Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has been named Fifa World Player of the Year.
Cannavaro is also the European Footballer of the Year
The award polls votes from national team coaches and captains and Cannavaro beat three-time winner Zinedine Zidane and reigning champion Ronaldinho.
Real Madrid central defender Cannavaro, 33, was crowned European Footballer of the Year in November.
"It's a great honour for me to be here because it has been an incredible season," said Cannavaro.
He added: "The competition is scary, so strong. It's not usual for a defender to sit between Ronaldinho and Zidane.
"Of course it must be a great compliment for the coaches I've had this year.
"It also underscores the way I am playing - and look at the matches we are playing in the teams I've had, and at Real.
"I can't ask for anything else, with the World Cup and Golden Ball award - you can't do any better than that."
Brazil's Marta won the women's award ahead of Germany's Renate Lingor and Kristine Lilly of the USA.
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