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Valencia Still On Top of FIFA Poll

Trent | Posted on: July 3rd, 2006

Ecuador midfielder Luis Valencia is still leading FIFA’s Best Young Player vote. Although by the looks of it, FIFA can’t wait for Podolski and Ronaldo to take the lead.

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  • Good_American |  July 3rd, 2006 at 5:26 am

    Valencia who??? oh that black kid from that poor country Ecuador!

    Yes, he played good football and was one of the best of best in his position. But, hey like you said Fifa can’t wait for a European player to get the honor. And besides the host county deserves all the honors, don’t you think?

    Valencia should get it regardless whether they made it to the final or not, because simply he is a great and exciting young player.

    But, for the reasons mentioned above, I doubt if that will ever happen. As soon as Pod cast or whatever his name is scores another goal which I am sure will be hard worked by Klose who seems to make great runs off the ball to create spaces for him that even my granny can score those golas after that, to declare him the best. Politics will prevail at the end, long live der Kaiser.

    Posted from United States

  • eeewww |  July 3rd, 2006 at 9:08 am


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  • eeewww |  July 3rd, 2006 at 9:09 am

    seriously? seriously? who IS THIS GUY??

    Cristiano Ronaldo is way HOTTER THAN HIM. there’s no Comparison.

    This guy is not even KNOWN.


    Posted from Canada Canada

  • Pat Varas |  July 3rd, 2006 at 10:31 am

    How is it that Canadians who have such little experience with high level football are so oppinionated about the quality of football being played by little known third world countries such as Ecuador. Did you actually see Valencia play? He is exiting, has great touch and in this world cup he put in some terrific crosses that rival any world class players crosses. He is smart and has as much skills as C. Ronaldo, plays with great imagination to penetrate and truly deserves to be recognized. With the amount of money C. Ronaldo makes do you really think he needs to be recognized? He should be great! But is he really? he dives like a prima donna… and has a supporting cast, Valencia Looks good without world class players around him! think about that.

    Posted from Canada Canada

  • eeewww |  July 3rd, 2006 at 11:09 am

    to PAT VARAS:

    I can have my own opinions. this is a FREE COUNTRY. you do LIVE IN CANADA RIGHT?
    If I think that someone sucks. i’ll say it. If i think that someone isn’t as good as someone else. I’ll say it. This is a GAME. That’s what makes it fun. We have our favourites you have yours. So dont be a smart ass cause we BOTH live in CANADA and you don’t know me at all so don’t you dare accuse me of being so “OPPINIONATED” btw it doesnt have two P’s.

    and “Valencia Looks good without world class players around him!” …..

    I really don’t care. I don’t like him. and I don’t KNo him. i’ve seen ECUADOR play. he didn’t catch my eye. so whatever.

    Posted from Canada Canada

  • Kenny |  July 3rd, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    ewwww’s an idiot! You dont know shit about soccer. It is a game, a game u know nothing about! Just cause he doesnt have the name like Ronaldo or Messi doesnt mean hes not good, this is what the world cup is about, did anyone know Owen before 98. This is where u make ur name. Dumbass! Know the game that u claim u know before u open your trap on a message board of football fans, As for Valenica, he played really well, if the world got a chance to see him more EVERYONE would agree, it says alot when 160,000 people voted for him and he only made the 2nd round. As for “the country” voted for him, there’s only like 80,000 people that have the internet in Ecuador so he earned his status as the top young player, I hope this award gets him a starting job in Villareal or somewhere better. Thanks.

    Posted from Canada Canada

  • los |  July 3rd, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    C.ronaldo is overrated, hes a good player but he dives way to much. the game today is getting worse more players are learning how to dive and nothing about sportsmenship, and c.ronaldo is one of the players that is always crying to the ref for a foul. Valencia just played the game, for all true fans of the game and that have played will know what im talking about.

    Posted from Canada Canada

  • Yoni |  July 3rd, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    Ewww….your ignorance humors me. Judging a person by his looks over his skills is what made me laugh the most. Typical non-futbol person who thinks their opinion actually is legitimate. First of all, I agree that C. Ronaldo is a great player and i enjoy watching him play quite often. But with that said, Valencia is a great talent and would equally deserve the award just as much as Ronaldo and Messi. As for Podolski, I think he’s overrated. His goals against Sweden were all setup by Klose while against Argentina he disappeared. But he’s a young lad and will get better.

    Posted from United States United States

  • Welsh |  July 4th, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Valencia is the man, I was really impressed by this very good young player. I can’t believe that Villareal are loaning him, that’s absurd. But, at the end of the day I think a big club will sign him. Great player and I hope he wins the award, because I rtylly belive he desreves it.

    Posted from United States United States

  • Nolan |  July 4th, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    I am really looking foward to Valencia’s future. The Ecuador team has plenty of aging players, he is the future. As far as young players are concerned the only one who impressed me as much as Valencia was Messi, and he was a sub.

    Posted from United States United States

  • NZGirl |  July 6th, 2006 at 9:24 am

    I checked earlier today and Ronaldo was on top, but then I heard there is an email going around telling people in Britain to vote for the person in second place (valencia) just because they blame Renaldo for their loss, just as they have to blame something for their loss every time…I didn’t see Valencia play but I think it is unfair people are voting Valencia just because he had a chance of beating Ronaldo of the trophy for best young player.

    Posted from New Zealand New Zealand

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