Dutch football superstar Arjen Robben has made the list of 23 candidates for this years’ Golden Ball award. The list was published on Tuesday by the ceremonies organizer, French magazine “France Football”. The Dutchman is the only Dutch player left on the list after its revision down from 59 players.
Triple Michelin star winner De Librije leads all other restaurants in Amsterdam with six nominations in the Netherlands' first ever Restaurant Awards. The five hundred best chefs in the Netherlands are responsible for selecting each winner.
Former Dutch footballer and manager Johan Cruijff sees Cristiano Ronaldo's Golden Ball Award as an unfair reward for the Portuguese talent. He feels that Ronaldo did not play as good as Toni Kroos for example, and did not deserve the trophy for best player of the year.