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)

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Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Allan Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Denis Law is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Eusébio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Fabio Cannavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Flórián Albert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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George Weah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Gianni Rivera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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George Weah, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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

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Gerd Müller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Hristo Stoichkov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Ihor Belanov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Jean-Pierre Papin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Josef Masopust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
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 ...more

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Kaká is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for American club Orlando City ...more

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is a German former football striker. His nicknames are "King Kalle". He had his greatest career success with German club Bayern Munich, where he ...more

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Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE is an English former football player and manager. He played for several clubs including Liverpool and Hamburger SV. He went on to manage Newcastle United, Fulham and ...more

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Lev Yashin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Lev Ivanovich Yashin, nicknamed as "The Black Spider" or "The Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in ...more

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves ...more

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Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Lothar Herbert Matthäus is a German football manager and former player. After captaining West Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was named European Footballer of the Year. In ...more

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Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May ...more

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Luis Suárez Miramontes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Luis Suárez Miramontes, also known by the diminutive Luisito, is a Spanish former footballer and manager. He played as a midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruña, CD España ...more

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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Marcel "Marco" Van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early ...more

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Matthias Sammer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Matthias Sammer is a retired German footballer and coach who is now working as sporting director of FC Bayern Munich. He played as a defensive midfielder, and later in his career as a sweeper. ...more

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team as a striker. In July 2014, Suárez ...more

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Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Michael James Owen is a former English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City as well as the England national team. He ...more

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Michel Platini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Michel François Platini is a former French football player and manager, and the president of the Union of European Football Associations since 2007. Regarded as one of the greatest ...more

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Oleh Blokhin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin is a former Ukrainian football player and manager who is currently a free agent. Blokhin was formerly a standout striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet Union. He ...more

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Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Enrique Omar Sívori was an Italian Argentine football striker and manager. He is known for his time with the successful Juventus side during the late 1950s and early 1960s. At club level ...more

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Paolo Rossi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Paolo Rossi is an Italian former footballer, who played as a forward. In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot as top goalscorer, and the ...more

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Oleh Olehovych Blokhin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Oleh Olehovych Blokhin Oleh Olehovych Blokhin is a Ukrainian professional football player. He last played in the Russian Second Division for FC Syzran-2003 Syzran. He also holds Ukrainian citizenship.

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Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Pavel Nedvěd is a Czech retired footballer who played as a midfielder. Described as one of the best footballers of his generation, he is also regarded as one of the most successful players to ...more

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Raymond Kopa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Raymond Kopa is a former French footballer, integral to the French national team of the 1950s. At club level he was part of the legendary Real Madrid team of the 1950s, winning three European ...more

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Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira, known as Rivaldo, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and the current president of Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube in Brazil. He played mainly as a free ...more

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Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Roberto Baggio is a retired Italian professional footballer, who predominantly played as a second forward or as an attacking midfielder. He is also the former President of the technical sector ...more

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Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Mexican club Querétaro. His main playing position is as an ...more

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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer. Popularly dubbed "the phenomenon", he is considered by experts and fans to be ...more

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Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Ruud Gullit, OON, is a Dutch football manager and former football player who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious ...more

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Sir Stanley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE was an English footballer. Often regarded as one of the greatest players of the English game, he is the only player to have been knighted while still playing, as well ...more

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Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Ballon d'Or Winners List
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, ...more