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  Kahn named best World Cup player
Updated 02 July 2002, 15.27

Germany's Oliver Kahn has been voted the best player at the 2002 World Cup finals.

It's the first time that a goalkeeper has won the prestigious award.

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The 33-year-old German captain edged out Brazilian goal-scorer Ronaldo in the coveted vote.

The result is surprising if only because it was Ronaldo's two goals against Kahn in the final that won the World Cup for Brazil.

But he'd only let in one goal in all his previous games, and was seen as a major reason for Germany's success.

Top prize

The award is voted for by sports journalists from around the world and is meant to recognise the outstanding individual player during the tournament.

Kahn received 147 votes, 21 more than Ronaldo, and South Korean captain Hong Myung-bo finished third with 108 votes.

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