South American Player of the Year 1980

By the Venezuelan newspaper El Mundo; chosen by soccer writers from South 
America.  Any South-American player is eligible no matter where he plays.
Top 10
 1. Diego MARADONA                           Argentina      Argentinos Juniors (Arg)
 2. Artur Antunes Coimbra "ZICO"             Brazil         Flamengo (Bra)
 3. Waldemar VICTORINO                       Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)
 4. Ubaldo FILLOL                            Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
 5. Ruben PAZ                                Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 6. Daniel PASSARELLA                        Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
 7. Antonio Carlos Cerezo "TONINHO CEREZO"   Brazil         Atletico Mineiro (Bra)
 8. SÓCRATES Souza Vieira de Oliveira        Brazil         Corinthians (Bra)              
 9. Rodolfo RODRIGUES                        Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)
10. Julio César ROMERO                       Paraguay       New York Cosmos (USA) 

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