South American Player of the Year 1986

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      Napoli (Ita)
 2. Antonio de Oliveira Filho "CARECA"       Brazil         São Paulo F.C. (Bra)
 3. Hugo SÁNCHEZ                             México         Real Madrid (Spa)
 4. Jorge BURRUCHAGA                         Argentina      F.C. Nantes (Fra)
 5. Julio César ROMERO                       Paraguay       Fluminense (Bra)
 6. Jorge VALDANO                            Argentina      Real Madrid (Spa)
 7. Enzo FRANCESCOLI                         Uruguay        Racing Paris (Fra)
 8. JOSIMAR Higino Pereira                   Brazil         Botafogo (Bra)
 9. Oscar RUGGERI                            Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
10. Antonio ALZAMENDI                        Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
    Manuel NEGRETE                           México         Sporting Lisboa (Por)

By the Uruguayan newspaper El País. Only those playing in American leagues are eligible.
Winner is called "Rey del futbol de América" (America's Football King).
Top 3
 1. Antonio ALZAMENDI              ?? pts    Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
 2. Antonio Oliveira "CARECA"      ??  "     Brazil         São Paulo F.C. (Bra)
 3. Julio César ROMERO             ??  "     Paraguay       Fluminense (Par)

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