Sheva was voted as the winner of King Player of Soccernews 2004 by Zu Qiu (Soccernews) , one of the most read and circulated sports newspaperr in China.
The celebration took place last week at Milanello, Sheva was presented with the award by the Chinese journalists from Soccernews, who flew in Milan specifically for this celebration. There is also an exclusive & long interview with Sheva for this special occasion.
Here are some funny details about the celebration:
-Sheva took the award out of the box before was presented to him,
and showed his "in-depth" knowledge about Chinese culture by recognising that dragon, carved on top of the golden ball, is reckoned as the luckiest symbol in China. He also confirmed that he has got a tatto of dragon on his arm.
-As the winner of last season, Sheva had the voting right to select one player as candidate for this year, however he asked to have 2 votes instead : he wrote down Kaka and his own names on his vote.
-In case he's going to win again this season, he promises he'd come to China to receive the award.