South American Player of the Year 1988

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. Ruben PAZ                                Uruguay        Racing Club (Arg)
 2. Hugo DE LEÓN                             Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)
 3. GEOVANI Silva                            Brazil         Vasco da Gama (Bra)
    Claudio André TAFFAREL                   Brazil         Internacional-RS (Bra)
 5. Néstor FABBRI                            Argentina      Racing Club (Arg)
 6. Bernardo REDÍN                           Colombia       Deportivo Cali (Col)
 7. Sergio BATISTA                           Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
 8. Julio César URIBE                        Perú           Sporting Cristal (Per)
 9. Ruben DA SILVA                           Uruguay        River Plate (Arg)
10. EVAIR Aparecido Paulino                  Brazil         Guarani (Bra)
    Yubert LEMOS                             Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)

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. Ruben PAZ                      ?? pts    Uruguay        Racing Club (Arg)
 2. Hugo DE LEÓN                   ??  "     Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)
 3. José PINTOS SALDANHA           ??  "     Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)

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