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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 August 2005, 09:40 GMT 10:40 UK
Rooney in line for FIFpro honour
England and Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney
Rooney has started the season in good form for Man Utd
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is has been shortlisted for the FIFPro Young player of the Year award.

Rooney is one of five Premiership players in the list of 12 in contention for the honour.

Fellow United team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo and Dong Fangzhou are also included, along with Chelsea's Arjen Robben and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas.

The winner of the award will be announced at Fifpro World Player XI ceremony in London on 19 September.


FIFPro Young player of the Year award nominees: Javier Mascherano (Corinthians and Argentina), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd and England), Arjen Robben (Chelsea and Holland), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich and Germany), Robinho (Real Madrid and Brazil), Dong Fangzhou (Royal Antwerp/Man Utd and China), Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd and Portugal), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal and Spain), Rio Mavuba (Bordeaux and France), Giorgio Chiellini (Fiorentina and Italy), Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan and Nigeria), Freddy Adu (DC United and United States).




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