FC Barcelona was named ‘The World’s Club of the 1st Decade’ by the IFFHS this Monday evening.
The Club won a total of seven awards during the IFFHS' World Football Gala that took place in the W Hotel in Barcelona.
Of the 37 awards passed out tonight during the Gala, FC Barcelona won 7. Among them, two of the most important: Best European team of the decade and world’s best team of the decade. From 2001 through 2010, the team won a total of two Champions Leagues (2006 and 2009), one Club World Cup (2009), one European Super Cup (2009), four La Liga titles (2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09 and 2009/10), one King’s Cup (2008/09) and three Spanish Super Cups (2006, 2007 and 2010).
FC Barcelona was also named the the best team of 2011. Last year Barça won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the Liga, the European Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
Xavi, Messi and Guardiola also won awards. Xavi was named The World’s best Playmaker in 2011, Messi finished runner up for the award. The Argentine, however, was named 2011’s World’s Top Goal Scorer. Lastly, Josep Guardiola was named The World’s best Club Coach in 2011 ahead of José Mourinho. (via FCBarcelona.com)
Best referee of 2011: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
2nd best referee of 2011: Howard Webb (ENG)
Best national manager of 2011: Óscar Tabárez (URG)
2nd best national manager of 2011: V. Del Bosque (ESP)
Best keeper of 2011: Iker Casillas (ESP)
2nd best keeper of 2011: Manuel Neuer (GER)
Best league in the world: Primera División (ESP)
2nd best league in the world: Premier League (ENG)