European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")


Since 1956 the bi-weekly (formerly weekly) French magazine France Football awards the "Ballon d'Or" for the best European Footballer of the calendar year. Only players from European clubs are eligible. Until 1994 any player from an European National Team was eligible; since 1995 any player from a European club (regardless of his nationality) is eligible but he must also be part of a preliminary list of 50 players established by France Football.

Voters are journalists - one from each member country of UEFA. Each voter chooses 5 players and points are awarded as follows: 5 points for a first place in a voters' list, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth, and 1 point for fifth.

The winners chose France Football's Player of the Century in 1999.


  • Palmares
  • Rankings by Wins
  • Yearwise Top-5
  • Rankings by Medals
  • Some Records
  • Keeper of the Year (unofficial)

  • Palmares

    1956 Stanley MATTHEWS (Eng)                        Blackpool (Eng)
    1957 Alfredo DI STÉFANO (Spa [*])                  Real Madrid (Spa)
    1958 Raymond KOPA (Fra)                            Real Madrid (Spa)
    1959 Alfredo DI STÉFANO (Spa [*])                  Real Madrid (Spa)
    1960 Luis SUÁREZ (Spa)                             Barcelona (Spa)
    1961 Omar SIVORI (Ita [*])                         Juventus (Ita)
    1962 Josef MASOPUST (Cze)                          Dukla Praha (Cze)
    1963 Lev YASHIN (SU)                               Dynamo Moskva (SU)
    1964 Denis LAW (Sco)                               Manchester United (Eng) 
    1965 EUSÉBIO (Por)                                 Benfica (Por)
    1966 Bobby CHARLTON (Eng)                          Manchester United (Eng) 
    1967 Flórián ALBERT (Hun)                          Ferencváros (Hun)
    1968 George BEST (Nil)                             Manchester United (Eng) 
    1969 Gianni RIVERA (Ita)                           Milan (Ita) 
    1970 Gerd MÜLLER (Ger)                             Bayern München (Ger)
    1971 Johan CRUIJFF (Net)                           Ajax (Net) 
    1972 Franz BECKENBAUER (Ger)                       Bayern München (Ger)
    1973 Johan CRUIJFF (Net)                           Barcelona (Spa)
    1974 Johan CRUIJFF (Net)                           Barcelona (Spa)
    1975 Oleg BLOKHIN (SU)                             Dynamo Kiev (SU)
    1976 Franz BECKENBAUER (Ger)                       Bayern München (Ger)
    1977 Alan SIMONSEN (Den)                           Borussia Mönchengladbach (Ger)
    1978 Kevin KEEGAN (Eng)                            Hamburger SV (Ger) 
    1979 Kevin KEEGAN (Eng)                            Hamburger SV (Ger) 
    1980 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE (Ger)                   Bayern München (Ger)
    1981 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE (Ger)                   Bayern München (Ger)
    1982 Paolo ROSSI (Ita)                             Juventus (Ita)
    1983 Michel PLATINI (Fra)                          Juventus (Ita)
    1984 Michel PLATINI (Fra)                          Juventus (Ita)
    1985 Michel PLATINI (Fra)                          Juventus (Ita)
    1986 Igor BELANOV (SU)                             Dynamo Kiev (SU)
    1987 Ruud GULLIT (Net)                             Milan (Ita)
    1988 Marco VAN BASTEN (Net)                        Milan (Ita)
    1989 Marco VAN BASTEN (Net)                        Milan (Ita)
    1990 Lothar MATTHÄUS (Ger)                         Internazionale (Ita)
    1991 Jean-Pierre PAPIN (Fra)                       Olympique Marseille (Fra)
    1992 Marco VAN BASTEN (Net)                        Milan (Ita)
    1993 Roberto BAGGIO (Ita)                          Juventus (Ita)
    1994 Hristo STOITCHKOV (Bul)                       Barcelona (Spa)
    1995 George WEAH (Lib)                             Milan (Ita)
    1996 Matthias SAMMER (Ger)                         Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
    1997 RONALDO (Bra)                                 Internazionale (Ita)
    1998 Zinedine ZIDANE (Fra)                         Juventus (Ita)
    1999 RIVALDO (Bra)                                 Barcelona (Spa)
    2000 Luis FIGO (Por)                               Real Madrid (Spa)
    2001 Michael OWEN (Eng)                            Liverpool (Eng)
    2002 RONALDO (Bra)                                 Real Madrid (Spa)
    2003 Pavel NEDVED (Cze)                            Juventus (Ita)
    2004 Andriy SHEVCHENKO (Ukr)                       Milan (Ita)
    2005 RONALDINHO (Bra)                              Barcelona (Spa)
    2006 Fabio CANNAVARO (Ita)                         Real Madrid (Spa)
    2007 KAKÁ (Bra)                                    Milan (Ita)
    2008 Cristiano RONALDO (Por)                       Manchester United (Eng)
    
    [*] Di Stéfano and Sivori were born in Argentina and first played
        for that country.
    


