We have gathered some of the most knowledgeable football personalities in
Europe. Here they are, and the criteria for their selection.
The ballot-holders is a mixture of:
1) Media people/Journalists. These people are basically the only ones
feeding information about the games to the fans, thus their job/hobby requires that they
have extensive knowledge of what is going on, either in their own and neighbouring
countries, or in all of Europe.
2) Coaches. In particular coaches with teams that play internationally.
These are the guys that get to see most of the teams that stand a chance of being ranked,
and they also know a lot about the difference in strength between the leagues.
3) Others. Included in this category is referees, neutral site
webmasters, organizers and former coaches etc. In other words; qualified persons who don't
fall into the first two categories.
Interested in being a ballot
The ballot holders are listed alphabethically by surname.
Name: Manuel Arana
Affiliation: Statistics Director, Barcelona
Name: Fred Armstrong
Affiliation: Head Coach/Assistant GM, Stockholm Mean Machines
Name: Peter Brugnani
Affiliation: Head Coach, Pioners
Name: Ryan Buick
Affiliation: Webmaster, Under
Name: Steve Fickert
Affiliation: Head Coach, Hannover
Name: Scott G. Frear
Affiliation: Head Coach, Arctic Circle
Name: Giovanni Ganci
Affiliation: Editor, Huddle M@gazine
Name: Chris Gauvreau
Affiliation: Head Coach, Oslo Vikings
Name: Val Gunn
Affiliation: Head Coach, Aix-en-Provence
Name: Christopher-Eric Houben
Affiliation: President, AIFL Stats
Name: Vincent Lelard
Affiliation: Journalist, N-Zone. Player/Coach, La Courneuve Flash
Name: Juha Liedes
Affiliation: Board member SAJL. President, Hameenlinna Tigers. Former HC, Finland.
Name: Chris Merritt
Affiliation: Head Coach, Stuttgart
Name: Roope Noronen
Affiliation: President, Helsinki Roosters.
Name: Ian Radcliffe
Affiliation: Co-editor, The First Down. Head Coach, Karlskrona Seahawks
Name: Joerg Schlueter
Affiliation: Editor, American football magazine HUDDLE (Germany)
Name: Giorgio Volpi
Affiliation: Webmaster, World
Coaching Connection. Coach, Switzerland jr.
Name: Andrew Whitley
Affiliation: Agent, Athletes Inc.
Name: Mike Wyatt
Affiliation: Head Coach, Rüsselsheim