2013 best soccer players

Nadine Angerer won the FIFA Women’s World Player 2013 Award (for soccer). Angerer is a 35-year old German who plays for the Australian Brisbane Roar football club and for the German national team. She plays as the team’s goalkeeper.

 

 

Cristiano Ronaldo, a 28-year old from Portugal, won the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Award (for men’s soccer). Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or award in 2008 as well. Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid, a football club based in Madrid, Spain, and for the Portugal national team. His playing position is “forward”.

Ronaldo is nicknamed CR7. He used to play for United Kingdom’s football club called Manchester United. He wore the number 7 shirt there, and does so now as well while playing for Real Madrid. His parents named him after the American actor and President Ronald Reagan.

Did you know?

Manchester United’s number 7 shirt was also worn by famous soccer players Eric Cantona (from France) and David Beckham (from the United Kingdom).

Image Credits: Pulv for Nadine Angerer’s image, Addesolen for Ronaldo’s image
Sources: http://www.manutd.com/, http://www.realmadrid.com/, http://www.fifa.com/