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  1. FIFA World Player of the Year Award

    In 1991, some 30 years after the Ballon d’Or was first awarded to Sir Stanley Matthews, FIFA commenced the awarding of their own award. The FIFA World Player of the Year. The award uses a Borda Count system to tally …


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  2. FIFPro Player of the Year Award

    Whilst the FIFPro player of the year award itself has a relativily short history (having only been awarded since 2005), the origins of the awards could feasibly traced back to 1898 and the formation of the Association Football’s Union in …


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  3. UEFA Coefficients System

    Think for a moment about the organisation of tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League or the European Championships. How do you decide how many teams are eligible for entry into each competition, when those teams should enter the competition …


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  4. World Football Elo Ratings System

    Due to the critisim of the official FIFA world rankings system, alternative rankings systems have surfaced over the years. The most prominent of these awards is the World Football ELO rankings. As the name suggests the system is based of …


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  5. England & the 2010 World Cup

    1966 was a great year, or so I’m told by those of an age able to remember it. It has been a long time since England lifted the highest honour in International football, too long in fact, and many have …


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  6. Football Manager 2010 Demo

    The FM 10 demo was released today and is available via Steam, direct download and torrents. Directly from SI: “The demo comes in two flavours, both “Strawberry” and “Vanilla”. The strawberry demo is the full package and complete experience, the …


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