Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (Chelsea) "He is very good between the sticks and also when he has to go out to intercept passes. He has very safe hands."
Right-back: Maicon (Inter Milan) "I like the style of this Brazilian right-back. He is quick, uses the ball well and makes good decisions when attacking."
Central defender: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) "He is very good in the air and very strong on his feet. He is very hard to get past."
Central defender: Carles Puyol (Barcelona) "He is a leader, he has contagious optimism and he never loses the ball. He is a great team captain."
Left-back: Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) "I know him from his days at Barcelona. He is spirited, determined, a good marker and contributes a lot in attack. He has had a good season at Feyenoord."
Right midfield: Javier Zanetti (Inter) "He is a perfect example of a professional footballer: supportive, tireless and he gives everything on the pitch."
Central midfield: Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) "I've picked my team-mate because I think the middle of the pitch is his natural habitat. He feels comfortable and dominates everything that happens in that area. He is a phenomenon."
Attacking midfield: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal) "He was my team-mate and my friend in the youth teams of Barcelona. He has grown a lot as a player and has had an excellent 2008."
Left midfield: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) "The last year has confirmed what a great player he is. He is always in the right place to help the team when they need him."
Forward: Sergio Agüero (Atlético Madrid) "I love him and not just because he's Argentinian! He plays like the gods, has extraordinary quality and a great instinct for scoring goals."
Forward: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) "I love this type of player. He has a great shot, good control of the ball, uses of his body well in the area. He is a great goalscorer."
Coach: Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) "Sir Alex, a gentleman, with all the titles. Manchester United won everything in 2008 and that makes him the coach of the year."
Al perderte yo a ti ( The moment I lost you ) tu y yo hemos perdido ( We've both lost ) yo porque tu eras ( me because you were ) lo que mas amaba ( the person I loved the most y tu porque yo era ( and you because I was quien te amaba mas; ( the person who loved you the most) pero de nosotros dos (But between us ) tu pierdes mas que yo ( you lose more than I do) porque podre amar (because I'll be able to love) a otro ser como te amaba a ti, ( another person the way I loved you )
***** pero a ti no te amaran (but no one will love you ) como te amaba yo ( the way I did. )