Before they became GalácticosFootballwriters.co.uk takes a look at the credentials of Real Madrid’s superstars...
From: Inter Milan
Fee: Ivan Zamorano plus £700,000
Had won: 2 x Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 2 x Campeonato Paulista (Palmeiras)
Real Madrid coach at time: Fabio Capello
FWA Q&A: JAMES NURSEYJAMES NURSEY of the Daily Mirror on a bad gag at Peterborough...the hairdryer from Bruce and O’Neill...and being on the bleach in Bulgaria
Your first ever newspaper?
The Argus in Sussex in 2001. I had a job covering Non-League football for the paper and various other sports.
Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
DAVID MEEK EXPLAINS HOW FERGUSON TURNED ‘VILLAIN’ RONALDO INTO A UNITED HERO (and why Cristiano is better than Messi)By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
GEORGE BEST remains the number one player in David Meek’s personal Manchester United hall of fame, followed by Eric Cantona. Yet despite having been at Old Trafford for only two years when he wrote the book Manchester United’s Perfect 10, Cristiano Ronaldo – controversially - made the cut.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Footballer of the Year 2007-08Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he would not rest on his laurels following his memorable season in 2007/2008.
The Manchester United winger, 23, collected the award voted for by the Football Writers' Association at a gala dinner in London's Royal Lancaster Hotel on May 15.
The Portugal international topped the poll of journalists ahead of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Portsmouth goalkeeper David
Another Award For RonaldoManchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted Footballer of the
Year by the Football Writers' Association.
The 23-year-old Portugal international - who last week was named the
Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year - topped the poll of
journalists ahead of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Portsmouth goalkeeper
Footballer of the Year 2007Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Portuguese star, is the 60th winner of the prestigious Footballer of the Year award. Ronaldo was a convincing winner in a heavy poll, with Chelsea's Didier Drogba the runner up.
Ronaldo said "I'm thrilled and delighted to have won such a great award". He was joined in the top four by Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in third and fourth place respectively.