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European Player Of The Year Award

European Player Of The Year Award


A Brief History Of European Player Of The Year Award

The "Ballon d'or" (Golden Ball) was created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. It is known in English as the European Footballer of the Year award.

The award is given annually to the player considered to have performed the best over the previous year. In order to qualify for selection, the player must have been playing for a club based within UEFAs jurisdiction. Up until 1995, a player also had to be of European nationality to be eligible. Voting for the award is undertaken by a group of European football journalists.

In 2010, the FIFA World Player of the Year and France Football's Ballon d'Or award were merged and the world's best player has since been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or each year
Previous Winners Of European Player Of The Year Award

Year
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
Player
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Kaka
Fabio Cannavaro
Ronaldinho
Shevchenko
Pavel Nedved
Ronaldo
Michael Owen
Luis Figo
Rivaldo
Zinedine Zidane
Ronaldo
Matthias Sammer
George Weah
Hristo Stoitchkov
Roberto Baggio
Marco Van Basten
J-P Papin
Lothar Matthaus
Marco Van Basten
Marco Van Basten
Ruud Gullit
Igor Belanov
Michael Platini
Michael Platini
Michael Platini
Paolo Rossi
K-H Rumenigge
K-H Rumenigge
Kevin Keegan
Kevin Keegan
Allan Simonsen
Franz Beckenbauer
Oleg Blokhine
Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff
Franz Beckenbauer
Johan Cruyff
Gerd Muller
Gianni Rivera
George Best
Florian Albert
Bobby Charlton
Eusebio
Denis Law
Lev Yachine
Josef Masopust
Omar Sivora
Luis Suarez
Di Stefano
Raymond Kopa
Di Stefano
Stanley Matthews
Club
Barcelona
Manchester United
AC Milan
Real Madrid
FC Barcelona
AC Milan
Juventus
Real Madrid
Liverpool
Real Madrid
Barcelona
Juventus
Inter Milan
Borussia Dort
AC Milan
Barcelona
Juventus
AC Milan
Marseille
Inter Milan
AC Milan
AC Milan
AC Milan
Dynamo kiev
Juventus
Juventus
Juventus
Juventus
Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
Hamburg
Hamburg
Borussia Munch
Bayern Munich
Dynamo Kiev
Barcelona
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Ajax
Bayern Munich
AC Milan
Manchester Utd
Ferencvaros
Manchester Utd
Benfica Lisbonne
Manchester Utd
Dynamo Moscow
Dukla Prague
Juventus
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Blackpool
Nationality
Argentine
Portugal
Brazil
Italy
Brazil
Ukraine
Czech R
Brazil
England
Portugal
Brazil
France
Brazil
Germany
Liberia
Bulgaria
Italy
Holland
France
Germany
Holland
Holland
Holland
Ukraine
France
France
France
Italy
Germany
Germany
England
England
Denmark
Germany
URSS
Holland
Holland
Germany
Holland
Germany
Italy
N. Ireland
Hungary
England
Portugal
Scotland
URSS
Czech
Argentine
Spain
Spain
France
Spain
England