    Rankings by Wins

    
    Wins by Club:
    
    Juventus           8  (Platini 3, Sivori, Rossi, Baggio, Zidane, Nedved)
    Milan              8  (Van Basten 3, Rivera, Gullit, Weah, Shevchenko, Kaká)
    
    Barcelona          6  (Cruijff 2, Suárez, Stoitchkov, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho)
    Real Madrid        6  (Di Stéfano 2, Kopa, Figo, Ronaldo, Cannavaro)
    
    Bayern München     5  (Beckenbauer 2, Rummenigge 2, Müller)
    
    Manchester United  4  (Law, Charlton, Best, Cristiano Ronaldo)
    
    Dynamo Kiev        2  (Blokhin, Belanov)
    Hamburger SV       2  (Keegan)
    Internazionale     2  (Matthäus, Ronaldo)
    
    Ajax               1  (Cruijff)
    Benfica            1  (Eusébio)
    Blackpool          1  (Matthews)
    Borussia Dortmund  1  (Sammer)
    Borussia MG        1  (Simonsen)
    Dukla Praha        1  (Masopust)
    Dynamo Moskva      1  (Yashin)
    Ferencváros        1  (Albert)
    Liverpool          1  (Owen)
    Olymp. Marseille   1  (Papin)
    
    Wins by Country:
    
    Germany            7  (Beckenbauer 2, Rummenigge 2, Müller, Matthäus, Sammer)
    Netherlands        7  (Cruijff 3, Van Basten 3, Gullit)
    
    France             6  (Platini 3, Kopa, Papin, Zidane)
    
    Brazil             5  (Ronaldo 2, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaká)
    England            5  (Keegan 2, Matthews, Charlton, Owen)
    Italy              5  (Sivori, Rivera, Rossi, Baggio, Cannavaro)
    
    Portugal           3  (Eusébio, Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo)
    Soviet Union       3  (Belanov, Blokhin, Yashin)
    Spain              3  (Di Stéfano 2, Suárez)
    
    Bulgaria           1  (Stoitchkov)
    Czech Republic     1  (Nedved)
    Czechoslovakia     1  (Masopust)
    Denmark            1  (Simonsen)
    Hungary            1  (Albert)
    Liberia            1  (Weah)
    Northern Ireland   1  (Best)
    Scotland           1  (Law)
    Ukraine            1  (Shevchenko)
    
    Wins by League:
    
    Italy             18
    
    Spain             12
    
    Germany            9 
    
    England            6
    
    Soviet Union       3   
    
    Czechoslovakia     1   
    France             1 
    Hungary            1    
    Netherlands        1   
    Portugal           1 
    
    Wins by Player:
    
    Van Basten         3
    Cruijff            3
    Platini            3
    
    Beckenbauer        2 
    Keegan             2   
    Ronaldo            2
    K.H. Rummenigge    2  
    Di Stéfano         2 
    
    Albert             1
    R. Baggio          1
    Belanov            1
    Best               1
    Blokhin            1
    Cannavaro          1
    B. Charlton        1 
    Cristiano Ronaldo  1
    Eusébio            1 
    Figo               1
    Gullit             1
    Kaká               1
    Kopa               1   
    Law                1
    Masopust           1
    Matthäus           1
    Matthews           1
    G. Müller          1    
    Nedved             1
    Owen               1
    Papin              1
    Rivaldo            1
    Rivera             1
    Ronaldinho         1
    Rossi              1
    Sammer             1
    Simonsen           1
    Sivori             1
    Stoitchkov         1
    Suárez             1
    Weah               1
    Yashin             1
    Zidane             1 
    


    Yearwise Top-5

    
    1956 
    
     1. Stanley MATTHEWS        (Blackpool)                (England)          47
     2. Alfredo di Stéfano      (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            44
     3. Raymond Kopa            (Stade Reims)              (France)           33
     4. Ferenc Puskás           (Honvéd)                   (Hungary)          32
     5. Lev Yashin              (Dynamo Moskva)            (Soviet Union)     19
    
    1957
    
     1. Alfredo DI STÉFANO      (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            72
     2. Billy Wright            (Wolverhampton Wanderers)  (England)          19
     3. Raymond Kopa            (Real Madrid)              (France)           16
     4. Duncan Edwards          (Manchester United)        (England)          16
     5. Lászlo Kubala           (Barcelona)                (Spain)            15
    
    1958
    
     1. Raymond KOPA            (Real Madrid)              (France)           71
     2. Helmut Rahn             (Rot-Weiß Essen)           (West Germany)     40
     3. Just Fontaine           (Stade Reims)              (France)           23
     4. Kurt Hamrin             (Fiorentina)               (Sweden)           15
        John Charles            (Juventus)                 (Wales)            15
    
    1959
    
     1. Alfredo DI STÉFANO      (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            80
     2. Raymond Kopa            (Real Madrid)              (France)           42
     3. John Charles            (Juventus)                 (Wales)            24
     4. Luis Suárez             (Barcelona)                (Spain)            22
     5. Agne Simonsson          (Örgryte)                  (Sweden)           20
    
    1960
    
     1. Luis SUÁREZ             (Barcelona)                (Spain)            54
     2. Ferenc Puskás           (Real Madrid)              (Hungary)          37
     3. Uwe Seeler              (Hamburger SV)             (West Germany)     33
     4. Alfredo di Stéfano      (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            32
     5. Lev Yashin              (Dynamo Moskva)            (Soviet Union)     28
    
    1961
    
     1. Omar SIVORI             (Juventus)                 (Italy)            46
     2. Luis Suárez             (Internazionale)           (Spain)            40
     3. Johnny Haynes           (Fulham)                   (England)          22
     4. Lev Yashin              (Dynamo Moskva)            (Soviet Union)     21
     5. Ferenc Puskás           (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            16
    
    1962
    
     1. Josef MASOPUST          (Dukla Praha)              (Czechoslovakia)   65
     2. Eusébio                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         53
     3. Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1.FC Köln)                (West Germany)     33
     4. Dragoslav Sekularac     (Crvena zvezda Beograd)    (Yugoslavia)       26
     5. Joseph Jurion           (Anderlecht)               (Belgium)          15
    
