South American Player of the Year 1987

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. Carlos VALDERRAMA                        Colombia       Deportivo Cali (Col)
 2. Roberto CABAÑAS                          Paraguay       América Cali (Col)
 3. Antonio ALZAMENDI                        Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
 4. Diego AGUIRRE                            Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 5. Roberto ROJAS                            Chile          Colo Colo (Chi)
 6. Claudio MARANGONI                        Argentina      Independiente (Arg)
 7. José PERDOMO                             Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 8. Juan Carlos LETELIER                     Chile          Cobreloa (Chi)
 9. Bernardo REDÍN                           Colombia       Deportivo Cali (Col)
    Rodolfo RODRIGUEZ                        Uruguay        Santos (Bra)
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 10
 1. Carlos VALDERRAMA              56 pts    Colombia       Deportivo Cali (Col) 
 2. Obdulio TRASANTE               27        Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 3. José PERDOMO                   25        Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 4. Alfonso DOMÍNGUEZ              23        Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
    Antonio ALZAMENDI              23        Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
 6. JOSIMAR                        18        Brazil         Flamengo (Bra)
 7. Nelson GUTIÉRREZ               17        Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
 8. Diego AGUIRRE                  15        Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)
 9. Ruben PAZ                      10        Uruguay        Racing Club (Arg)
10. Ricardo GIUSTI                  9        Argentina      Independiente (Arg)
    Eduardo PEREIRA                 9        Uruguay        Peñarol (Uru)

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