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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 Rank Player Team Points
1956 1st Ingland Stanley Matthews Ingland Blackpool 47
2nt Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 44
3rd Fraunce Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid 33
1957 1st Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano[note 1] Spain Real Madrid 72
2nt Ingland Billy Wright Ingland Wolverhampton Wanderers 19
3rd Ingland Duncan Edwards Ingland Manchester United 16
Fraunce Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid
1958 1st Fraunce Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid 71
2nt Wast Germany Helmut Rahn Wast Germany Rot-Weiss Essen 40
3rd Fraunce Just Fontaine Fraunce Stade de Reims 23
1959 1st Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 80
2nt Fraunce Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid 42
3rd Wales John Charles Italy Juventus 24
1960 1st Spain Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona 54
2nt Hungary Ferenc Puskás Spain Real Madrid 37
3rd Wast Germany Uwe Seeler Wast Germany Hamburg 33
1961 1st Italy Omar Sívori[note 2] Italy Juventus 46
2nt Spain Luis Suárez Italy Internazionale 40
3rd Ingland Johnny Haynes Ingland Fulham 22
1962 1st Czechoslovakie Josef Masopust Czechoslovakie Dukla Prague 65
2nt Portugal Eusébio Portugal Benfica 53
3rd Wast Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger Wast Germany Köln 33
1963 1st Soviet Union Lev Yashin Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow 73
2nt Italy Gianni Rivera Italy Milan 53
3rd Ingland Jimmy Greaves Ingland Tottenham Hotspur 33
1964 1st Scotland Denis Law Ingland Manchester United 61
2nt Spain Luis Suárez Italy Internazionale 43
3rd Spain Amancio Spain Real Madrid 38
1965 1st Portugal Eusébio Portugal Benfica 67
2nt Italy Giacinto Facchetti Italy Internazionale 59
3rd Spain Luis Suárez Italy Internazionale 45
1966 1st Ingland Bobby Charlton Ingland Manchester United 81
2nt Portugal Eusébio Portugal Benfica 80
3rd Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer Wast Germany Bayern Munich 59
1967 1st Hungary Flórián Albert Hungary Ferencváros 68
2nt Ingland Bobby Charlton Ingland Manchester United 40
3rd Scotland Jimmy Johnstone Scotland Celtic 39
1968 1st Northren Ireland George Best Ingland Manchester United 61
2nt Ingland Bobby Charlton Ingland Manchester United 53
3rd Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Dragan Džajić Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade 46
1969 1st Italy Gianni Rivera Italy Milan 83
2nt Italy Luigi Riva Italy Cagliari 79
3rd Wast Germany Gerd Müller Wast Germany Bayern Munich 38
1970 1st Wast Germany Gerd Müller Wast Germany Bayern Munich 77
2nt Ingland Bobby Moore Ingland West Ham United 70
3rd Italy Luigi Riva Italy Cagliari 65
1971 1st Netherlands Johan Cruyff Netherlands Ajax 116
2nt Italy Sandro Mazzola Italy Internazionale 57
3rd Northren Ireland George Best Ingland Manchester United 56
1972 1st Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer Wast Germany Bayern Munich 81
2nt Wast Germany Gerd Müller Wast Germany Bayern Munich 79
Wast Germany Günter Netzer Wast Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
1973 1st Netherlands Johan Cruyff[note 3] Spain Barcelona 96
2nt Italy Dino Zoff Italy Juventus 47
3rd Wast Germany Gerd Müller Wast Germany Bayern Munich 44
1974 1st Netherlands Johan Cruyff Spain Barcelona 116
2nt Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer Wast Germany Bayern Munich 105
3rd Poland Kazimierz Deyna Poland Legia Warsaw 35
1975 1st Soviet Union Oleg Blokhin Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 122
2nt Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer Wast Germany Bayern Munich 42
3rd Netherlands Johan Cruyff Spain Barcelona 27
1976 1st Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer Wast Germany Bayern Munich 91
2nt Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink Belgium Anderlecht 75
3rd Czechoslovakie Ivo Viktor Czechoslovakie Dukla Prague 52
1977 1st Denmark Allan Simonsen Wast Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 74
2nt Ingland Kevin Keegan[note 4] Wast Germany Hamburg 71
3rd Fraunce Michel Platini Fraunce Nancy 70
1978 1st Ingland Kevin Keegan Wast Germany Hamburg 87
2nt Austrick Hans Krankl Spain Barcelona 81
