Ballon d'Or (1956–2009)
The Ballon d'Or (French pronunciation: [balɔ̃ dɔʁ], "Gowden Baw") an eften referred tae as the European Futbawer o the Year awaird, wis an annual association fitbaa awaird. It wis presentit tae the player who haed been votit tae hae performed the best ower the previous saison. The awaird wis conceived bi France Football's chief magazine writer Gabriel Hanot, who asked his colleagues tae vote for the player o the year in Europe in 1956. The inaugural winner was Stanley Matthews o Blackpool.
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- "Ronaldo joins legendary list". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008.