Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball), is the most ancient prestigious award for a football player. This award is a yearly award presented by the French reports organization and the France Football Authority. We will get here actually, the Ballon d’Or winners list from 1956 to the present.
This honorable award has to given since 1956. Then, from 2010 to 2015, this award was given another name, “FIFA Ballon d’Or” or “FIFA World Player of the Year”, founded in 1991.
In 2016, again, this award was named Ballon d’Or, and the authority of “FIFA” is giving another award called “The Best FIFA Men’s Player”.
History of Balon dÓr
From 1956 to 2006, the Ballon d’Or award was given by the voting of football journalists. Then, in 2007, the captains of the national football teams and the football coaches were permitted to vote for this award.
The world-famous sportswriter ‘Gabriel Hanot’ declared that the honor would be given to a male football player who better performed over the previous year. Before 1994, Ballon d’Or was given only to European players, and it was known as the “European Footballer of the Year award“.
Then, from 1995 to 2006, this award was given who was active in European clubs. But, from 2007 to the present, it is known as a global tribute, and it is given the most performer footballer in one-year stats.
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Ballon d’Or Winners List from 1956 to present
From 1956 to the present, many world-famous football players won the most impressive award, Ballon d’Or. Ballon d’Or winner’s list men are available here. The winner of the Ballon d’Or footballer list is given below:
|year||player name||Nationality||Their Club name|
|2022||Karim Benzema||France Team||Real Madrid|
|2021||Lionel Messi||Argentine||PSG (Paris Saint Germain)|
|2018||Luka Modric||Croatia team||Real Madrid|
|2017||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2016||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2014||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2013||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Manchester United|
|2006||Fabio Cannavaro||Italy||Real Madrid|
|2003||Pavel Nedvěd||Czech Republic||Juventus|
|2000||Luís Figo||Portugal||Real Madrid|
|1998||Zinedine Zidane||France team||Juventus|
|1996||Matthias Sammer||Germany||Borussia Dortmund|
|1992||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||Milan|
|1991||Jean-Pierre Papin||France team||Marseille|
|1989||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||Milan|
|1988||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||Milan|
|1986||Igor Belanov||Soviet Union||Dynamo Kyiv|
|1985||Michel Platini||France team||Juventus|
|1984||Michel Platini||France team||Juventus|
|1983||Michel Platini||France team||Juventus|
|1981||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||West Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1980||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||West Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1977||Allan Simonsen||Denmark||Borussia M”nchengladbach|
|1976||Franz Beckenbauer||West Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1975||Oleg Blokhin||Soviet Union||Dynamo Kyiv|
|1972||Franz Beckenbauer||West Germany||Bayern Munich|
|1970||Gerd Müller||West 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|
|1960||Luis Suárez||Spain team||Barcelona|
|1959||Alfredo Di Stéfano||Spain team||Real Madrid|
|1958||Raymond Kopa||France||Real Madrid|
|1957||Alfredo Di Stéfano||France||Real Madrid|
Ballon d’Or winners by team
From 1956 to 2021, some footballers won the Ballon d’Or for their excellent performance. “FIFA World Cup” is a world-famous competition in which 32 football teams participate. According to the stats of “The FIFA World Cup” and club performance, a footballer gets the most prestigious award, Ballon d’Or.
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According to the stats of the country, Germany won this award seven times five players. Their name is given below:
- Gerd Müller-1970
- Franz Beckenbauer two times (1972 and 1976)
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, for two times (1980 and 1981)
- Lothar Matthäus (1990)
- Matthias Sammer (1996)
Then, the Netherlands’ three players won this award seven times. Also, Portugal won this award seven times with three players. The players are:
- Johan Cruyff three times (1971,1973 and 1974)
- Ruud Gullit (1987)
- Marco van Basten three times (1988, 1989, and 1992)
- Eusébio (1965)
- Luís Figo (2000)
- Cristiano Ronaldo five times (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017)
France has a fourth place. They have won this award six times with four players. Their winning player’s name is given below:
- Raymond Kopa (1958)
- Michel Platini three times (1983, 1984 and1985)
- Jean-Pierre Papin (1991)
- Zinedine Zidane (1998)
It is a single history; Argentina’s won this honor six times by only one player. You know, who is he? He is Lionel Messi, who won this award six times. Messi won this honor from 2009 to 2012. It is the world record for a footballer. But then, he also won this award in 2015 and 2019.
