Football Ballon d’Or : Here is the list of all winners since foundation in 1956

Ballon d'Or winners

As the Ballon d’Or 2021 winner will be announced on Monday, November 29 in Paris, France, we bring you the list of all of the winners since it foundation in 1956.

If Lionel Messi is the player with the most Ballon d’Or in football history (6), the Argentine superstar could even add another one to his collection on Monday.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is the player with most Ballon d’Or nominations (17).

Read more : Patrice Evra reveals and Congratulates Ballon d’Or 2021 winner

Below is the list of Ballon d’Or winners since 1956

1956 : Stanley Matthews (England)

1957 : Alfredo Di Stefano (Spain)

1958 : Raymond Kopa (France)

1959 : Alfredo Di Stefano (Spain)

1960 : Luis Suarez (Spain)

1961 : Omar Sivori (Italy)

1962 : Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia)

Omar Sivori, 1961 Ballon d'Or winner.
Omar Sivori, 1961 Ballon d’Or winner.

1963 : Lev Yachine (URSS)

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 Müller (Germany)

Gerd Müller with his Ballon d'Or in 1970.
Gerd Müller with his Ballon d’Or in 1970.

1971 : Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)

1972 : Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)

1973 : Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)

1974 : Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)

1975 : Oleg Blokhine (URSS)

1976 : Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)

1977 : Alan Simonsen (Denmark)

1978 : Kevin Keegan (England)

1979 : Kevin Keegan (England)

1980 : Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany)

Johan Cruyff with one of his Ballon d'Or.
Johan Cruyff with one of his Ballon d’Or.

1981 : Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany)

1982 : Paolo Rossi (Italy)

1983 : Michel Platini (France)

1984 : Michel Platini (France)

1985 : Michel Platini (France)

1986 : Igor Belanov (URSS)

1987 : Ruud Gullit (Netherlands)

1988 : Marco van Basten (Netherlands)

1989 : Marco van Basten (Netherlands)

1990 : Lothar Matthäus (Germany)

George Weah in 1995.

1991 : Jean-Pierre Papin (France)

1992 : Marco van Basten (Netherlands)

1993 : Roberto Baggio (Italy)

1994 : Hristo Stoïchkov (Bulgaria)

1995 : George Weah (Liberia)

1996 : Matthias Sammer (Germany)

1997 : Ronaldo (Brasil)

1998 : Zinédine Zidane (France)

1999 : Rivaldo (Brasil)

Zinedine Zidane in 1998.

2000 : Luis Figo (Portugal)

2001 : Michael Owen (England)

2002 : Ronaldo (Brasil)

2003 : Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic)

2004 : Andrei Shevchenko (Ukraine)

2005 : Ronaldinho (Brasil)

2006 : Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)

2007 : Kaka (Brasil)

Kaka in 2007.

2008 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

2009 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2010 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2011 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2012 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2013 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

2014 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Luka Modric in 2018.

2015 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

2017 : Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

2018 : Luka Modric (Croatia)

2019 : Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2020 : suspended due to Covid-19


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  1. Reply Post By Devanand Hota

    Thanks a lot for this your timely information

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