13/02/2009
UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Player of the World category

UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Player of the World category
Dear futsal friends,

this is the end! But... just of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com! Today we're ready to announce the "traditional" and eagerly awaited Best Player of the World category winner. Before doing that, let's say thanks to all futsal fans who have followed the UMBRO Futsal Awards happening, giving us ideas and suggestions for the next editions, "complaining" about some choices (we all need criticism to improve, without hearing what we're doing wrong we can't do that). We have just one sure aim: keep on celebrating the best of futsal, and we'll do that for the years to come, against the lack of interest and competence that still affect this sport. We love futsal and we work for futsal people.
So, who's the best player of the World? If you don't remember about Flávio Sérgio Viana, you won't surely have doubts in recognizing the name of Schumacher!

Prolific fixo
Schumacher is one of the most complete futsal players ever admired. He has everything: technique, physical power, goals and defense, no fear in the pitch, confidence with victory and titles. As a consequent result of his qualities, he's playing since many seasons in a dream team like the madrilenian maquina verde, Interviu. Though acting as cierre (or fixo if you're portuguese/brazilian!) you can find the brazilian craque always present in the best scorers standing, season by season. Jesus Candelas and Juanlu were lucky to count on an outstanding player like Schumacher.

Interviu glory
When you have already won almost everything in futsal, the main risk is to decrease the level of your ambitions and way of playing, waiting for the career ending. That's not the case of Schumacher, who's living impressive seasons with no rest, and keep on winning titles entering the futsal story as main guest. The 2008 "gifts" were: Recopa, Intercontinental Cup, and Division De Honor. And if you consider that "Schumi" scored the deciding goal vs Benfica in the Elite round group in Lisbon on past November, as well as that the new year began with the Super Cup title... well, not that bad!

Perfect year: completed
But there was something missing. Something hurting the "futsal section" of Schumacher hearth. Yeah, the World Cup title. And what better than getting it at home? And doesn't matter if someone thought about Schumacher as the Adidas Silver Ball owner, cause the truth is that we're talking about a golden player. October 19th was the perfect day, 2008 the perfect year for Schumacher, winner of the Best Player of the World category of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com!


UMBRO Futsal Awards by Futsalplanet.com

Best Player of the World - Winners
2008 -> Schumacher (Bra)
2007 -> Vladislav Shayakhmetov (Rus)
2006 -> Falcão (Bra)
2005 -> Javi Rodriguez (Esp)
2004 -> Falcão (Bra)
2003 -> Adriano Foglia (Bra-Ita)
2002 -> Manoel Tobias (Bra)
2001 -> Manoel Tobias (Bra)
2000 -> Manoel Tobias (Bra)


Schumacher, Best Player of the World 2008! (Photo courtesy: Konstantin Molchanov)

Schumacher, Best Player of the World 2008! (Photo courtesy: Konstantin Molchanov)


Craque's style (Photo courtesy: Konstantin Molchanov)

Craque*s style (Photo courtesy: Konstantin Molchanov)


Silver Ball? Come on guys! (Photo courtesy: CBFS)

Silver Ball? Come on guys! (Photo courtesy: CBFS)


Time for smiling in a World Cup Final! (Photo courtesy: CBFS)

Time for smiling in a World Cup Final! (Photo courtesy: CBFS)


No fear vs a top pivot like the "russian" Cirilo (Photo courtesy: CBFS)

No fear vs a top pivot like the russian Cirilo (Photo courtesy: CBFS)


Prolific fixo (Photo courtesy: CBFS)

Prolific fixo (Photo courtesy: CBFS)


Physical power, technique, goals and defense: Schumacher has everything (Photo courtesy: CBFS)

Physical power, technique, goals and defense: Schumacher has everything (Photo courtesy: CBFS)



UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Player of the World category


UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com


 


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