Samba Gold trophy voting still open
The famous SambaGold trophy award is due to be announced on the 1st of January and voting is still open to the public.
The French site has been running the competition since 2008, and the trophy has names such as Kaka, Maicon and Thiago Silva engraved on to it after being voted the best Brazilian player in their certain years.
30 players are nominated for the award, Philippe Coutinho, Hulk, David Luiz, Dani Alves and Ramires and many more are all up for the award but require your vote.
One noticeable absentee is Neymar, after his transfer to Barcelona, the forward misses out due to lack of playing time for the Catalan club.
One third of the vote comes from the Internet users, former players such as, Carlos Alberto and Cafu. The final third is voted for by the press.
Thiago Silva is aiming for a hat trick of Samba Gold trophies after completeting the double in 2011 and 2012.
Voting is still open until the 31st of December so keep voting for who you feel the best Brazilian player of 2013 has been.
You can vote here: http://www.sambafoot.com/en/samba-gold