RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2002

The vote for the third annual RSSSF BRAZIL PLAYER OF THE YEAR vote
is over. 31 days of voting have passed and 27 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 2004 for the RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year 2003!


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)
   2001: 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 2002

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.Robinho		Santos FC 			 9  5  3  3  2    82
  2.Kaká		São Paulo FC 			 7  4  5     1    67
  3.Diego		Santos FC 			 1  3  2  5  5    38
  4.Gilberto Silva	C Atlético Mineiro               2  1  3          23
  5.Gil			SC Corinthians Paulista             3  2  2       22
  6.Marquinhos		Paraná Clube [1]                 2  2             18
  7.Ramon 		CR Vasco da Gama                    2  3     1    18
  8.Rodrigo Fabri 	Grêmio FBPA                            2  3  1    13
  9.Kléberson 		C Atlético Paranaense            1        2  3    12
 10.Luís Fabiano 	São Paulo FC                        1  1  2       11
 11.Ricardinho 		SC Corinthians P [2]                1  2          10
 12.Rogério Ceni 	São Paulo FC                     1        1        7
 13.Marcos 		SE Palmeiras                        1  1           7
 14.Deivid 		SC Corinthians Paulista             1     1  1     7
 15.Maurílio 		Paraná Clube                     1           1     6
 16.Romário 		CR Vasco da Gama [3]                1        2     6
 17.Kléber 		C Atlético Paranaense            1                 5
 17.Diego 		EC Juventude                     1                 5
 19.Márcio 		C Atlético Paranaense               1        1     5
 20.Mancini 		C Atlético Mineiro                        2  1     5
 21.Renato 		Santos FC                              1     1     4
 22.Alberto 		Santos FC                              1           3
 22.Athirson 		CR Flamengo                            1           3
 24.Dimba 		SE Gama                                   1  1     3
 25.Adriano 		C Atlético Paranaense                     1        2
 25.Fábio Costa 	Santos FC                                 1        2
 25.Guilherme 		C Atlético Mineiro [4]                    1        2
 25.Liédson 		CR Flamengo                               1        2
 25.Paulo Almeida 	Santos FC                                 1        2
 30.Alex 		Santos FC                                     1    1
 30.Claudecir 		AD São Caetano                                1    1
 30.Daniel Carvalho 	SC Internacional                              1    1
 30.Paty 		CF Amazônia                                   1    1
 30.Vampeta 		SC Corinthians Paulista                       1    1
 30.Wellington Dias 	Brasiliense FCT                               1    1
 36.null votes                                  	 1  1              9

 changed club during 2002:
[1] changed to Figueirense FC
[2] changed to São Paulo FC
[3] changed to Fluminense FC
[4] changed to SC Corinthians Paulista

4. Comments of the President

Confirmando o resultado de votações de diversos órgãos de imprensa e
a conhecida tendência de os eleitores se lembrarem mais dos fatos mais
recentes e se esquecerem dos desempenhos de equipes e jogadores no primeiro
semestre, os 27 eleitores do RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year se renderam
à celebração do futebol campeão brasileiro e escolheram o santista Robinho
como o melhor jogador do Brasil no ano 2002.

Outro fenômeno que se pode perceber é a influência da participação positiva
na Copa do Mundo. Nomes como Gilberto Silva (que se transferiu para o Arsenal
no segundo semestre), Kléberson e Marcos (que tiveram pouco destaque no
Campeonato Brasileiro) foram lembrados basicamente em função de suas atuações
na Coréia e no Japão.

Dentre os dezessete jogadores que figuraram entre os 10 primeiros nas edições
anteriores do RSSSF Brazil POY, apenas cinco (Kaká, Kléber, Kléberson, Rogério
Ceni e Romário) foram votados em 2002. Esse fato ao mesmo tempo que ilustra o
habitual êxodo anual de jogadores brasileiros para o exterior, pode também
indicar que o Brasil continua tendo um grande poder de renovação e que, apesar
de todos os problemas que enfrenta, o futebol brasileiro continua capaz de
revelar dezenas de novos jogadores a cada ano.
Confirming the results of the voting of several press organs and the known
tendency of the voters remember much more the more recent facts that the 
performance of teams and players in the first semester, the 27 voters of
RSSSF Brazil Player of the Year were convinced by the celebration of the
soccer champions of Brazil and choosed the Santos' player Robinho as the
best player of Brazil in the year 2002.
Another phenomenon that we can note is the influence of the positive participation
in the World Cup. Players as Gilberto Silva (who was transferred to Arsenal in
second semester), Kléberson and Marcos (which had a small projection in
Brazilian Championship) were mentioned strongly due their performances in
Korea and Japan

Among the seventeen players from the top-10 lists in the earlier editions of
RSSSF Brazil POY, only five cinco (Kaká, Kléber, Kléberson, Rogério
Ceni e Romário) were voted in 2002. This fact shows the usual yearly exodus
of Brazilian players to foreign clubs. Atl the same time, it can also indicate
that Brazil have yet a great power of renovation and that, despite of all
problems, Brazilian soccer is yet able to reveal dozens of new players year
after year.
Marcelo L. Arruda

5. The Names of the Voters.

(NB: in alphabetic order)

 1 Alex Yorioka 
 2 Alexandre Giuberti David 
 3 Ângelo Miranda Neto 
 4 Antonio Simões 
 5 Braulio Fernandes Gerhardt 
 6 Davidson Fernandes Mota
 7 Fabio Henrique
 8 Fagner Santos Silva
 9 Guillermo Rivera
10 Hidelberto Moblicci Junior
11 Jorge Angelo Mitrione Souza
12 José Ricardo Caldas e Almeida
13 Leonardo Bueno de Oliveira
14 Marcel Michelin Franco
15 Marcelo L. Arruda
16 Marcelo Rosa de Souza
17 Marco Paulo Bastos Souto Vieira Sales
18 Nikolas Spagnol de Oliveira
19 Paulo Torres da Fonseca
20 Qwerty
21 Rafael Malaman de Araújo
22 Ricardo Valadão 
23 Rodrigo Clemente Emidio Lima 
24 Romero Souto Maior 
25 Roney Angelim de Vasconcelos 
26 Vitor Sérgio Rodrigues dos Santos 
27 Wander Bairral von Randow 

6. Demographic analysis.

State of Birth

Acre                1
Alagoas             1
Bahia               1
Ceará               1
Goiás               1
Minas Gerais        4
Paraná              2
Rio de Janeiro      5
Rondônia            1
Rio Grande do Sul   1
São Paulo           9


State of Residence

Acre                1
Alagoas             2
Distrito Federal    1
Goiás               2
Minas Gerais        3
Paraná              2
Rio de Janeiro      4
Rondônia            2
São Paulo          10

7. Teams of the voters
São Paulo FC        6
CR Flamengo         4
C Atlético Mineiro  3
SC Corinthians P.   3
Santos FC           3
CRB                 2
América FC (RJ)     1
C Atlético Paran.   1
Botafogo FR         1
SC Internacional    1
Paraná Clube        1
CR Vasco da Gama    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: 11 Mar 2003

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