact shows
not only the supremacy of the team from São Januário in the season 2000, but
also the known phenomenon that the voters remember much more the second semester
that the first six months of the year (when Palmeiras, Corinthians, São Paulo, 
Flamengo and Cruzeiro were the teams with more projection). This phenomenon is
strongly confirmed by the voting of several players of São Caetano, including the
third-placed, Adhemar.

Among the twenty best placed playes, only Rogério Ceni (goalkeeper), César, 
Lúcio and Sorín (defenders) and Claudecir (volante) played on defensive positions.
This fact suggests an interesting discussion: Have Brazil really one lack of
good defensive players or is the offensive Brazilian mentality responsible by
difficult the valorization and gratitude of goalkeeper, defenders and volantes?

On the demographical side, the voting was dominated by São Paulo and Rio de 
Janeiro, with more than 50% of voters born and/or resident in these states.
There were also four voters born and three resident out of Brazil.
Marcelo L. Arruda

5. The Names of the Voters.

(NB: in alphabetic order)

 1 Almir E C Guilherme
 2 Anderson Lopes
 3 Andre Romano
 4 Antonio E. Bittencourt
 5 Antonio Portela
 6 Antonio Ximblendos
 7 Bruno Cano
 8 Carlos 
 9 Cristiano Marques de Oliveira
10 Daniel Teodoro Mattos da Silva
11 Didier Fort
12 Dilson
13 Diniz Fireman de Araujo Filho
14 Edilson Queiroz
15 Eduardo
16 Expedito Madruga Coelho Filho
17 Fausto Ferraz
18 Fernando Martinez
19 Fernando Matta
20 Flavio Pontes
21 Francisco Gerbase
22 Frank Ballesteros
23 Gabriela Paiva
24 Gilvannewton de A. Souza
25 Graziani Mateus Heringer
26 Guillermo Rivera
27 Humberto Matoso
28 Jack Suslik Pogorelsky Junior
29 João Marcio Resende Credidio Leite
30 José Luiz da Silva
31 Luiz Borba
32 Luiz Fernando Casciano Bindi
33 Luiz Henrique Zanforlin Pereira
34 Marcelo L. Arruda
35 Marcelo Rosa de Souza
36 Marco Aurélio M. Balloussier
37 Marcos
38 Marcos Leite
39 Marcos Luiz Ibrahim Alves
40 Natanael Duarte Neto
41 Nilton S. Ramos Quoirin
42 Oziris da Silva Pena
43 Paulo Freitas
44 Paulo Torres
45 Pedro Henrique
46 Rafael Malaman de Araújo
47 Roberto M. de Medeiros
48 Roberto Naves
49 Rubens Goncalves de Souza Junior
50 Rui Manuel C. Silva
51 Sergio da Silva Santos
52 Stanley
53 Tiago
54 Vagner Santos
55 Wallace Ferreira Ramos Junior

6. Demographic analysis.

Birth

Alagoas             1
Bahia               2
Ceará               1
Distrito Federal    1
Maranhão            1
Mato Grosso         1
Minas Gerais        5
Pará                1
Paraíba             1
Paraná              2
Pernambuco          4
Rio Grande do Sul   4
Rio de Janeiro     14
Santa Catarina      1
São Paulo          12
other contries      4

Residence

Alagoas             1
Bahia               2
Ceará               2
Distrito Federal    4
Espírito Santo      1
Goiás               1
Mato Grosso         1
Minas Gerais        4
Paraíba             1
Paraná              4
Pernambuco          2
Rio de Janeiro     11
Rio Grande do Sul   3
São Paulo          15
other countries     3

7. Teams of the voters
CR Vasco da Gama   19
São Paulo FC        9
CR Flamengo         7
C Atlético Mineiro  3
SC Corinthians P    3
SC Internacional    3
C Náutico C         3
SE Palmeiras        2
América FC (RJ)     1
Avaí FC             1
EC Galícia          1
Grêmio FBPA         1
Moto Clube          1
Santos FC           1
AD São Caetano      1
Sport Recife        1
none                1

8. FINAL WORD


    A big THANKS to everyone who voted and please vote again next year!
    Also a special thanks to Karel Stokkermans and Kent Hedlundh for their assistance.

    And one special mention to Fernando Matta, who made all html work and counting of votes

                           THIS VOTE IS COURTESY OF
                    REC.SPORT.SOCCER STATISTICS FOUNDATION
                                 BROUGHT TO YOU
                                       by

    Kent HEDLUNDH                                      STOKKERMANS Karel
    Vice-President of the RSSSF                        President of the RSSSF

    Marcelo Leme de Arruda                             Ricardo Pontes
    President of RSSSF Brazil                          President of RSSSF Brazil

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About this document

Prepared and maintained by Marcelo Leme de Arruda and Fernando Matta for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation and RSSSF Brazil

Authors: Marcelo Leme de Arruda (mlarruda@terra.com.br) and Fernando Matta (matta@unisys.com.br)
Last updated: 14 Feb 2001

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