2009 FIFA World Player of the Year
The 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year awards took place on 21 December 2009 at the Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. Shortlists of 23 men and 10 women were announced on 30 October 2009. The final five contenders for this year’s FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards were announced on 7 December 2009. Lionel Messi was announced as the World Player of the Year with a record points total.
|1||23x15px Marta||833|| 23x15px Los Angeles Sol|
|2||23x15px Birgit Prinz||290||23x15px Frankfurt|
|3||23x15px Kelly Smith||252||23x15px Boston Breakers|
|4||23x15px Cristiane||239|| 23x15px Chicago Red Stars|
|5||23x15px Inka Grings||216||23x15px Duisburg|
Shortlist of 10 players
- 23x15px Nadine Angerer
- 23x15px Sonia Bompastor
- 23x15px Cristiane
- 23x15px Inka Grings
- Template:Country data Japan Mana Iwabuchi
- 23x15px Simone Laudehr
- 23x15px Marta
- 23x15px Birgit Prinz
- 23x15px Kelly Smith
- 23x15px Abby Wambach
- "Shortlists for FIFA awards revealed". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 30 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
- "Final five for FIFA awards revealed". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- "Messi takes first award, Marta obtains record-breaking fourth crown". FIFA.com. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2010.