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Vieri voted Serie A's worst player
December 06, 2005 17:58 IST
AC Milan striker Christian Vieri has been voted the worst footballer in Serie A to win the 2005 Golden Flop award.
The 32-year-old striker was awarded the prize based on the votes of listeners to radio programme Catersport, which is produced by state broadcaster RAI.
He proved the runaway winner, receiving 2,992 votes, three times more than Inter Milan midfielder Santiago Solari, in second place.
Vieri controversially switched from Inter Milan to city rivals AC Milan during the close season after he was squeezed out of a regular first-team berth by the strike partnership of Adriano and Obafemi Martins.
Life, however, has proved no easier at AC Milan, where he has scored just twice in 12 appearances this season and found himself third in the pecking order behind Andriy Shevchenko and Alberto Gilardino.Previous Golden Flop winners include former Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie and Brazilian World Cup champion Rivaldo, who won the prize in 2003 during a stint at AC Milan.