Ballon d'Or (1956–2009)

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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.[1]

Winners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year 1st Club Pts 2nt Club Pts 3rd Club Pts
1956  Matthews, StanleyStanley Matthews (ENG) Ingland Blackpool 47  Di Stefano, AlfredoAlfredo Di Stéfano (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 44  Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa (FRA) Spain Real Madrid 33
1957  Di Stefano, AlfredoAlfredo Di Stéfano (ESP)[note 1] Spain Real Madrid 72  Wright, BillyBilly Wright (ENG) Ingland Wolverhampton Wanderers 19  Edwards, DuncanDuncan Edwards (ENG)
 Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa (FRA)
Ingland Manchester United
Spain Real Madrid
16
1958  Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa (FRA) Spain Real Madrid 71  Rahn, HelmutHelmut Rahn (FRG) Wast Germany Rot-Weiss Essen 40  Fontaine, JustJust Fontaine (FRA) Fraunce Stade de Reims 23
1959  Di Stefano, AlfredoAlfredo Di Stéfano (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 80  Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa (FRA) Spain Real Madrid 42  Charles, JohnJohn Charles (WAL) Italy Juventus 24
1960  Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez (ESP) Spain Barcelona 54  Puskas, FerencFerenc Puskás (HUN) Spain Real Madrid 37  Seeler, UweUwe Seeler (FRG) Wast Germany Hamburg 33
1961  Sivori, OmarOmar Sívori (ITA)[note 2] Italy Juventus 46  Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez (ESP) Italy Inter Milan 40  Haynes, JohnnyJohnny Haynes (ENG) Ingland Fulham 22
1962  Masopust, JosefJosef Masopust (TCH) Czechoslovakie Dukla Prague 65  Eusébio (POR) Portugal Benfica 53  Schnellinger, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Schnellinger (FRG) Wast Germany Köln 33
1963  Yashin, LevLev Yashin (URS) Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 73  Rivera, GianniGianni Rivera (ITA) Italy Milan 53  Greaves, JimmyJimmy Greaves (ENG) Ingland Tottenham Hotspur 33
1964  Law, DenisDenis Law (SCO) Ingland Manchester United 61  Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez (ESP) Italy Inter Milan 43  Amancio (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 38
1965  Eusébio (POR) Portugal Benfica 67  Facchetti, GiacintoGiacinto Facchetti (ITA) Italy Inter Milan 59  Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez (ESP) Italy Inter Milan 45
1966  Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton (ENG) Ingland Manchester United 81  Eusébio (POR) Portugal Benfica 80  Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 59
1967  Albert, FlorianFlórián Albert (HUN) Hungary Ferencváros 68  Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton (ENG) Ingland Manchester United 40  Johnstone, JimmyJimmy Johnstone (SCO) Scotland Celtic 39
1968  Best, GeorgeGeorge Best (NIR) Ingland Manchester United 61  Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton (ENG) Ingland Manchester United 53  Dzajic, DraganDragan Džajić (YUG) Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade 46
1969  Rivera, GianniGianni Rivera (ITA) Italy Milan 83  Riva, LuigiLuigi Riva (ITA) Italy Cagliari 79  Muller, GerdGerd Müller (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 38
1970  Muller, GerdGerd Müller (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 77  Moore, BobbyBobby Moore (ENG) Ingland West Ham United 70  Riva, LuigiLuigi Riva (ITA) Italy Cagliari 65
1971  Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff (NED) Netherlands Ajax 116  Mazzola, SandroSandro Mazzola (ITA) Italy Inter Milan 57  Best, GeorgeGeorge Best (NIR) Ingland Manchester United 56
1972  Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 81  Muller, GerdGerd Müller (FRG)
 Netzer, GunterGünter Netzer (FRG)
Wast Germany Bayern Munich
