List of FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Winners (Since 1956 to 2015)

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List of FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Winners (Since 1956 to 2015)

 

FIFA Ballon d’Or is the highest level achievement for a footballer which provide by a jury board organized by FIFA in every year. A Ballon d’Or Award winner also mentioned as the best soccer player of the year. This procedure of Ballon d’Or award started from the year 1956 where any European nation footballer took chance to win this award. Actually, it was limited on Europe on that time and in that case a Ballon d’Or winner would be call the best player of the year from Europe. But from the year 1995, the organizer committee elected to give this award to any footballer as well those are playing in European clubs. From the year 2009, it became more big and FIFA directly involve and took the decision to give this award to the best footballer around the world. Though most of the superstar players play in Spanish, German, English, Italian & Portuguese clubs and ultimately all award goes to European club playing footballers.

 

Jury Board & selection procedure:

170 national team captain, coach & a special journalist can able to provide vote for the Ballon d’Or award nominees and FIFA make a shortlist of best 3 footballer and finally around 500 people (170 National team captain, 170 National team coach & 170 special journalist from 170 nation) choice help FIFA to pick the “Best footballer of the year”.

In the year 2015, Argentine Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won the award of FIFA Ballon d’Or which is the 5th achievement of him and still now the highest amount of Ballon d’Or winner.

Now take a look into the list of all year Ballon d’Or award winner from the year 1956 to 2015.

FIFA BALLON D’OR WINNERS (1956 – 2015)

Year Player Club Nationality
2015 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Portugal
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Portugal
2012 Lionel Messi FC Barceona Argentina
2011 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2010 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2009 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Portugal
2007 Kaka AC Milan Brazil
2006 Fabio Cannvaro Juventus/Real Madrid Italy
2005 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona Brazil
2004 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan Ukraine
2003 Pavel Nedved AC Milan Juventus
2002 Ronaldo Real Madrid Brazil
2001 Michael Owen FC Liverpool England
2000 Luis Figo Real Madrid Portugal
1999 Rivaldo FC Barcelona Brazil
1998 Zinedine Zidane Juventus France
1997 Ronaldo Inter Milan Brazil
1996 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund Germany
1995 George Weah AC Milan Liberia
1994 Hristo Stoichkov FC Barcelona Bulgaria
1993 Roberto Baggio Juventus Italy
1992 Marco Van Basten AC Milan Netherlands
1991 Jean Pierre Papin Marseille France
1990 Lothar Matthaus Inter Milan Germany
1989 Marco Van Basten AC Milan Netherlands
1988 Marco Van Basten AC Milan Netherlands
1987 Ruud Gullit AC Milan Netherlands
1986 Igor Belanov Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
1985 Michel Platini Juventus France
1984 Michel Platini Juventus France
1983 Michel Platini Juventus France
1982 Paolo Rossi Juventus Italy
1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich Germany
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich Germany
1979 Kevin Keegan Hamburg England
1978 Kevin Keegan Hamburg England
1977 Allan Simonsen Borussia Monchengladbach Denmark
1976 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1975 Oleg Blokhin Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
1974 Johan Cruyff FC Barcelona Netherlands
1973 Johan Cruyff FC Barcelona Netherlands
1972 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1971 Johan Cruyff FC Barcelona Netherlands
1970 Gerd Muller Bayer Munich Germany
1969 Gianni Rivera AC Milan Italy
1968 George Best Manchester United Northern Ireland
1967 Florian Albert Ferencv Rosi TC Hungary
1966 Bobby Chalton Manchester United England
1965 Eusebio Benfica Portugal
1964 Denis Law Manchester United Scotland
1963 Lev Yashin Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow
1962 Josef Masopust Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia
1961 Omar Sivori Juventus Italy
1960 Luis Suarez FC Barcelona Spain
1959 Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid Spain
1958 Raymond Kopa Real Madrid France
1957 Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid Spain
1956 Stanley Matthews Blackpool England

Actually, this award FIFA Ballon d’Or is the dream of a footballer. Once upon a time when Lionel Messi were a child and played well in Under 13 club of Barcelona, media people asked him that what is his aim in life where he was simply answered that he wants to win Ballon d’Or. This is mention that how much important award for footballer, Ballon d’Or is and this honor also encouraged every players around the world.

A video of 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award giving ceremony:

Another short list of Players who won Ballon d’Or multiple times

  1. Lionel Messi (ARG) – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
  2. Michel Platini (FRA) – 1983, 1984, 1985
  3. Marco Van Basten (NED) – 1988, 1989, 1992
  4. Johan Cruyff (NED) – 1971, 1973, 1974
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – 2008, 2013, 2014
  6. Franz Beckenbauer (GER) – 1972, 1976
  7. Ronaldo (BRA) – 1997, 2002
  8. Alfredo Di Stefano (ESP) – 1957, 1959
  9. Kevin Keegan (ENG) – 1978, 1979
  10. Karl Heinz Rummenigge (GER) – 1980, 1981

 

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