3rd Netherlands Rob Rensenbrink Belgium Anderlecht 50
1979 1st Ingland Kevin Keegan Wast Germany Hamburg 118
2nt Wast Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Wast Germany Bayern Munich 52
3rd Netherlands Ruud Krol Netherlands Ajax 41
1980 1st Wast Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Wast Germany Bayern Munich 122
2nt Wast Germany Bernd Schuster Spain Barcelona 34
3rd Fraunce Michel Platini Fraunce Saint-Étienne 33
1981 1st Wast Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Wast Germany Bayern Munich 106
2nt Wast Germany Paul Breitner Wast Germany Bayern Munich 64
3rd Wast Germany Bernd Schuster Spain Barcelona 39
1982 1st Italy Paolo Rossi Italy Juventus 115
2nt Fraunce Alain Giresse Fraunce Bordeaux 64
3rd Poland Zbigniew Boniek Italy Juventus 39
1983 1st Fraunce Michel Platini Italy Juventus 110
2nt Scotland Kenny Dalglish Ingland Liverpool 26
3rd Denmark Allan Simonsen Denmark Vejle 25
1984 1st Fraunce Michel Platini Italy Juventus 110
2nt Fraunce Jean Tigana Fraunce Bordeaux 57
3rd Denmark Preben Elkjær Italy Hellas Verona 48
1985 1st Fraunce Michel Platini Italy Juventus 127
2nt Denmark Preben Elkjær Italy Hellas Verona 71
3rd Wast Germany Bernd Schuster Spain Barcelona 46
1986 1st Soviet Union Igor Belanov Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 84
2nt Ingland Gary Lineker[note 5] Spain Barcelona 62
3rd Spain Emilio Butragueño Spain Real Madrid 59
1987 1st Netherlands Ruud Gullit[note 6] Italy Milan 106
2nt Portugal Paulo Futre[note 7] Spain Atlético Madrid 91
3rd Spain Emilio Butragueño Spain Real Madrid 61
1988 1st Netherlands Marco van Basten Italy Milan 129
2nt Netherlands Ruud Gullit Italy Milan 88
3rd Netherlands Frank Rijkaard[note 8] Italy Milan 45
1989 1st Netherlands Marco van Basten Italy Milan 129
2nt Italy Franco Baresi Italy Milan 80
3rd Netherlands Frank Rijkaard Italy Milan 43
1990 1st Germany Lothar Matthäus Italy Internazionale 137
2nt Italy Salvatore Schillaci Italy Juventus 84
3rd Germany Andreas Brehme Italy Internazionale 68
1991 1st Fraunce Jean-Pierre Papin Fraunce Marseille 141
2nt Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Dejan Savićević Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade 42
Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Darko Pančev Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Red Star Belgrade
Germany Lothar Matthäus Italy Internazionale
1992 1st Netherlands Marco van Basten Italy Milan 98
2nt Bulgarie Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 80
3rd Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Netherlands Ajax 53
1993 1st Italy Roberto Baggio Italy Juventus 142
2nt Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Italy Internazionale 83
3rd Fraunce Eric Cantona Ingland Manchester United 34
1994 1st Bulgarie Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 210
2nt Italy Roberto Baggio Italy Juventus 136
3rd Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Milan 109
1995 1st Liberie George Weah[note 9] Italy Milan 144
2nt Germany Jürgen Klinsmann Germany Bayern Munich 108
3rd Finland Jari Litmanen Netherlands Ajax 67
1996 1st Germany Matthias Sammer Germany Borussia Dortmund 144
2nt Brazil Ronaldo[note 10] Spain Barcelona 143
3rd Ingland Alan Shearer Ingland Newcastle United 107
1997 1st Brazil Ronaldo[note 11] Italy Internazionale 222
2nt Federal Republic o Yugoslavie Predrag Mijatović Spain Real Madrid 68
3rd Fraunce Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 63
1998 1st Fraunce Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 244
2nt Croatie Davor Šuker Spain Real Madrid 68
3rd Brazil Ronaldo Italy Internazionale 66
1999 1st Brazil Rivaldo Spain Barcelona 219
2nt Ingland David Beckham Ingland Manchester United 154
3rd Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan 64
2000 1st Portugal Luís Figo[note 12] Spain Real Madrid 197
2nt Fraunce Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus 181
3rd Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan 85
2001 1st Ingland Michael Owen Ingland Liverpool 176
2nt Spain Raúl Spain Real Madrid 140
3rd Germany Oliver Kahn Germany Bayern Munich 114
2002 1st Brazil Ronaldo[note 13] Spain Real Madrid 169
2nt Brazil Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid 145
3rd Germany Oliver Kahn Germany Bayern Munich 110
2003 1st Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus 190
