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The 2006 World Cup-winning captain has put his weight behind the Dutchman ahead of the announcement of the Goal 50 on Monday

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By Rahul Bali

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben deserves to win the 2014 Goal 50, according to Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro.

The prestigious, annual award ranking the 50 greatest players from the past season will be announced on Goal on Monday at 1430CET.

Robben is one of the frontrunners for the prize and his former team-mate at Real Madrid, Cannavaro, believes he would be a justified winner.

"Certainly Robben deserves it," Cannavaro told Goal. "For the results he achieved with both his club and his national team in 2013-14.

"He's getting the recognition now that he has deserved for a long time.

"He is currently the best winger in the world and also one of the best wingers in the history of football."

Robben enjoyed a brilliant 2013-14 campaign, winning four trophies with Bayern and taking Netherlands to third place at the World Cup in Brazil. Between club and country he scored 29 goals last term.

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