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Now is our chance to vote for RIO atleast since he isnt nominated for the Ballon D'or.. ;)

Voting in the Square Mile Sport Awards 2008 has started in an attempt to honour this year's top sporting heroes and moments.

The Reds are involved in three of the six categories. After being snubbed in the Ballon d'Or nominations, Rio Ferdinand has been nominated as Sports Leader of the Year. Although he's not United's regular captain, he did lead the Reds out in Moscow last May.

United are up for the Sports Team of the Year accolade in competition with, among others, Team GB's Beijing Olympians.

The Reds are also involved in Sporting Moment of the Year category. Naturally it's from the Champions League final, and the moment is (don't smirk) John Terry's penalty miss in Moscow.

The winners will be unveiled at a star-studded dinner on 27 November in London.

Rio for Sports Leader of the Year is at stage 3..

Rio Ferdinand, Football
Gone are the days of the absent-minded Rio Ferdinand who forgets to take drugs tests and is prone to defensive lapses of concentration that hand opposition strikers goals on a plate. The modern-day Ferdinand is a leader of men, his consistent level of excellence one of the fundamental catalysts for Manchester United's trophy double of Premier League and Champions League in the same season. Emerging from the substantial shadow of the injured Gary Neville – the man who bleeds United red, Ferdinand's captaincy over the course of the season was impossible to fault. If he hadn't been injured for England's crucial qualification loss against Croatia we may have even made it to Euro 2008 too.

Man utd for best Sport team of the year at stage 5

Manchester United, Football
On the 50th anniversary of the tragic plane accident that robbed the world of the Busby Babes, you could be forgiven for thinking that fate would transpire to bring success to Manchester United. You'd be wrong. They didn't need fate. It was all their own work. With Rooney and Tevez in full flow and an inspired Ronaldo terrorising defences, the Red Devils stormed to the Premier League title – a success that was soon followed by their second Champions League trophy after a tense penalty shootout against English rivals Chelsea in the final. Attractive to watch on the attack and steely in defence, United were the form side of the 2007/08 season and a fitting testament to those who went before them.

The Betfair Sporting Moment of the Year at stage 6.

Manchester United v Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Final
It was perhaps no surprise when the two giants of the English game, Manchester United and Chelsea, progressed through to this year's Champions League Final. Locked at 1-1 after extra time, the match went to penalties. With the rain pouring down in Moscow, World Player of the Year Ronaldo missed for United and Chelsea's talismanic captain John Terry had a penalty to win the game. Running up to the ball, the big central defender lost his footing on the sodden turf and his shot hit the post. At that point, with the eyes of the world on Moscow, it was as if fate had transpired to hand United the trophy, 50 years after the Busby Babes tragedy. True sporting theatre. :D :D :D

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How can nobody vote for Chris Hoy? :confused:

"With his three gold medals in Beijing 2008 Hoy became Scotland's most successful Olympian, the first Briton to win three medals in a single Olympic games since Henry Taylor, in 1908, and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time."


Sports person: Chris Hoy
Young sports person: Rebecca Adlington (Think thats her name :p)
Sports leader: Rio Ferdinand
Toughest sportsperson: Mark Beaumont
Team: Manchester United
Moment: CL Final

Although Team is gonna go to the Olympic GB team.
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