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Ballon d’Or Winners Since 1956 (Full List)

Ballon d’Or winners are well-known as the best football players worldwide. This Ballon d’Or is an annual award that was first awarded in 1956. In this article, you will see the full list of the Ballon d’Or winners since 1956.

Full List of the Ballon d’Or Winners Since 1956

Below here is the list of the Ballon d’Or wins since 1956:

YEAR NAME OF PLAYER CITIZENSHIP CLUB
1956 Stanley Matthews English Blackpool
1957 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spaniard Real Madrid
1958 Raymond Kopa French Real Madrid
1959 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spaniard Real Madrid
1960 Luis Suárez Spaniard Barcelona
1961 Omar Sívori Italian Juventus
1962 Josef Masopust Czech Dukla Prague
1963 Lev Yashin Soviet Citizen Dynamo Moscow
1964 Denis Law Scottish Manchester United
1965 Eusébio Portuguese Benfica
1966 Bobby Charlton English Manchester United
1967 Flórián Albert Hungarian Ferencv rosi TC
1968 George Best Ulsterman Manchester United
1969 Gianni Rivera Italy Milan
1970 Gerd Müller Wessi Bayern Munich
1971 Johan Cruyff Dutch Ajax
1972 Franz Beckenbauer Wessi Bayern Munich
1973 Johan Cruyff Dutch Barcelona
1974 Johan Cruyff Dutch Barcelona
1975 Oleg Blokhin Soviet Citizen Dynamo Kyiv
1976 Franz Beckenbauer Wessi Bayern Munich
1977 Allan Simonsen Dane Borussia M”nchengladbach
1978 Kevin Keegan English Hamburg
1979 Kevin Keegan English Hamburg
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Wessi Bayern Munich
1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Wessi Bayern Munich
1982 Paolo Rossi Italian Juventus
1983 Michel Platini French Juventus
1984 Michel Platini French Juventus
1985 Michel Platini French Juventus
1986 Igor Belanov Soviet Citizen Dynamo Kyiv
1987 Ruud Gullit Dutch Milan
1988 Marco van Basten Dutch Milan
1989 Marco van Basten Dutch Milan
1990 Lothar Matthäus German Internazionale
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin French Marseille
1992 Marco van Basten Dutch Milan
1993 Roberto Baggio Italian Juventus
1994 Hristo Stoichkov Bulgarian Barcelona
1995 George Weah Liberian Milan
1996 Matthias Sammer German Borussia Dortmund
1997 Ronaldo Brazillian Internazionale
1998 Zinedine Zidane French Juventus
1999 Rivaldo Brazillian Barcelona
2000 Luís Figo Portugal Real Madrid
2001 Michael Owen English Liverpool
2002 Ronaldo Brazil Real Madrid
2003 Pavel Nedvěd Czech Juventus
2004 Andriy Shevchenko Ukrainian Milan
2005 Ronaldinho Brazillian Barcelona
2006 Fabio Cannavaro Italian Real Madrid
2007 Kaká Brazillian Milan
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Manchester United
2009 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2010 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2011 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2012 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Real Madrid
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Real Madrid
2015 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Real Madrid
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Real Madrid
2018 Luka Modric Croat Real Madrid
2019 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2020 Not Awarded Nil
2021 Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona
2022 Not Yet Awarded Nil Not Yet Awarded
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who got the First Ballon d’Or Award?

Stanley Matthews

Stanley Matthews of Blackpool and England was the inaugural winner while Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and Real Madrid have dominated the 21st century, winning 12 times between them.

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Who was the Best Football Player in the World in 1956?

Stanley Matthews

The 1956 Ballon d’Or was the inaugural Ballon d’Or award winner given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries. Stanley Matthews received the award on 18 December 1956.

Conclusion

Ballon d’Or is an annual award presented by France Football, a French news magazine. This award is major for the best footballers of the year. Check out the above list to see the Ballon d’Or winners since 1956.

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