    1963
    
     1. Lev YASHIN              (Dynamo Moskva)            (Soviet Union)     73
     2. Gianni Rivera           (Milan)                    (Italy)            55
     3. Jimmy Greaves           (Tottenham Hotspur)        (England)          50
     4. Denis Law               (Manchester United)        (Scotland)         45
     5. Eusébio                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         19
    
    1964
    
     1. Denis LAW               (Manchester United)        (Scotland)         61
     2. Luis Suárez             (Internazionale)           (Spain)            43
     3. Amancio                 (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            38
     4. Eusébio                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         31
     5. Paul Van Himst          (Anderlecht)               (Belgium)          28
    
    1965
    
     1. EUSÉBIO                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         67
     2. Giacinto Facchetti      (Internazionale)           (Italy)            59
     3. Luis Suárez             (Internazionale)           (Spain)            45
     4. Paul Van Himst          (Anderlecht)               (Belgium)          25
     5. Bobby Charlton          (Manchester United)        (England)          19
    
    1966
    
     1. Bobby CHARLTON          (Manchester United)        (England)          81
     2. Eusébio                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         80
     3. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     59
     4. Bobby Moore             (West Ham United)          (England)          31
     5. Flórián Albert          (Ferencváros)              (Hungary)          23
    
    1967
    
     1. Flórián ALBERT          (Ferencváros)              (Hungary)          68
     2. Bobby Charlton          (Manchester United)        (England)          40
     3. Jimmy Johnstone         (Celtic)                   (Scotland)         39
     4. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     37
     5. Eusébio                 (Benfica)                  (Portugal)         26
    
    1968
    
     1. George BEST             (Manchester United)        (Northern Ireland) 61
     2. Bobby Charlton          (Manchester United)        (England)          53
     3. Dragan Dzajic           (Crvena zvezda Beograd)    (Yugoslavia)       46
     4. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     36
     5. Giacinto Facchetti      (Internazionale)           (Italy)            30
    
    1969
    
     1. Gianni RIVERA           (Milan)                    (Italy)            83
     2. Luigi Riva              (Cagliari)                 (Italy)            79
     3. Gerd Müller             (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     38
     4. Johan Cruijff           (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      30
        Ove Kindvall            (Feijenoord)               (Sweden)           30
    
    1970
    
     1. Gerd MÜLLER             (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     77
     2. Bobby Moore             (West Ham United)          (England)          70
     3. Luigi Riva              (Cagliari)                 (Italy)            65
     4. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     32
     5. Wolfgang Overath        (1.FC Köln)                (West Germany)     29
    
    1971
    
     1. Johan CRUIJFF           (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)     116
     2. Sandro Mazzola          (Internazionale)           (Italy)            57
     3. George Best             (Manchester United)        (Northern Ireland) 56
     4. Günter Netzer           (Borussia Mönchengladbach) (West Germany)     30
     5. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     27
    
    1972
    
     1. Franz BECKENBAUER       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     81
     2. Gerd Müller             (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     79
     3. Günter Netzer           (Borussia Mönchengladbach) (West Germany)     79
     4. Johan Cruijff           (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      73
     5. Piet Keizer             (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      13
    
    1973
    
     1. Johan CRUIJFF           (Barcelona)                (Netherlands)      96
     2. Dino Zoff               (Juventus)                 (Italy)            47
     3. Gerd Müller             (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     44
     4. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     30
     5. Billy Bremner           (Leeds United)             (Scotland)         22
     
    1974
    
     1. Johan CRUIJFF           (Barcelona)                (Netherlands)     116
     2. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)    105
     3. Kazimierz Deyna         (Legia Warszawa)           (Poland)           35
     4. Paul Breitner           (Real Madrid)              (West Germany)     32
     5. Johan Neeskens          (Barcelona)                (Netherlands)      21
    
    1975
    
     1. Oleg BLOKHIN            (Dynamo Kiev)              (Soviet Union)    122
     2. Franz Beckenbauer       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     42
     3. Johan Cruijff           (Barcelona)                (Netherlands)      27
     4. Berti Vogts             (Borussia Mönchengladbach) (West Germany)     25
     5. Sepp Maier              (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     20
    
    1976
    
     1. Franz BECKENBAUER       (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     91
     2. Robby Rensenbrink       (Anderlecht)               (Netherlands)      75
     3. Ivo Viktor              (Dukla Praha)              (Czechoslovakia)   52
     4. Kevin Keegan            (Liverpool)                (England)          32
     5. Michel Platini          (Nancy)                    (France)           19
    
    1977
    
     1. Alan SIMONSEN           (Borussia Mönchengladbach) (Denmark)          74
     2. Kevin Keegan            (Hamburger SV)             (England)          71
     3. Michel Platini          (Nancy)                    (France)           70
     4. Roberto Bettega         (Juventus)                 (Italy)            39
     5. Johan Cruijff           (Barcelona)                (Netherlands)      23
    
    1978
    
     1. Kevin KEEGAN            (Hamburger SV)             (England)          87
     2. Hans Krankl             (Barcelona)                (Austria)          81
     3. Rob Rensenbrink         (Anderlecht)               (Netherlands)      50
     4. Roberto Bettega         (Juventus)                 (Italy)            28 
     5. Paolo Rossi             (Lanerossi Vicenza)        (Italy)            23
    
    1979
    
     1. Kevin KEEGAN            (Hamburger SV)             (England)         118
     2. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     52
     3. Ruud Krol               (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      41
     4. Manfred Kaltz           (Hamburger SV)             (West Germany)     27
     5. Michel Platini          (Saint-Etienne)            (France)           23
    