Italy, Brazil, and England won this award five times. Their winning player’s names are given below:
- Omar Sívori (1961)
- Gianni Rivera (1969)
- Paolo Rossi Italy (1982)
- Roberto Baggio (1993)
- Fabio Cannavaro (2006)
- Ronaldo (1997)
- Rivaldo for 2 times (1999 and 2002)
- Ronaldinho (2005)
- Kaká (2007)
- Stanley Matthews, the first Ballon d’Or winner (1956)
- Bobby Charlton (1966)
- Kevin Keegan two times (1978 and 1979)
- Michael Owen (2001)
The Soviet Union and Spain’s players won this honor three times. The winning player names are:
- Lev Yashin (1963)
- Oleg Blokhin (1975)
- Igor Belanov (1986)
- Alfredo Di Stéfano two times (1957 and 1959)
- Luis Suárez (1960)
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Hungary, Liberia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Ukraine footballers won this award. The player’s names are given below:
- Hristo Stoichkov- Bulgaria (1994)
- Luka Modric– Croatia (2018)
- Pavel Nedvěd- Czech Republic (2003)
- Josef Masopust- Czechoslovakia (1962)
- Allan Simonsen- Denmark (1977)
- Flórián Albert- Hungary (1967)
- George Weah- Liberia (1995)
- George Best- Northern Ireland (1968)
- Denis Law- Scotland (1964)
- Andriy Shevchenko- Ukraine (2004)
Ballon d’Or 2021 winner with date and time
Ballon d’Or 2020 was not awarded due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After June 2021, football sports started successfully. So, we expected that the Ballon d’Or 2021 would be proclaimed in early December 2021. Argentine footballer Lionel Messi won the Ballon dÓr 2021 award which was proclaimed on 29th November 2021.
Do you know how many Ballon dór Messi has? He won the Ballon d’Or seven times in total.
According to 2018 and 2019, it was awarded on Monday, the first week in December. Therefore, we expect that the Ballon d’Or 2021 will be announced in the first week of December 2021. Thus, the expected date is 06th December 2021.
Ballon dÓr winners 2022
French Muslim Footballers Karim Benzema won the Ballon dór 2022 award. He is an international striker who plays for the Real Madrid club.
Karim Benzema moved from the false 9 position to a lone striker after Ronaldo’s departure in 2018.
From 2018 through 2022, he was selected to the La Liga Team of the Season four years in a row, winning the La Liga Best Player twice and the Pichichi Award for the first time. In 2022, Mercedesema won his fifth Champions League title, making him the league’s top scorer.
People also ask
Who wins the most Ballon d Or?
In fact, Lionel Messi won the world best award Ballon dör 7 times. In 2021, he won the last Ballon dör awards.
The 2nd highest Ballon dÓr winner is Cristiano Ronaldo who has won the Ballon d’Or five times.
Who is the world’s best player in 2022?
After a spectacular World Cup 2022 final, Argentina’s Lionel Messi was named best player, while France’s Kylian Mbappe received the Golden Boot. Messi, 35, scored twice in the final as Argentina defeated France in a dramatic penalty shootout to win their third World Cup title.
Who is the FIFA World Best Player 2023?
1. Erling Haaland, hailing from Norway and previously associated with Manchester City, is poised to surpass his rivals in the race for the esteemed Best FIFA Men’s Player Award this year, given that the 2022 FIFA World Cup is no longer a factor. During the 2022-23 season, Haaland’s performance for Manchester City was truly exceptional.
How much does a Ballon d or winner get?
The Ballon d’Or award is currently worth somewhere in the range of €3,000 ($2,920) in its present form, as its French name implies.
Anyway, I think already you have got details about the Ballon d’Or winners list by country and player details.