FIFA Ballon d’Or is a Golden Football shaped Award which is given to the best Football player for the annual year on the basis of its overall performance (Goals+Assists). Ballon d’Or is the most Prestigious Individual award in the history of Football. FIFA Ballon d’Or winners are decided based on the votes from national football team coaches and captains as well as journalists from around the world.
Earlier, the Ballon d’Or was known as the European Footballer of the Year award since 1956. It was awarded by the French publication ”France Football”. Moreover, The FIFA World Player of the Year award which was presented by FIFA Officials since 1991 was considered in terms of the player’s international performance only. So let’s see the complete FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list of all-time.
The European Footballer of the year award was named as Ballon d’Or award in 1991. Thereupon, these were the 2 Prestigious individual Football Awards were merged up since 2010 officially by FIFA. The Reason of merging these two awards is that since 2005, the winners of the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year were one and the same. Henceforth, the Ballon d’ Award officially merged up with FIFA during the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa 2010 and now it’s known as the FIFA Ballon D’Or Award to the world. Let’s take a look at the all-time list of FIFA Ballon d’Or winners.
FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners List
|2015||Lionel Messi||Argentina||FC Barcelona|
|2014||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2013||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2012||Lionel Messi||Argentina||FC Barcelona|
|2011||Lionel Messi||Argentina||FC Barcelona|
|2010||Lionel Messi||Argentina||FC Barcelona|
|2009||Lionel Messi||Argentina||FC Barcelona|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Manchester United|
|2006||Fabio Cannavaro||Italy||Real Madrid/Juventus|
|2004||Andriy Shevchenko||Ukraine||AC Milan|
|2003||Pavel Nedvěd||Czech Republic||Juventus|
|2000||Luís Figo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|1996||Matthias Sammer||Germany||Borussia Dortmund|
|1995||George Weah||Liberia||AC Milan|
|1992||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||AC Milan|
|1990||Lothar Matthäus||Germany||Inter Milan|
|1989||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||AC Milan|
|1988||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||AC Milan|
|1987||Ruud Gullit||Netherlands||AC Milan|
|1986||Igor Belanov||Soviet Union||Dynamo Kyiv|
|1981||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1980||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1977||Allan Simonsen||Denmark||Borussia M”nchengladbach|
|1976||Franz Beckenbauer||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1975||Oleg Blokhin||Soviet Union||Dynamo Kyiv|
|1972||Franz Beckenbauer||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1970||Gerd Müller||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1968||George Best||Northern Ireland||Manchester United|
|1967||Flórián Albert||Hungary||Ferencv rosi TC|
|1966||Bobby Charlton||England||Manchester United|
|1964||Denis Law||Scotland||Manchester United|
|1963||Lev Yashin||Soviet Union||Dynamo Moscow|
|1962||Josef Masopust||Czechoslovakia||Dukla Prague|
|1959||Alfredo Di Stéfano||Spain||Real Madrid|
|1958||Raymond Kopa||France||Real Madrid|
|1957||Alfredo Di Stéfano||Spain||Real Madrid|
Who has Won Most FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards?
Argentinian International Lionel Messi has won the most FIFA Ballon d’Or’s awards than any other Player in the World. Messi have six FIFA Ballon d’Or’s award so far back to back in 2009,2010, 2011, and 2012. He also won the last two FIFA Ballon d’Or for the Year 2015 and 2016.
After Messi, the EURO 2016 winner and Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the most FIFA Ballon d’Or’s (3 awards). Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the year 2013 2014 and 2008. Let’s take a look at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners List Since 1956.
How is FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners decided?
- The FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners is chosen by international Media Officials along with the National team captains as well as Coaches.
- This is a Lengthy voting process based on provisional voting, each voter is allowed to give three votes, each vote worth five points, three points and one point, and the three finalists are ordered based on overall points earned.
- While each voter is provided with a shortlist from which they can select the three players they deem to have performed the best in the previous calendar year.