View Full Version : Who was soccer's Player of the Season?

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
5th June 2014, 11:35 PM

Lionel Messi: The 41 goals in 44 games pushed the Argentine forward to a fifth straight season of 40 or more goals. Brazilian icon Ronaldo accomplished the feat just once in his storied 18-year career. Messi's play also helped Barcelona to a Spanish Supercopa title. (whoscored.com rating: 8.41)

Franck Ribery: Ribery overcame injuries to still finish third in the Ballon d'Or voting. His 16 goals and 13 assists for Bayern Munich helped him win the UEFA Club Player of the Year, becoming the first Frenchman since Zinedine Zidane in 2002 to win the award. (whoscored.com rating: 8.41)

Ricardo Rodriguez: Playing every minute of every game for Wolfsburg, Rodriguez's play put him in the discussion as the best defender in Europe, while scoring five goals and assisting on nine others, and earned him a spot on ESPN FC's Bundesliga team of the season. (whoscored.com rating: 8.02)

Cristiano Ronaldo: The stats line for the 2013 Ballon d'Or winner and Real Madrid star: 31 goals, nine assists in 31 La Liga games; 17 goals, four assists in Champions League play; and 10 goals in seven matches with Portugal, including two World Cup qualifying hat tricks. (whoscored.com rating: 8.37)

Luis Suarez: The first non-European to win the English PFA Player of the Year, Suarez scored 31 goals in 33 games, leading the league. The Uruguayan star became only the third player in a 38-game Premier League season to score more than 30 goals in a season. (whoscored.com rating: 8.43)