RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2001

The vote for the second annual RSSSF BRAZIL PLAYER OF THE YEAR vote
is over. 31 days of voting have passed and 28 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 2003 for the RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2002!


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:

   2000: ROMÁRIO (Vasco da Gama)

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 2001

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		 8  5  3  	  69
  2.Alex Mineiro	C Atlético Paranaense		 2  3  3  3  1    38
  3.Petkovic 		CR Flamengo 			 1  2  3  1  2    26
  4.Juninho Paulista 	CR Vasco da Gama 		 2  3  1          23
  5.Kléber 		C Atlético Paranaense  	 	 1  2  1     2    18
  6.Kaká 		São Paulo FC 			 1     1  3  3    17
  7.Washington 		AA Ponte Preta         	 	 1  1  2     2    17
  8.Luizão 		SC Corinthians Paulista	 	 1  1     3  1    16
  9.Marques 		C Atlético Mineiro     	 	 2        2  1    15
 10.Kléberson 		C Atlético Paranaense  	 	 1  1  2          15
 11.Zinho 		Grêmio FBPA 			 1     1  1  2    12
 12.Anaílson [*]	Rio Branco, AD São Caetano 	 1     1  1  1    11
 13.França 		São Paulo FC 			    1  1  2       11
 14.Emerson 		EC Bahia 			 1  1              9
 15.Edílson 		CR Flamengo 			       2  1        8
 16.Rogério Ceni 	São Paulo FC 			 1     2           7
 17.Roger 		Fluminense FC 			    1     1  1     7
 18.Souza [*]   	S. Paulo FC, C Atl. Paranaense 	    1  1           7
 19.Arce 		SE Palmeiras 			       2           6
 20.Euller 		CR Vasco da Gama 		   1        1 	   5
 21.Fumagalli 		Guarani FC 			 1                 5
 21.Muñoz 		SE Palmeiras 			 1                 5
 21.Sérgio Alves [*]	Santa Cruz, ABC, Ceará 		 1                 5
 24.Ânderson Polga 	Grêmio FBPA 			    1              4
 24.João Fumaça 	Botafogo FC 			    1 		  4
 24.Oséas 		Cruzeiro EC 			    1              4
 24.Pedrinho [*]	CR Vasco da Gama, SE Palmeiras 	    1              4
 28.Gilberto Silva 	C Atlético Mineiro		          2        4
 29.Adriano Chuva 	Cruzeiro EC 			       1           3
 29.Júlio César 	CR Flamengo 			       1           3
 29.Murilo 		Fluminense FC 			       1           3
 29.Sílvio Luiz 	AD São Caetano 			       1           3
 33.Adãozinho 		AD São Caetano 			          1  1     3
 33.Esquerdinha 	AD São Caetano 			          1  1     3
 35.Galeano 		SE Palmeiras 			          1        2
 35.Magrão 		AD São Caetano			          1        2
 35.Robert 		Santos FC 			          1        2
 35.Serginho 		AD São Caetano 			          1        2
 35.Sorín 		Cruzeiro EC 			          1        2
 40.Canindé 		Santos FC 			             1     1
 40.Fabrício 		América FC (MG) 		             1     1
 40.Flávio 		C Atlético Paranaense 		             1     1
 40.Juliano Arealva 	?? 				             1     1
 40.Valdo [*]   	Sport Recife, C Atlético Mineiro             1     1
 45.null votes                                  	 1  1  1  1  1    15

 [*] changed club during 2001

4. Comments of the President

Confirmando o resultado de votações de diversos órgãos de imprensa e
repetindo o que acontecera em 2000, os 28 eleitores do RSSSF Brazil
Player of the Year escolheram Romário como o melhor jogador do Brasil no
ano 2001.

Com três jogadores entre os dez primeiros colocados, o Atlético Paranaense
não só confirma a boa fase por que passou na temporada de 2001, como também
reitera a conhecida tendência de os eleitores lembrarem-se mais dos feitos
do segundo semestre do que dos primeiros seis meses do ano (quando São Paulo,
Corinthians, Flamengo e Grêmio foram as equipes que mais se destacaram). 
Esse fenômeno é fortemente confirmado pela presença de diversos jogadores
do São Caetano, cuja aparição mais notável em 2001 foi no Campeonato Brasileiro,
se sagrando vice-campeão pelo segundo ano consecutivo.

Dentre os vinte primeiros colocados, apenas oito (Juninho Paulista, Kaká,
Washington, Luizão, Marques, Kléberson, França, Edílson e Rogério Ceni) têm
sido regularmente lembrados nas últimas convocações da Seleção Brasileira e nas
listas de possíveis relacionados para a disputa da Copa do Mundo da Ásia. Esse
fato pode indicar uma rejeição da torcida brasileira ao trabalho do técnico
Luís Felipe Scolari, em conseqüência dos maus resultados da Seleção em 2001
(especialmente nos jogos disputados pelas Eliminatórias). Por outro lado, isso
pode também sugerir que o Brasil continue sendo um grande celeiro de jogadores
e contando sempre com inúmeras alternativas para sua Seleção.

Confirming the results of the voting of several press organs and repeating
what occurred in 2000, the 28 voters of RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year elected
Romário as the best player of Brazil in the year 2001.

With three players among the ten best ones, Atlético Paranaense not only
confirm its great phase in the 2001 season, but also reiterates the known
trend of the voters remember much more the second semester that the first
six months of the year (when São Paulo, Corinthians, Flamengo and Grêmio
were the teams with more projection). This phenomenon is strongly confirmed
by the presence of voting of several players of São Caetano, whose more
notable appearance in 2001 was in Campeonato Brasileiro, being runner-up for
the second consecutive year.

Among the twenty best placed playes, only eight (Juninho Paulista, Kaká,
Washington, Luizão, Marques, Kléberson, França, Edílson e Rogério Ceni) has
been regularly mentioned in the last calls of Brazil National Team and among
the possible listed players to the Asian World Cup. This fact can indicate
that brazilian fans are rejecting the work of coach Luís Felipe Scolari, in
consequence of the bad results of the Seleção in 2001 (specially in the matches
valid by WC Qualifying Tournament). On the other hand, it can also suggest that
Brazil is yet one big granary of great players and yet can count with many
alternatives to its National Team.
Marcelo L. Arruda




5. 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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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: 06 Apr 2001

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