South American Player of the Year 1991

By the Venezuelan newspaper El Mundo; chosen by soccer writers from South 
America.  Any South-American player is eligible no matter where he plays.
Top 10
 1. Gabriel BATISTUTA                  Argentina      Boca Jrs. (Arg) / Fiorentina (Ita)
 2. Claudio CANIGGIA                   Argentina      Atalanta (Ita)
 3. Iván ZAMORANO                      Chile          Sevilla (Spa)
 4. RICARDO Roberto Barreto ROCHA      Brazil         Real Madrid (Spa)
 5. Oscar RUGGERI                      Argentina      Vélez Sarsfield (Arg)
 6. Leonardo RODRÍGUEZ                 Argentina      San Lorenzo (Arg) / SC Toulon (Fra)
 7. Diego LATORRE                      Argentina      Boca Juniors (Arg)
 8. Carlos VALDERRAMA                  Colombia       Montpellier (Fra) / Real Valladolid (Spa)
 9. Daniel FONSECA                     Uruguay        Cagliari (Ita)
    Diego SIMEONE                      Argentina      Pisa (Ita)
    Mario TILICO                       Brazil         Cruzeiro (Bra)

By the Uruguayan newspaper El País; 70 journalists voted.
Only those playing in American leagues are eligible.
Winner is called "Rey del futbol de América" (America's Football King).

 1. Oscar RUGGERI (Argentina)           44 votes
 2. Ramón DIAZ (Argentina)              28
 3. Patricio TOLEDO (Chile)             23
 4. Leonardo ASTRADA (Argentina)        21
 5. Juan Jose BORRELLI (Argentina)      18
    Mario TILICO (Brazil)               18
 7. Gabriel MENDOZA (Chile)             15
 8. Fabian BASUALDO (Argentina)         13
    José DEL SOLAR (Peru)               13
10. Diego LATORRE (Argentina)           12
    Holger QUIÑONES (Ecuador)           12
    Julio DELY VALDEZ                   12  (Panama, playing in Uruguay)

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