Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has finished third behind AC Milan's Kaka for the title of FIFA's world player of the year.
Ronaldo was also pipped for the title of European Footballer of the Year by Kaka earlier this month and had to be content with third place for the FIFA award, with Barcelona's young winger Lionel Messi finishing runner-up.
Ronaldo said he was hugely honoured to be short-listed for the award - which has never been won by a Premier League player, saying: "I was so pleased when I got nominated. The first thing I did was tell the people closest to me. It's a real honour for me to be considered one of the three best players in the world."
Kaka has had a glittering year for AC Milan during which they won the Champions League, while personally he has won the Ballon d'Or award for the European footballer of the year and FIFPro's world player of the year voted by fellow professionals and World Soccer's player of the year.
Kaka said at the awards ceremony at Zurich's Opera House: "Tonight is a really special night for me - it was a dream for me just to play for Sao Paulo and one game for Brazil. But the Bible says God can give you more than you even ask for."
The award is voted on by all national team managers and captains, and this year's shortlist contained three young players nominated for the first time.