Nominations for Serie A’s ‘Golden Bin’ awards are in…

Milan, Juve and Inter well represented at ‘worst player’ ceremony


Serie A‘s least coveted award has revealed its ten player shortlist.The Bidone d’Oro (Golden Bin) award annually recognises the terrible efforts of some of Italy’s worst performers. Past winners include Christian Vieri, Adriano and Rivaldo.

Most of the 2009 list will read like a who’s who of dodged bullets for Premier League clubs.

Last year’s winner, Inter Milan and Chelsea reject Ricardo Quaresma, is back in contention, along with Arsenal’s summer target Felipe Melo. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who Spurs are currently eying up, continues to have the worst year of his life and there’s a customary appearance from the world’s biggest disappointment, Ronaldinho.

See the full shortlist after the jump…

1 Ricardo Quaresma (Inter)
2 Christian Poulsen (Juventus)
3 Amantino Mancini (Inter)
4 Nelson Dida (Milan)
5 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan)
6 Julio Baptista (Roma)
7 Juan Pablo Carrizo (Lazio)
8 Felipe Melo (Fiorentina/Juventus)
9 Tiago (Juventus)
10 Ronaldinho (Milan)

4 responses so far
  • alessio // November 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Putting Felipe Melo in there is a joke. He has been one of Juve’s best performers this season, without a doubt. Tiago and Poulsen haven’t been as bad as they have in the past, either.

  • Tim // November 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Klass Jan-Huntelaar, hands down the winner. Do you know how much us Arsenal bloggers had to endure with the non-stop calls for Wenger to sign him because he’s “such a clinical finisher?”

    I think he’s finally proved that he’s a one trick pony and that whatever rating he was getting on Championship Manager which caused Arsenal fans to constantly vomit up his name was undeserved.

  • Paul // November 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    How can Melo be the list! i know he s not p[layed to great nor did we really need him but i think hes done well so far!!!!!!!! do have to agrre with Poulsen and Tiago tho! Tiago should win it!!!!!

  • Pedro // December 17, 2009 at 6:47 am

    If someone is going to make a list like this and omit players like Kaladze and Favalli, then the list is a joke. These two are the worst in Serie A. They should have retired a few years ago. In September, Kaladze scored 2 (yes, TWO) own-goals in a single half during a WC Qualifier. The players on the list are geniuses in comparison.

    And having Ronaldinho on the list? He was just named World Player of the Decade and is the single reason Milan is actually winning games this season. I’d say the people who made this list should try watching a few games before randomly pulling some names out a hat.

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