South Alabama Fan
Manchester United Fan
Member since Sep 2011
Since '96, Every FIFA World Player of the Year Has Played at RM or Barça... (Posted on 11/14/12 at 8:08 am)
...at some point in their career.
Starting in 96: Ronaldo x3, Rivaldo, Zidane x3, Figo, Cannavaro, Ronaldino x2, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi x3
And if you use the old Ballon D'or, the results are not quite as bad but still pretty impressive:
Only 2 of the last 15 winners didn't play for one of the Spanish giants (Nedved and Shevchenko).
Granted, the results are skewed by how a handful of players have won the award repeatedly, but it's still a pretty remarkable stat.