2nt Fraunce Thierry Henry Ingland Arsenal 128
3rd Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Milan 123
2004 1st Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan 175
2nt Portugal Deco[note 14] Spain Barcelona 139
3rd Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 133
2005 1st Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 225
2nt Ingland Frank Lampard Ingland Chelsea 148
3rd Ingland Steven Gerrard Ingland Liverpool 142
2006 1st Italy Fabio Cannavaro[note 15] Spain Real Madrid 173
2nt Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus 124
3rd Fraunce Thierry Henry Ingland Arsenal 121
2007 1st Brazil Kaká Italy Milan 444
2nt Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Ingland Manchester United 277
3rd Argentinae Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 255
2008 1st Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Ingland Manchester United 446
2nt Argentinae Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 281
3rd Spain Fernando Torres Ingland Liverpool 179
2009 1st Argentinae Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 473
2nt Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo[note 16] Spain Real Madrid 233
3rd Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 170
Merged wi FIFA Warld Player o the Year awaird tae create the FIFA Ballon d'Or
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Wins by player[eedit | eedit soorce]

Johan Cruyff with the Ballon d'Or in 1971
Player 1st 2nt 3rd
Fraunce Michel Platini 3 (1983, 1984, 1985) 2 (1977, 1980)
Netherlands Johan Cruyff 3 (1971, 1973, 1974) 1 (1975)
Netherlands Marco van Basten 3 (1988, 1989, 1992)
Wast Germany Franz Beckenbauer 2 (1972, 1976) 2 (1974, 1975) 1 (1966)
Brazil Ronaldo 2 (1997, 2002) 1 (1996) 1 (1998)
Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano 2 (1957, 1959) 1 (1956)
Ingland Kevin Keegan 2 (1978, 1979) 1 (1977)
Wast Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 2 (1980, 1981) 1 (1979)
Spain Luis Suárez 1 (1960) 2 (1961, 1964) 1 (1965)
Portugal Eusébio 1 (1965) 2 (1962, 1966)
Ingland Bobby Charlton 1 (1966) 2 (1967, 1968)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 1 (2008) 2 (2007, 2009)
Fraunce Raymond Kopa 1 (1958) 1 (1959) 2 (1956, 1957)
Wast Germany Gerd Müller 1 (1970) 1 (1972) 2 (1969, 1973)
Fraunce Zinedine Zidane 1 (1998) 1 (2000) 1 (1997)
Argentinae Lionel Messi 1 (2009) 1 (2008) 1 (2007)
Northren Ireland George Best 1 (1968) 1 (1971)
Italy Gianni Rivera 1 (1969) 1 (1963)
Netherlands Ruud Gullit 1 (1987) 1 (1988)
Germany Lothar Matthäus 1 (1990) 1 (1991)
Italy Roberto Baggio 1 (1993) 1 (1994)
Bulgarie Hristo Stoichkov 1 (1994) 1 (1992)
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1 (2004) 2 (1999, 2000)
Denmark Allan Simonsen 1 (1977) 1 (1983)
Brazil Ronaldinho 1 (2005) 1 (2004)
Germany Matthias Sammer 1 (1996)

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
 Northren Ireland 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 Internazionale 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 to play for the Spaingie naitional fitbaa team.
  2. Born in Argentinae, Sívori acquired Italian ceetizenship in 1961 an went on tae play for the Italian naitional fitbaa team.
  3. Cruyff wis signed bi Barcelona frae Ajax midway throu 1973.
  4. Keegan wis signed bi Hamburg frae Liverpool midway throu 1977.
  5. Lineker wis signed bi Barcelona frae Everton midway throu 1986.
  6. Gullit wis signed bi Milan frae PSV Eindhoven midway throu 1987.
  7. Futre wis signed bi Atlético Madrid frae Porto midway throu 1987.
  8. Rijkaard wis signed bi Milan frae Real Zaragoza midway throu 1988.
  9. Weah wis signed bi Milan frae Paris Saint-Germain midway throu 1995.
  10. Ronaldo wis signed bi Barcelona frae PSV Eindhoven midway throu 1996.
  11. Ronaldo wis signed bi Internazionale frae Barcelona midway throu 1997.
  12. Figo wis signed bi Real Madrid frae Barcelona midway throu 2000.
  13. Ronaldo wis signed bi Real Madrid frae Internazionale midway throu 2002.
  14. Deco wis signed bi Barcelona frae Porto midway throu 2004.
  15. Cannavaro wis signed bi Real Madrid frae Juventus midway throu 2006.
  16. Cristiano Ronaldo wis signed bi Real Madrid frae Manchester United midway throu 2009.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ronaldo joins legendary list". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008.