South American Player of the Year 1981

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. Artur Antunes Coimbra "ZICO"             Brazil         Flamengo (Bra)
 2. Diego MARADONA                           Argentina      Boca Juniors (Arg)
 3. Leovegildo Lins Gama "JUNIOR"            Brazil         Flamengo (Bra)
 4. Julio César URIBE                        Peru           Sporting Cristal (Per)
 5. Patricio YÁÑEZ                           Chile          San Luis de Quillota (Chi)
 6. Daniel PASSARELLA                        Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
 7. Paulo Roberto FALCÃO                     Brazil         A.S. Roma (Ita)
 8. SÓCRATES Souza Vieira de Oliveira        Brazil         Corinthians (Bra)
 9. Elías FIGUEROA                           Chile          Fort Lauderdale Strikers (USA)
10. Ruben PAZ                                Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)

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