South American Player of the Year 2001

By the Uruguayan newspaper El País. Only those playing in American
leagues are eligible.
Winner is called "Rey del futbol de América" (America's Football King).
Top 10
 1. Juan Román RIQUELME               88 pts    Argentina      Boca Juniors (Arg)
 2. Oscar CORDOBA                     59  "     Colombia       Boca Juniors (Arg)
 3. ROMÁRIO de Souza Faria            41  "     Brazil         Vasco da Gama (Bra)
 4. Francisco ARCE                    39  "     Paraguay       Palmeiras (Bra)
 5. Juan Pablo SORÍN                  37  "     Argentina      Cruzeiro (Bra)
 6. Mario Alberto YEPES               36  "     Colombia       River Plate (Arg)
 7. Ariel ORTEGA                      31  "     Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
 8. Alejandro LEMBO                   29  "     Uruguay        Nacional (Uru)
 9. Mauricio SERNA                    27  "     Colombia       Boca Juniors (Arg)
10. Andrés D’ALESSANDRO               20  "     Argentina      River Plate (Arg)
    Osvaldo Giroldo Junior "JUNINHO"  20  "     Brazil         Vasco da Gama (Bra)

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