Wast Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
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1973  Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff (NED)[note 3] Spain Barcelona 96  Zoff, DinoDino Zoff (ITA) Italy Juventus 47  Muller, GerdGerd Müller (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 44
1974  Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff (NED) Spain Barcelona 116  Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 105  Deyna, KazimierzKazimierz Deyna (POL) Poland Legia Warsaw 35
1975  Blokhin, OlegOleg Blokhin (URS) Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 122  Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 42  Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff (NED) Spain Barcelona 27
1976  Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 91  Rensenbrink, RobRob Rensenbrink (NED) Belgium Anderlecht 75  Viktor, IvoIvo Viktor (TCH) Czechoslovakie Dukla Prague 52
1977  Simonsen, AllanAllan Simonsen (DEN) Wast Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 74  Keegan, KevinKevin Keegan (ENG)[note 4] Wast Germany Hamburg 71  Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) Fraunce Nancy 70
1978  Keegan, KevinKevin Keegan (ENG) Wast Germany Hamburg 87  Krankl, HansHans Krankl (AUT) Spain Barcelona 81  Rensenbrink, RobRob Rensenbrink (NED) Belgium Anderlecht 50
1979  Keegan, KevinKevin Keegan (ENG) Wast Germany Hamburg 118  Rummenigge, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rummenigge (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 52  Krol, RuudRuud Krol (NED) Netherlands Ajax 41
1980  Rummenigge, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rummenigge (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 122  Schuster, BerndBernd Schuster (FRG) Spain Barcelona 34  Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) Fraunce Saint-Étienne 33
1981  Rummenigge, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rummenigge (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 106  Breitner, PaulPaul Breitner (FRG) Wast Germany Bayern Munich 64  Schuster, BerndBernd Schuster (FRG) Spain Barcelona 39
1982  Rossi, PaoloPaolo Rossi (ITA) Italy Juventus 115  Giresse, AlainAlain Giresse (FRA) Fraunce Bordeaux 64  Boniek, ZbigniewZbigniew Boniek (POL) Italy Juventus 53
1983  Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) Italy Juventus 110  Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish (SCO) Ingland Liverpool 26  Simonsen, AllanAllan Simonsen (DEN) Denmark Vejle 25
1984  Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) Italy Juventus 110  Tigana, JeanJean Tigana (FRA) Fraunce Bordeaux 57  Elkjaer, PrebenPreben Elkjær (DEN) Italy Hellas Verona 48
1985  Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) Italy Juventus 127  Elkjaer, PrebenPreben Elkjær (DEN) Italy Hellas Verona 71  Schuster, BerndBernd Schuster (FRG) Spain Barcelona 46
1986  Belanov, IgorIgor Belanov (URS) Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 84  Lineker, GaryGary Lineker (ENG)[note 5] Spain Barcelona 62  Butragueno, EmilioEmilio Butragueño (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 59
1987  Gullit, RuudRuud Gullit (NED)[note 6] Italy Milan 106  Futre, PauloPaulo Futre (POR)[note 7] Spain Atlético Madrid 91  Butragueno, EmilioEmilio Butragueño (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 61
1988  Basten, Marco vanMarco van Basten (NED) Italy Milan 129  Gullit, RuudRuud Gullit (NED) Italy Milan 88  Rijkaard, FrankFrank Rijkaard (NED)[note 8] Italy Milan 45
1989  Basten, Marco vanMarco van Basten (NED) Italy Milan 129  Baresi, FrancoFranco Baresi (ITA) Italy Milan 80  Rijkaard, FrankFrank Rijkaard (NED) Italy Milan 43
1990  Matthaus, LotharLothar Matthäus (GER) Italy Inter Milan 137  Schillaci, SalvatoreSalvatore Schillaci (ITA) Italy Juventus 84  Brehme, AndreasAndreas Brehme (GER) Italy Inter Milan 68
