Who received the Golden Ball ?

Who received the Golden Ball ?

Football Golden Ball award was introduced in 1956 as an award for the best player of the year among the European football clubs.Initially, it could receive only Europeans, but then the rules have changed a little.The award could get players of any nationality, but must play for a European club.Below, published a list of all those who received the Golden Ball:

  • 1956 - Sir Stanley Matthews (England)
  • 1957 - Alfredo Di Stefano (Spain)
  • 1958 - Raymond Kopa (France)
  • 1959 - Alfredo di Stefano (Spain)
  • 1960 - lis Suarez (Spain)
  • 1961 - Omar Sivori (Italy)
  • 1962 - Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia)
  • 1963 - Lev Yashin (USSR)
  • 1964 - Denis Law (Scotland)
  • 1965 - Eusebio (Portugal)
  • 1966 - Bobby Charlton (England)
  • 1967 - Florian Albert (Hungary)
  • 1968 - George Best (Northern Ireland)
  • 1969 - Gianni Rivera (Italy)
  • 1970 - Gerd Muller (West Germany)
  • 1971 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
  • 1972 - Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)
  • 1973 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
  • 1974 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
  • 1975 - Oleg Blokhin (USSR)
  • 1976 - Franz Beckenbauer (FRG)
  • 1977 - Allan Simonsen (Denmark)
  • 1978 - Kevin Keegan (England)
  • 1979 - Kevin Keegan (England)
  • 1980 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany)
  • 1981 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany)
  • 1982 - Paolo Rossi (Italy)
  • 1983 - Michel Platini (France)
  • 1984 - Michel Platini (France)
  • 1985 - Michel Platini (France)
  • 1986 - Igor Belanov (USSR)
  • 1987 -Ruud Gullit (Netherlands)
  • 1988 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
  • 1989 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
  • 1990 - Lothar Matthäus (Germany)
  • 1991 - Jean-Pierre Papin (France)
  • 1992 - Marcovan Basten (Netherlands)
  • 1993 - Roberto Baggio (Italy)
  • 1994 - Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)
  • 1995 - George Weah (Liberia)
  • 1996 - Matthias Sammer (Germany)
  • 1997 - Ronaldo (Brazil)
  • 1998 - Zinedine Zidane (France)
  • 1999 - Rivaldo (Brazil)
  • 2000 - Luis Figo (Portugal)
  • 2001 - Michael Owen (England)
  • 2002 - Ronaldo (Brazil)
  • 2003 - Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic)
  • 2004 - Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
  • 2005 - Ronaldinho (Brazil)
  • 2006 - Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
  • 2007 - Kaka (Brazil)
  • 2008 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • 2009 - Lionel Messi(Argentina)

Beginning in 2010, the best player gets the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

  • 2010-2012 - Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  • 2013 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)