    1980
    
     1. Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE   (Bayern München)           (West Germany)    122
     2. Bernd Schuster          (Barcelona)                (West Germany)     34
     3. Michel Platini          (Saint-Etienne)            (France)           33
     4. Wilfried Van Moer       (Beveren)                  (Belgium)          27
     5. Jan Ceulemans           (Club Brugge)              (Belgium)          20
    
    1981
    
     1. Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE   (Bayern München)           (West Germany)    106
     2. Paul Breitner           (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     64    
     3. Bernd Schuster          (Barcelona)                (West Germany)     39
     4. Michel Platini          (Saint-Etienne)            (France)           36
     5. Oleg Blokhin            (Dynamo Kiev)              (Soviet Union)     14
    
    1982
    
     1. Paolo ROSSI             (Juventus)                 (Italy)           115
     2. Alain Giresse           (Girondins Bordeaux)       (France)           64
     3. Zbigniew Boniek         (Juventus)                 (Poland)           53
     4. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     51
     5. Bruno Conti             (Roma)                     (Italy)            48
    
    1983
    
     1. Michel PLATINI          (Juventus)                 (France)          110
     2. Kenny Dalglish          (Liverpool)                (Scotland)         26   
     3. Allan Simonsen          (Vejle BK)                 (Denmark)          25
     4. Gordon Strachan         (Aberdeen)                 (Scotland)         24
     5. Felix Magath            (Hamburger SV)             (West Germany)     20
    
    1984
    
     1. Michel PLATINI          (Juventus)                 (France)          128
     2. Jean Tigana             (Girondins Bordeaux)       (France)           57
     3. Preben Elkjær-Larsen    (Hellas Verona)            (Denmark)          48
     4. Ian Rush                (Liverpool)                (Wales)            44
     5. Chalana                 (Girondins Bordeaux)       (Portugal)         18
    
    1985
    
     1. Michel PLATINI          (Juventus)                 (France)          127
     2. Preben Elkjær-Larsen    (Hellas Verona)            (Denmark)          71
     3. Bernd Schuster          (Barcelona)                (West Germany)     46
     4. Michael Laudrup         (Juventus)                 (Denmark)          14
     5. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   (Bayern München)           (West Germany)     13
    
    1986
    
     1. Igor BELANOV            (Dynamo Kiev)              (Soviet Union)     84
     2. Gary Lineker            (Barcelona)                (England)          62
     3. Emilio Butragueño       (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            59
     4. Manuel Amoros           (Monaco)                   (France)           22
        Preben Elkjær-Larsen    (Hellas Verona)            (Denmark)          22
    
    1987
    
     1. Ruud GULLIT             (Milan)                    (Netherlands)     106
     2. Paulo Futre             (Atlético Madrid)          (Portugal)         91
     3. Emilio Butragueño       (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            61
     4. Gonzales Michel         (Real Madrid)              (Spain)            29
     5. Gary Lineker            (Barcelona)                (England)          13
    
    1988
    
     1. Marco VAN BASTEN        (Milan)                    (Netherlands)     129
     2. Ruud Gullit             (Milan)                    (Netherlands)      88
     3. Frank Rijkaard          (Milan)                    (Netherlands)      45
     4. Alexei Mikhailichenko   (Dynamo Kiev)              (Soviet Union)     41
     5. Ronald Koeman           (PSV)                      (Netherlands)      39
    
    1989
    
     1. Marco VAN BASTEN        (Milan)                    (Netherlands)     119
     2. Franco Baresi           (Milan)                    (Italy)            80
     3. Frank Rijkaard          (Milan)                    (Netherlands)      43
     4. Lothar Matthäus         (Internazionale)           (West Germany)     24
     5. Peter Shilton           (Derby County)             (England)          22
    
    1990
    
     1. Lothar MATTHÄUS         (Internazionale)           (West Germany)    137
     2. Salvatore Schillaci     (Juventus)                 (Italy)            84
     3. Andreas Brehme          (Internazionale)           (West Germany)     68
     4. Paul Gascoigne          (Tottenham Hotspur)        (England)          43
     5. Franco Baresi           (Milan)                    (Italy)            37
    
    1991
    
     1. Jean-Pierre PAPIN       (Olympique Marseille)      (France)          141
     2. Lothar Matthäus         (Internazionale)           (Germany)          42
        Darko Pancev            (Crvena zvezda Beograd)    (Yugoslavia)       42
        Dejan Savicevic         (Crvena zvezda Beograd)    (Yugoslavia)       42
     5. Robert Prosinecki       (Real Madrid)              (Yugoslavia)       34
    
    1992
    
     1. Marco VAN BASTEN        (Milan)                    (Netherlands)      98
     2. Hristo Stoitchkov       (Barcelona)                (Bulgaria)         80
     3. Dennis Bergkamp         (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      53
     4. Thomas Hässler          (Roma)                     (Germany)          42
     5. Peter Schmeichel        (Manchester United)        (Denmark)          41
    
    1993
    
     1. Roberto BAGGIO          (Juventus)                 (Italy)           142
     2. Dennis Bergkamp         (Internazionale)           (Netherlands)      83
     3. Eric Cantona            (Manchester United)        (France)           34
     4. Alen Boksic             (Lazio)                    (Croatia)          29
     5. Michael Laudrup         (Barcelona)                (Denmark)          27
    
    1994
    
     1. Hristo STOITCHKOV       (Barcelona)                (Bulgaria)        210
     2. Roberto Baggio          (Juventus)                 (Italy)           136
     3. Paolo Maldini           (Milan)                    (Italy)           109
     4. Tomas Brolin            (Parma)                    (Sweden)           68
        Gheorghe Hagi           (Barcelona)                (Romania)          68
    
