"World Soccer" Football of the Year 1996

Every year the English magazine World Soccer has its readers select winners for its World Footballer of the Year award. The election is open to any player worldwide.

Top 10
 1. RONALDO Nazario de Lima      17 %     Brazil       PSV Eindhoven (Hol) / FC Barcelona (Spa)
 2. Alan SHEARER                 14 %     England      Newcastle United (Eng)
 3. George WEAH                  14 %     Liberia      AC Milan (Ita) 
 4. Matthias SAMMER              10 %     Germany      Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
 5. Jürgen KLINSMANN              8 %     Germany      Bayern München (Ger)
 6. Gabriel BATISTUTA             7 %     Argentina    Fiorentina (Ita)
 7. Eric CANTONA                  5 %     France       Manchester United (Eng)
 8. Nwankwo KANU                  3 %     Nigeria      Ajax (Hol) / Inter Milan (Ita)
 9. Jari LITMANEN                 2 %     Finland      Ajax (Hol)
10. Gianluca VIALLI               1 %     Italy        Juventus (Ita) / Chelsea (Eng)

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