1991  Papin, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Papin (FRA) Fraunce Marseille 141  Savicevic, DejanDejan Savićević (YUG)
 Pancev, DarkoDarko Pančev (YUG)
 Matthaus, LotharLothar Matthäus (GER)
Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade
Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade
Italy Inter Milan
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1992  Basten, Marco vanMarco van Basten (NED) Italy Milan 98  Stoichkov, HristoHristo Stoichkov (BUL) Spain Barcelona 80  Bergkamp, DennisDennis Bergkamp (NED) Netherlands Ajax 53
1993  Baggio, RobertoRoberto Baggio (ITA) Italy Juventus 142  Bergkamp, DennisDennis Bergkamp (NED) Italy Inter Milan 83  Cantona, EricEric Cantona (FRA) Ingland Manchester United 34
1994  Stoichkov, HristoHristo Stoichkov (BUL) Spain Barcelona 210  Baggio, RobertoRoberto Baggio (ITA) Italy Juventus 136  Maldini, PaoloPaolo Maldini (ITA) Italy Milan 109
1995  Weah, GeorgeGeorge Weah (LBR)[note 9] Italy Milan 144  Klinsmann, JurgenJürgen Klinsmann (GER) Germany Bayern Munich 108  Litmanen, JariJari Litmanen (FIN) Netherlands Ajax 67
1996  Sammer, MatthiasMatthias Sammer (GER) Germany Borussia Dortmund 144  Ronaldo (BRA)[note 10] Spain Barcelona 143  Shearer, AlanAlan Shearer (ENG) Ingland Newcastle United 107
1997  Ronaldo (BRA)[note 11] Italy Inter Milan 222 Template:Kintra data FRY Spain Real Madrid 68  Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane (FRA) Italy Juventus 63
1998  Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane (FRA) Italy Juventus 244  Suker, DavorDavor Šuker (CRO) Spain Real Madrid 68  Ronaldo (BRA) Italy Inter Milan 66
1999  Rivaldo (BRA) Spain Barcelona 219  Beckham, DavidDavid Beckham (ENG) Ingland Manchester United 154  Shevchenko, AndriyAndriy Shevchenko (UKR) Italy Milan 64
2000  Figo, LuisLuís Figo (POR)[note 12] Spain Real Madrid 197  Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane (FRA) Italy Juventus 181  Shevchenko, AndriyAndriy Shevchenko (UKR) Italy Milan 85
2001  Owen, MichaelMichael Owen (ENG) Ingland Liverpool 176  Raúl (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 140  Kahn, OliverOliver Kahn (GER) Germany Bayern Munich 114
2002  Ronaldo (BRA)[note 13] Spain Real Madrid 169  Roberto Carlos (BRA) Spain Real Madrid 145  Kahn, OliverOliver Kahn (GER) Germany Bayern Munich 110
2003  Nedved, PavelPavel Nedvěd (CZE) Italy Juventus 190  Henry, ThierryThierry Henry (FRA) Ingland Arsenal 128  Maldini, PaoloPaolo Maldini (ITA) Italy Milan 123
2004  Shevchenko, AndriyAndriy Shevchenko (UKR) Italy Milan 175  Deco (POR)[note 14] Spain Barcelona 139  Ronaldinho (BRA) Spain Barcelona 133
2005  Ronaldinho (BRA) Spain Barcelona 225  Lampard, FrankFrank Lampard (ENG) Ingland Chelsea 148  Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard (ENG) Ingland Liverpool 142
2006  Cannavaro, FabioFabio Cannavaro (ITA)[note 15] Spain Real Madrid 173  Buffon, GianluigiGianluigi Buffon (ITA) Italy Juventus 124  Henry, ThierryThierry Henry (FRA) Ingland Arsenal 121
2007  Kaká (BRA) Italy Milan 444  Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR) Ingland Manchester United 277  Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG) Spain Barcelona 255
2008  Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR) Ingland Manchester United 446  Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG) Spain Barcelona 281  Torres, FernandoFernando Torres (ESP) Ingland Liverpool 179
2009  Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG) Spain Barcelona 473  Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR)[note 16] Spain Real Madrid 233  Xavi (ESP) Spain Barcelona 170
Merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year award to create the FIFA Ballon d'Or