    1995
    
     1. George WEAH             (Milan)                    (Liberia)         144
     2. Jürgen Klinsmann        (Bayern München)           (Germany)         108
     3. Jari Litmanen           (Ajax)                     (Finland)          67
     4. Alessandro Del Piero    (Juventus)                 (Italy)            57
     5. Patrick Kluivert        (Ajax)                     (Netherlands)      47
    
    1996
    
     1. Matthias SAMMER         (Borussia Dortmund)        (Germany)         144
     2. Ronaldo                 (Barcelona)                (Brazil)          143
     3. Alan Shearer            (Newcastle United)         (England)         107
     4. Alessandro Del Piero    (Juventus)                 (Italy)            69
     5. Jürgen Klinsmann        (Bayern München)           (Germany)          60
    
    1997
    
     1. RONALDO                 (Internazionale)           (Brazil)          222
     2. Predrag Mijatovic       (Real Madrid)              (Yugoslavia)       68
     3. Zinedine Zidane         (Juventus)                 (France)           63
     4. Dennis Bergkamp         (Arsenal)                  (Netherlands)      57
     5. Roberto Carlos          (Real Madrid)              (Brazil)           47
    
    1998
    
     1. Zinedine ZIDANE         (Juventus)                 (France)          244
     2. Davor Suker             (Real Madrid)              (Croatia)          68
     3. Ronaldo                 (Internazionale)           (Brazil)           66
     4. Michael Owen            (Liverpool)                (England)          51
     5. Rivaldo                 (Barcelona)                (Brazil)           45
    
    1999
    
     1. RIVALDO                 (Barcelona)                (Brazil)          219
     2. David Beckham           (Manchester United)        (England)         154
     3. Andriy Shevchenko       (Milan)                    (Ukraine)          64
     4. Gabriel Batistuta       (Fiorentina)               (Argentina)        48
     5. Luis Figo               (Barcelona)                (Portugal)         38
    
    2000
    
     1. Luis FIGO               (Real Madrid)              (Portugal)        197
     2. Zinedine Zidane         (Juventus)                 (France)          181
     3. Andriy Shevchenko       (Milan)                    (Ukraine)          85
     4. Thierry Henry           (Arsenal)                  (France)           57
     5. Alessandro Nesta        (Lazio)                    (Italy)            39
        Rivaldo                 (Barcelona)                (Brazil)           39
    
    2001
    
     1. Michael OWEN            (Liverpool)                (England)         176
     2. Raúl                    (Real Madrid)              (Spain)           140
     3. Oliver Kahn             (Bayern München)           (Germany)         114
     4. David Beckham           (Manchester United)        (England)         102
     5. Francesco Totti         (Roma)                     (Italy)            57
    
    2002
     
     1. RONALDO                 (Real Madrid)              (Brazil)          169
     2. Roberto Carlos          (Real Madrid)              (Brazil)          145
     3. Oliver Kahn             (Bayern München)           (Germany)         110
     4. Zinedine Zidane         (Real Madrid)              (France)           78
     5. Michael Ballack         (Bayern München)           (Germany)          71
    
    2003
    
     1. Pavel NEDVED            (Juventus)                 (Czech Republic)  190
     2. Thierry Henry           (Arsenal)                  (France)          128
     3. Paolo Maldini           (Milan)                    (Italy)           123
     4. Andriy Shevchenko       (Milan)                    (Ukraine)          67
     5. Zinedine Zidane         (Real Madrid)              (France)           64
    
    2004
     
     1. ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO       (Milan)                    (Ukraine)         175
     2. Deco                    (Barcelona)                (Portugal)        139
     3. Ronaldinho              (Barcelona)                (Brazil)          133
     4. Thierry Henry           (Arsenal)                  (France)           80
     5. Theodoros Zagorakis     (Bologna)                  (Greece)           44
    
    2005
     
     1. RONALDINHO              (Barcelona)                (Brazil)          225
     2. Frank Lampard           (Chelsea)                  (England)         148
     3. Steven Gerrard          (Liverpool)                (England)         142
     4. Thierry Henry           (Arsenal)                  (France)           41
     5. Andriy Shevchenko       (Milan)                    (Ukraine)          33
    
    2006
     
     1. Fabio CANNAVARO         (Real Madrid)              (Italy)           173
     2. Gianluigi Buffon        (Juventus)                 (Italy)           124 
     3. Thierry Henry           (Arsenal)                  (France)          121
     4. Ronaldinho              (Barcelona)                (Brazil)           73
     5. Zinedine Zidane         (none)                     (France)           71
    
    2007
    
     1. KAKÁ                    (Milan)                    (Brazil)          444
     2. Cristiano Ronaldo       (Manchester United)        (Portugal)        277
     3. Lionel Andrès Messi     (Barcelona)                (Argentina)       255
     4. Didier Drogba           (Chelsea)                  (Ivory Coast)     108
     5. Andrea Pirlo            (Milan)                    (Italy)            41
    
    2008
    
     1. Cristiano RONALDO       (Manchester United)        (Portugal)        446
     2. Lionel Andrès Messi     (Barcelona)                (Argentina)       281
     3. Fernando Torres         (Liverpool)                (Spain)           179
     4. Iker Casillas           (Real Madrid)              (Spain)           133
     5. Xavi Hernandez          (Barcelona)                (Spain)            97
    
    

