award winners 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)
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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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 the trophy in five consecutive seasons from 1956. Along with Francisco Gento and José María Zárraga, he was one of only three players to play a part in all five victories. Di Stéfano played international football mostly for Spain, but he also played for Argentina and Colombia. Di Stéfano, nicknamed "Saeta rubia", was a powerful forward with great stamina, tactical versatility, and vision, who ...more

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Allan Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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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 in the European Cup, UEFA Cup, and Cup Winners' Cup finals. Simonsen was named 1977 European Footballer of the Year. For the Denmark national football team, Simonsen was capped 55 times, scoring 20 goals. He represented Denmark at the 1972 Summer Olympics, 1984 European Championship and 1986 World Cup tournaments. He was voted into the Danish Football Hall of Fame in November 2008. ...more

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Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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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 the second most prolific player in the history of the club, and is also the all-time second-best scorer of the Derby della Madonnina with 14 goals. Furthermore, he is the all-time top scorer for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals. Shevchenko's career has been highlighted by many awards, the most prestigious of which was the Ballon d'Or in 2004. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 ...more

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Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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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 became renowned for his attacking instincts and passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot. He was also well known for his fitness and stamina. He was cautioned only twice in his career; once against Argentina in the 1966 World Cup, and once in a league match against Chelsea. His elder brother Jack, who was also in the World Cup-winning team, is a former defender for ...more

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