A Brief History Of The Golden Ball
The Golden Ball award is presented to the most valuable player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in media voting receive the adidas Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the 2nd and 3rd most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.
Previous Winners Of The Golden Ball
Year / Hosts
2010 South Africa