    Rankings by Medals

    
    Medals by Club
                                 G  S  B  tot
     1.Juventus                  8  5  3   16
     2.Milan                     8  3  6   17
     3.Barcelona                 6  7  5   18
     4.Real Madrid               6  7  4   17
     5.Bayern München            5  6  5   16
     6.Manchester United         4  4  2   10
     7.Internazionale            2  6  3   11
     8.Hamburger SV              2  1  1    4
     9.Dynamo Kiev               2          2
    10.Benfica                   1  2       3
    11.Liverpool                 1  1  2    4
    12.Ajax                      1     3    4
    13.Borussia Mönchengladbach  1     1    2
       Dukla Praha               1     1    2
    15.Blackpool                 1          1
       Borussia Dortmund         1          1
       Dynamo Moskva             1          1
       Ferencváros               1          1
       Olympique Marseille       1          1
    20.Crvena zvezda Beograd        2  1    3
    21.Girondins Bordeaux           2       2
    22.Anderlecht                   1  1    2
       Arsenal                      1  1    2
       Cagliari                     1  1    2
       Verona                       1  1    2
    26.Atlético Madrid              1       1
       Chelsea                      1       1
       Rot-Weiss Essen              1       1
       West Ham United              1       1
       Wolverhampton Wanderers      1       1
    31.Stade Reims                     2    2
    32.Celtic                          1    1
       Fulham                          1    1
       1.FC Köln                       1    1
       Legia Warszawa                  1    1
       Nancy                           1    1
       Newcastle United                1    1
       Saint-Etienne                   1    1
       Tottenham Hotspur               1    1
       Vejle                           1    1
    total                       53 55 52  160
    
    NB: there were 3 silver and no bronze medals in 1991
    
    Medals by Country
                                 G  S  B  tot
     1.Germany                   7  9 11   27
     2.Netherlands               7  3  6   16
     3.France                    6  5  8   19
     4.Italy                     5  9  3   17
     5.England                   5  8  4   17
     6.Brazil                    5  2  2    9
     7.Spain                     3  4  5   12
     8.Soviet Union              3          3
     9.Portugal                  3  5       8
    10.Denmark                   1  1  2    4
    11.Scotland                  1  1  1    3
    12.Bulgaria                  1  1       2
       Hungary                   1  1       2
    14.Ukraine                   1     2    3
    15.Czechoslovakia            1     1    2
       Northern Ireland          1     1    2
    17.Czech Republic            1          1
       Liberia                   1          1
    19.Yugoslavia                   3  1    4
    20.Argentina                    1  1    2
    21.Austria                      1       1
       Croatia                      1       1
    23.Poland                          2    2
    24.Finland                         1    1
       Wales                           1    1
    total                       53 55 52  160
    
    NB: there were 3 silver and no bronze medals in 1991
    
    Medals by League
                                 G  S  B  tot
     1.Italy                    18 16 14   48
     2.Spain                    12 15  9   36
     3.Germany                   9  8  8   25
     4.England                   6  9  8   23
     5.Soviet Union              3          3
     6.France                    1  2  4    7
     7.Portugal                  1  2       3
     8.Netherlands               1     3    4
     9.Czechoslovakia            1     1    2
    10.Hungary                   1          1
    11.Yugoslavia                   2  1    3
    12.Belgium                      1  1    2
    13.Denmark                         1    1
       Poland                          1    1
       Scotland                        1    1
    total                       53 55 52  160
    
    NB: there were 3 silver and no bronze medals in 1991
    
    Medals by Player
                                 G  S  B  tot
     1.Platini                   3     2    5
     2.Cruijff                   3     1    4
     3.Van Basten                3          3
     4.Beckenbauer               2  2  1    5
     5.Ronaldo                   2  1  1    4
     6.Di Stéfano                2  1       3
       Keegan                    2  1       3
       K.H. Rummenigge           2  1       3
     9.Suárez                    1  2  1    4
    10.B. Charlton               1  2       3
       Eusébio                   1  2       3
    12.Kopa                      1  1  2    4
       G. Müller                 1  1  2    4
    14.Zidane                    1  1  1    3
    15.R. Baggio                 1  1       2
       Gullit                    1  1       2
       Matthäus                  1  1       2
       Rivera                    1  1       2
       Stoitchkov                1  1       2
       Cristiano Ronaldo         1  1       2
    21.Shevchenko                1     2    3
    22.Best                      1     1    2
       Ronaldinho                1     1    2
       Simonsen                  1     1    2
    25.Albert                    1          1
       Belanov                   1          1
       Blokhin                   1          1
       Cannavaro                 1          1
       Figo                      1          1
       Kaká                      1          1
       Law                       1          1
       Masopust                  1          1
       Matthews                  1          1
       Nedved                    1          1
       Owen                      1          1
       Papin                     1          1
       Rivaldo                   1          1
       Rossi                     1          1
       Sammer                    1          1
       Sivori                    1          1
       Weah                      1          1
       Yashin                    1          1
    43.Schuster                     1  2    3
    44.Bergkamp                     1  1    2
       Elkjær-Larsen                1  1    2
       Henry                        1  1    2
       Rensenbrink                  1  1    2
       Riva                         1  1    2
       Messi                        1  1    2
    50.Baresi                       1       1
       Beckham                      1       1
       Breitner                     1       1
       Buffon                       1       1
       Dalglish                     1       1
       Deco                         1       1
       Facchetti                    1       1
       Futre                        1       1
       Giresse                      1       1
       Klinsmann                    1       1
       Krankl                       1       1
       Lampard                      1       1
       Lineker                      1       1
       Mazzola                      1       1
       Mijatovic                    1       1
       Moore                        1       1
       Pancev                       1       1
       Puskás                       1       1
       Rahn                         1       1
       Raúl                         1       1
       Roberto Carlos               1       1
       Savicevic                    1       1
       Schillaci                    1       1
       Suker                        1       1
       Tigana                       1       1
       Wright                       1       1
       Zoff                         1       1
    77.Butragueño                      2    2
       Kahn                            2    2
       Maldini                         2    2
       Rijkaard                        2    2
    81.Amancio                         1    1
       Boniek                          1    1
       Brehme                          1    1
       Cantona                         1    1
       Charles                         1    1
       Deyna                           1    1
       Dzajic                          1    1
       Fontaine                        1    1
       Gerrard                         1    1
       Greaves                         1    1
       Haynes                          1    1
       Johnstone                       1    1
       Krol                            1    1
       Litmanen                        1    1
       Netzer                          1    1
       Schnellinger                    1    1
       Seeler                          1    1
       Shearer                         1    1
       Torres                          1    1
       Viktor                          1    1
    total                       53 55 52  160
    
