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Ballon d'Or Winners List

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List of Ballon d'Or winners from every year the award has been given out. All Ballon d'Or winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Ballon d'Or award are listed along with photos for every Ballon d'Or winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Ballon d'Or award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Ballon d'Or are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Ballon d'Or winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Ballon d'Or winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Ballon d'Or winners of all time. Anybody who won the Ballon d'Or usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Ballon d'Or-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Ballon d'Or, so most of the famous Ballon d'Or winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Ballon d'Or?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use regularly. List features Sir Stanley Matthews, Hristo Stoichkov and more. (46 items)


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    Alfredo Di Stéfano
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    Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentine-Spanish footballer and coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was most associated with Real Madrid and was instrumental in their domination of the European Champions' Cup during the 1950s, a period in which the club won ...more

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    Allan Rodenkam Simonsen is a former Danish footballer and manager. He most prominently played for German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach, winning the 1975 and 1979 UEFA Cups, as well as for Barcelona from Spain, winning the 1982 Cup Winners' Cup. Simonsen is the only footballer to have scored ...more

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    Andriy Shevchenko
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    Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko is a former Ukrainian footballer who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, and the Ukrainian national team as a striker. Shevchenko is ranked as the fifth top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals. With a tally of 175 goals scored for Milan, Shevchenko is ...more

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    Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton CBE is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup and also won the Ballon d'Or in 1966. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he ...more

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    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World ...more

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    Denis Law CBE is a Scottish former football player, who enjoyed a long and successful career as a striker from the 1950s to the 1970s. Law's career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956. After four years at Huddersfield, Manchester City signed him for a transfer fee of ...more

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    Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 749 goals in 745 matches at club level and 41 goals for his national team, a total of 790 ...more

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    Fabio Cannavaro
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    Fabio Cannavaro, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian football coach and former player who is currently the head coach of Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. He is considered to be one of the greatest defenders of all time and was given the name "Muro di Berlino" by Italian supporters. He spent the majority of ...more

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    Flórián Albert was a Hungarian international football player, later manager and sports official, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1967. Nicknamed "The Emperor", he has been described as one of the most elegant footballers of all time. A club legend of Ferencvárosi TC, Albert joined the ...more

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    Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name "Franz", and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest German footballers of all time and one of the most ...more

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    George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football ...more

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    George Weah
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    George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a Liberian humanitarian, politician, and an ex-footballer who played as a striker. Regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, in 1995 he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 1989, 1994 and 1995 he was the African ...more

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    Gianni Rivera
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    Giovanni "Gianni" Rivera is an Italian former football midfielder, who was mostly utilised as an offensive playmaker; he was awarded the Ballon d'Or, one of the most prestigious individual awards in football, in 1969. Dubbed Italy's "Golden Boy" by the media, he played the majority of his career with ...more

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    George Weah, Jr.

    George Weah Junior is a Liberian footballer who is currently a free agent after leaving his most recent club Paris Saint-Germain I. He has also played for the United States of America Under-20 side.more

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    Gerhard "Gerd" Müller is a German retired footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, especially inside the penalty box, he is regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time. At international level with West Germany he scored 68 goals in 62 appearances, and at club ...more

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    Hristo Stoichkov Stoichkov is a retired Bulgarian footballer who is currently a football pundit for Univision Deportes. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and is widely considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. He was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the ...more

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    Igor Ivanovich Belanov is a retired Soviet and Ukrainian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or second striker. He made a name for himself at Dynamo Kyiv, winning five major titles and being named European Footballer of the Year in 1986. He then spent six years in Germany with two teams, ...more

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    Jean-Pierre Papin is a former French professional football player who was European Footballer of the Year in 1991. Papin achieved his greatest success while playing for Olympique Marseille between 1986 and 1992. He later played for AC Milan, FC Bayern Munich, Bordeaux, Guingamp, JS Saint-Pierroise and ...more

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    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON, born 25 April 1947, known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and was until recently the manager of the Catalonia football team. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, a record jointly held with French playmaker Michel Platini and Dutch ...more

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    Josef Masopust is a Czech former football player and coach. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1962. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of the Czech Republic by the Football Association of the Czech Republic as their most outstanding player ...more

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