Wins by player[eedit | eedit soorce]

Johan Cruyff with the Ballon d'Or in 1971
Player 1st 2nd 3rd
 Platini, MichelMichel Platini (FRA) 3 (1983, 1984, 1985) 2 (1977, 1980)
 Cruyff, JohanJohan Cruyff (NED) 3 (1971, 1973, 1974) 1 (1975)
 Basten, Marco vanMarco van Basten (NED) 3 (1988, 1989, 1992)
 Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer (FRG) 2 (1972, 1976) 2 (1974, 1975) 1 (1966)
 Ronaldo (BRA) 2 (1997, 2002) 1 (1996) 1 (1998)
 Di Stefano, AlfredoAlfredo Di Stéfano (ESP) 2 (1957, 1959) 1 (1956)
 Keegan, KevinKevin Keegan (ENG) 2 (1978, 1979) 1 (1977)
 Rummenigge, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rummenigge (FRG) 2 (1980, 1981) 1 (1979)
 Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez (ESP) 1 (1960) 2 (1961, 1964) 1 (1965)
 Eusébio (POR) 1 (1965) 2 (1962, 1966)
 Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton (ENG) 1 (1966) 2 (1967, 1968)
 Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR)[note 17] 1 (2008) 2 (2007, 2009)
 Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa (FRA) 1 (1958) 1 (1959) 2 (1956, 1957)
 Muller, GerdGerd Müller (FRG) 1 (1970) 1 (1972) 2 (1969, 1973)
 Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane (FRA) 1 (1998) 1 (2000) 1 (1997)
 Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG)[note 18] 1 (2009) 1 (2008) 1 (2007)
 Best, GeorgeGeorge Best (NIR) 1 (1968) 1 (1971)
 Rivera, GianniGianni Rivera (ITA) 1 (1969) 1 (1963)
 Gullit, RuudRuud Gullit (NED) 1 (1987) 1 (1988)
 Matthaus, LotharLothar Matthäus (GER) 1 (1990) 1 (1991)
 Baggio, RobertoRoberto Baggio (ITA) 1 (1993) 1 (1994)
 Stoichkov, HristoHristo Stoichkov (BUL) 1 (1994) 1 (1992)
 Shevchenko, AndriyAndriy Shevchenko (UKR) 1 (2004) 2 (1999, 2000)
 Simonsen, AllanAllan Simonsen (DEN) 1 (1977) 1 (1983)
 Ronaldinho (BRA) 1 (2005) 1 (2004)

Wins by country[eedit | eedit soorce]

Country Players Total
 Germany 5 7
 Netherlands 3 7
 Fraunce 4 6
 Italy 5 5
 Brazil 4 5
 Ingland 4 5
 Portugal 3 3
 Soviet Union 3 3
 Spain 2 3
 Czech Republic 2 2
 Argentinae 1 1
 Bulgarie 1 1
 Denmark 1 1
 Hungary 1 1
 Liberie 1 1
Template:NIR 1 1
 Scotland 1 1
 Ukraine 1 1

Wins by club[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club Players Total
Italy Juventus 6 8
Italy Milan 6 8
Spain Barcelona 6 7
Spain Real Madrid 5 6
Germany Bayern Munich 3 5
Ingland Manchester United 4 4
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2 2
Italy Inter Milan 2 2
Germany Hamburg 1 2
Netherlands Ajax 1 1
Portugal Benfica 1 1
Ingland Blackpool 1 1
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 1
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 1
Czech Republic Dukla Prague 1 1
Roushie Dynamo Moscow 1 1
Hungary Ferencváros 1 1
Ingland Liverpool 1 1
Fraunce Marseille 1 1

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Born in Argentinae, Di Stéfano acquired Spaingie ceetizenship in 1956 an went on tae play for the Spain naitional fitbaa team.[2]
  2. Born in Argentinae, Sívori acquired Italian ceetizenship in 1961 an went on tae play for the Italian naitional fitbaa team.[3]
  3. Cruyff was signed by Barcelona from Ajax midway through 1973.
  4. Keegan was signed by Hamburg from Liverpool midway through 1977.
  5. Lineker was signed by Barcelona from Everton midway through 1986.
  6. Gullit was signed by Milan from PSV Eindhoven midway through 1987.[4]
  7. Futre was signed by Atlético Madrid from Porto midway through 1987.
  8. Rijkaard was signed by Milan from Real Zaragoza midway through 1988.
  9. Weah was signed by Milan from Paris Saint-Germain midway through 1995.[5]
  10. Ronaldo was signed by Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven midway through 1996.
  11. Ronaldo was signed by Inter Milan from Barcelona midway through 1997.[6]
  12. Figo was signed by Real Madrid from Barcelona midway through 2000.[7]
  13. Ronaldo was signed by Real Madrid from Inter Milan midway through 2002.[8]
  14. Deco was signed by Barcelona from Porto midway through 2004.
  15. Cannavaro was signed by Real Madrid from Juventus midway through 2006.[9]
  16. Cristiano Ronaldo was signed by Real Madrid from Manchester United midway through 2009.[10]
  17. Cristiano Ronaldo additionally won two FIFA Ballons d'Or (2013, 2014) and thrice finished in second place (2011, 2012, 2015).[11][12]
  18. Messi additionally won four FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015) and twice finished in second place (2013, 2014).[11][12]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ronaldo joins legendary list". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
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  11. 11.0 11.1 "La liste complête des lauréats du Ballon d'or, de 1956 à nos jours". France Football. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "FIFA Awards – World Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2016.