    

    Some Records

    
    Most wins by player:
    
     1. Marco van Basten      3
        Johan Cruijff         3
        Michel Platini        3
     4. Franz Beckenbauer     2
        Kevin Keegan          2
        Ronaldo               2
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 2
        Alfredo di Stéfano    2
    
    Most consecutive wins by player:
    
     1. Michel Platini        3
     2. Marco van Basten      2
        Johan Cruijff         2
        Kevin Keegan          2
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 2
    
    Most placings in top-3 by player:
    
     1. Franz Beckenbauer     5
        Michel Platini        5
     3. Johan Cruijff         4
        Raymond Kopa          4
        Gerd Müller           4
        Ronaldo               4*
        Luis Suárez           4
     8. Marco van Basten      3
        Bobby Charlton        3
        Eusébio               3
        Kevin Keegan          3
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 3
        Bernd Schuster        3
        Andriy Shevchenko     3*
        Alfredo di Stéfano    3
        Zinedine Zidane       3
    
    Most consecutive placings in top-3 by player:
    
     1. Raymond Kopa          4
     2. Franz Beckenbauer     3
        Bobby Charlton        3
        Johan Cruijff         3
        Kevin Keegan          3
        Michel Platini        3
        Ronaldo               3
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 3
    
    Most placings in top-5 by player:
    
     1. Franz Beckenbauer    10
     2. Michel Platini        8
     3. Johan Cruijff         7
     4. Eusébio               6
        Zinedine Zidane       6
     6. Thierry Henry         5*
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 5
        Luis Suárez           5
        Andriy Shevchenko     5*
    10. Bobby Charlton        4
        Kevin Keegan          4
        Raymond Kopa          4
        Gerd Müller           4
        Ronaldo               4*
        Alfredo di Stéfano    4
        Lev Yashin            4
    
    Most consecutive placings in top-5 by player:
    
     1. Franz Beckenbauer     7
     2. Eusébio               6
     3. Johan Cruijff         5
     4. Bobby Charlton        4
        Thierry Henry         4
        Kevin Keegan          4
        Raymond Kopa          4
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 4
    
    Most placings in top-10 by player:
    
     1. Franz Beckenbauer    11
     2. Johan Cruijff         9
     3. Gerd Müller           8
        Michel Platini        8
     5. Bobby Charlton        7
        Eusébio               7
        Thierry Henry         7*
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 7 
        Zinedine Zidane       7
    10. Jürgen Klinsmann      6
        Raúl                  6*
        Gianni Rivera         6
        Andriy Shevchenko     6*
        Luis Suárez           6
        Lev Yashin            6
    16. Marco van Basten      5
        John Charles          5
        Raymond Kopa          5
        Paolo Maldini         5*
        Alfredo di Stéfano    5
    21. Franco Baresi         4
        Dennis Bergkamp       4
        George Best           4
        Kevin Keegan          4
        Michael Laudrup       4
        Lothar Matthäus       4
        Bobby Moore           4
        Ferenc Puskás         4
        Bryan Robson          4
        Ronaldo               4*
        Frank Rijkaard        4
        Bernd Schuster        4
    
    Most consecutive placings in top-10 by player:
    
     1. Franz Beckenbauer    11
     2. Johan Cruijff         9
     3. Eusébio               7
        Thierry Henry         7*
        Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 7
     6. Gerd Müller           6
     7. Raymond Kopa          5
        Raúl                  5
     9. Bobby Charlton        4
        Kevin Keegan          4
    
    Most dominant countries in one season:
    
    Three in top-3:
    
     1. West Germany       1972
        West Germany       1981
        Netherlands        1988
    
    Four in top-10:
    
     1. Netherlands        1988 (top-5)
     2. West Germany       1975 (top-7)
        Spain              2008 (top-7)
     4. West Germany       1980 (top-8)
        Yugoslavia         1991 (top-8)
     6. Spain              1961 (top-9)
     7. Italy              1965 
        West Germany       1974
        West Germany       1990
    
    Five in top-10:
    
     1. West Germany       1975 (top-8)
     2. West Germany       1980 
    
    Most dominant clubs in one season:
    
    Three in top-10:
    
     1. Milan              1988 (top-3)
        Milan              1989 (top-3)
     3. Real Madrid        2002 (top-4)
     4. Internazionale     1990 (top-6)
     5. Real Madrid        1997 (top-7)
     6. Ajax               1995 (top-8)
        Barcelona          1992 (top-8)
        Crvena zvezda      1991 (top-8)
        Honvéd Budapest    1956 (top-8)
        Internazionale     1965 (top-8)
        Juventus           1992 (top-8)
        Real Madrid        1959 (top-8)
        Real Madrid        2003 (top-8)
    14. Bayern Munchen     1973 (top-9)
        Girondins Bordeaux 1984 (top-9)
        Real Madrid        1961 (top-9)
        Milan              2005 (top-9)
    17. Borussia Dortmund  1997
        Real Madrid        2001
        Chelsea            2005
    
    Four in top-10:
    
     1. Milan              1989 (top-7)
        Real Madrid        2002 (top-7)
     3. Milan              1988 (top-8)
     4. Juventus           1982 (top-9)
     5. Real Madrid        2003
    

    Keeper of the Year (unofficial)

    Based on France Football’s "Ballon d’Or" rankings: the best placed goalkeeper on that 
    list becomes the European Goalkeeper of the Year.
     
