Ronaldinho has been named FIFpro World Player of the Year award in a poll voted for by more than 38,000 players represented by FIFpro.

Ronaldinho, who enjoyed a fine season for Barcelona, was the clear winner of the World Player of the Year award from the 55-strong shortlist.

“It’s a great honour to receive another one of these big prizes and this one is extra special because it’s voted for by my fellow players,” said Ronaldinho

Wayne Rooney was named FIFpro Academy’s Young Player of the Year, while his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was named FIFpro Special Young Player of the Year in a poll of fans across the world.

Brazilian legend Pele picked up the FIFpro Legend award for his services to the game.

A world select team of the year was also named with Milan having the biggest representation of players in the team with five of their stars making the starting line-up.

Fifpro World XI:
Nelson Dida (Brazil/Milan)
Cafu (Brazil/Milan)
Alessandro Nesta (Italy/Milan)
John Terry (England/Chelsea)
Paolo Maldini (Italy/ Milan)
Ronaldinho (Brazil/Barcelona)
Frank Lampard (England/Chelsea)
Claude Makelele (France/Chelsea)
Zinedine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon/Barcelona)
Andrei Shevchenko (Ukraine/Milan)