    Note: "POS." refers to the position that the player had on the "Ballon d’Or" ranking.
     
    YEAR    GOALKEEPER                 POS.      COUNTRY           CLUB
     
    1956    Lev YASHIN                  (5)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1957    Lev YASHIN                 (11)
    1958    Harry GREGG                 (8)      Northern Ireland  Manchester United (Eng)
    1959    Lev YASHIN                 (11) 
    1960    Lev YASHIN                  (5)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1961    Lev YASHIN                  (4)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR) 
    1962    Viliam SCHROIFF            (19)      Czechoslovakia    Dukla Praha (Cze)      
    1963    Lev YASHIN                  (1)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1964    Lev YASHIN                  (8)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1965    Lev YASHIN                 (15)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1966    Lev YASHIN                  (7)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Moskva (USSR)
    1967      no goalkeeper was ranked     
    1968      no goalkeeper was ranked    
    1969    Ivo VIKTOR                 (23)      Czechoslovakia    Dukla Praha (Cze)	
    1970    Gordon BANKS                (8)      England           Stoke City (Eng)
    1971    Yevgueni RUDAKOV           (12)      Soviet Union      Dynamo Kyiv (USSR)
    1972    Gordon BANKS                (7)      England           Stoke City (Eng)
    1973    Dino ZOFF                   (2)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    1974    Ronnie HELLSTRÖM           (13)      Sweden            FC Kaiserslautern (FRG)
            Jan TOMASZEWSKI            (13)      Poland            LKS Lódz (Pol)
    1975    Sepp MAIER                  (5)      West Germany      Bayern München (FRG)   
    1976    Ivo VIKTOR                  (3)      Czechoslovakia    Dukla Praha (Cze)   
    1977    Ronnie HELLSTRÖM           (13)      Sweden            FC Kaiserslautern (FRG)
    1978    Ronnie HELLSTRÖM            (6)      Sweden            FC Kaiserslautern (FRG)
    1979    Ronnie HELLSTRÖM           (27)      Sweden            FC Kaiserslautern (FRG)
    1980    Luis ARCONADA              (11)      Spain             Real Sociedad (Spa)
            Dino ZOFF                  (11)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    1981    Dino ZOFF                   (6)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    1982    Rinat DASSAEV               (6)      Soviet Union      Spartak Moskva (USSR)
    1983    Rinat DASSAEV               (6)      Soviet Union      Spartak Moskva (USSR)
            Jean-Marie PFAFF            (6)      Belgium           Bayern München (FRG)   
    1984    Harald SCHUMACHER           (7)      West Germany      FC Köln (FRG)
    1985    Rinat DASSAEV               (9)      Soviet Union      Spartak Moskva (USSR)
    1986    Helmut DUCADAM              (8)      Romania           Steaua Bucuresti (Rom)
    1987    Jean-Marie PFAFF           (17)      Belgium           Bayern München (FRG)
    1988    Rinat DASSAEV              (13)      Soviet Union      Spartak Moskva (USSR)
    1989    Peter SHILTON               (5)      England           Derby County (Eng)
    1990    Walter ZENGA               (12)      Italy             Inter Milan (Ita)
    1991    Bruno MARTINI              (13)      France            AJ Auxerre (Fra)    
    1992    Peter SCHMEICHEL            (5)      Denmark           Manchester United (Eng)
    1993    Peter SCHMEICHEL           (12)      Denmark           Manchester United (Eng)
    1994    Thomas RAVELLI              (7)      Sweden            IFK Göteborg (Swe)
    1995    VÍTOR Manuel Martins BAÍA  (30)      Portugal          FC Porto (Por)
    1996    Andreas KÖPKE              (13)      Germany           Olympique Marseille (Fra)    
    1997    Peter SCHMEICHEL            (8)      Denmark           Manchester United (Eng)
    1998    Fabien BARTHEZ             (14)      France            AS Monaco (Fra)
    1999    Peter SCHMEICHEL           (17)      Denmark           Manchester United (Eng)
    2000    Fabien BARTHEZ             (12)      France            Manchester United (Eng)
    2001    Oliver KAHN                 (3)      Germany           Bayern München (Ger)
    2002    Oliver KAHN                 (3)      Germany           Bayern München (Ger)
    2003    Gianluigi BUFFON            (9)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    2004    Gianluigi BUFFON           (17)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    2005    Petr CECH                  (14)      Czech Republic    Chelsea (Eng)
    2006    Gianluigi BUFFON            (2)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
    2007    Gianluigi BUFFON           (19)      Italy             Juventus (Ita)
            Petr CECH                  (19)      Czech Republic    Chelsea (Eng)
    2008    Iker CASILLAS               (4)      Spain             Real Madrid (Spa)
    
    
    

    About this document

    Sources: [Ham -], [Oli 95], [gaz].

    Keeper ranking thanks to José Luis Pierrend; additional data thanks to Peter Young; thanks to Hans-Peter Junkermann for spotting an error in the records section; thanks to Roberto Di Maggio for updates

    Prepared and maintained by Rob Moore and Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

    Authors: Rob Moore and Karel Stokkermans
    Last updated: 16 Jan 2009

    (C) Copyright Rob Moore, Karel Stokkermans and RSSSF 1995/2009
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