Every Ballon d’Or Winner Since 1956 to 2018

Ballon d’Or award is the highest level of individual award that any footballer dream to win.  Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were the highest numbers of Ballon d’Or winner. They both won the Ballon d’Or five times.



See Also: Ballon d’Or 2018 Voting Breakdown

It is awarded to the best player in the world every year since 1956 by France Football and it was also known as “European Player Of the year award”. At the beginning of the award only European player could be the Ballon d’Or winner but back in 1995, this rules had changed. Since 1995 any player playing for European club could win Ballon d’Or.

From 2009 until 2015 the award was merged with the FIFA player of the year which is named as FIFA Ballon d’Or.



In 2018, the first women’s Ballon d’Or award was presented.

These are the complete list of every Ballon d’Or winner since 1956 to 2018.


Every Ballon d’Or Winner Since 1956 to 2018


Year Rank Player Team Points
Ballon d’Or (1956–2009)
1956 1st Stanley Matthew Blackpool 47
2nd Alfredo Di Stéfan Real Madrid 44
3r Raymond Ko  Real Madrid 33
1957 1st Alfredo Di Stéfan Real Madrid 72
2nd Billy Wrig Wolverhampton Wanderers 19
3rd Duncan Edward Manchester United 16
Raymond Kop Real Madrid
1958 1st  Raymond Kopa Real Madrid 71
2nd  Helmut Rahn Rot-Weiss Essen 40
3rd  Just Fontaine Stade de Reims 23
1959 1st Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 80
2nd Raymond Kopa Madrid 42
3rd John Charles Juventus 24
1960 1st  Luis Suárez Barcelona 54
2nd  Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 37
3rd  Uwe Seeler Hamburg 33
1961 1st  Omar Sívori Juventus 46
2nd  Luis Suárez Internazionale 40
3rd  Johnny Haynes Fulham 22
1962 1st  Josef Masopust Dukla Prague 65
2nd  Eusébio Benfica 53
3rd  Karl-Heinz Schnellinger Köln 33
1963 1st  Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow 73
2nd  Gianni Rivera Milan 53
3rd  Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur 33
1964 1st  Denis Law Manchester United 61
2nd  Luis Suárez Internazionale 43
3rd  Amancio  Real Madrid 38
1965 1st  Eusébio Benfica 67
2nd  Giacinto Facchetti Internazionale 59
3rd  Luis Suárez Internazionale 45
1966 1st  Bobby Charlton Manchester United 81
2nd  Eusébio Benfica 80
3rd  Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 59
1967 1st  Flórián Albert Ferencváros 68
2nd  Bobby Charlton Manchester United 40
3rd  Jimmy Johnstone Celtic 39
1968 1st  George Best Manchester United 61
2nd  Bobby Charlton Manchester United 53
3rd  Dragan Džajić Red Star Belgrade 46
1969 1st  Gianni Rivera Milan 83
2nd  Luigi Riva Cagliari 79
3rd  Gerd Müller Bayern Munich 38
1970 1st  Gerd Müller Bayern Munich 77
2nd  Bobby Moore  West Ham United 70
3rd  Luigi Riva Cagliari 65
1971 1st  Johan Cruyff Ajax 116
2nd  Sandro Mazzola Internazionale 57
3rd  George Best Manchester United 56
1972 1st  Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 81
2nd  Gerd Müller Bayern Munich 79
 Günter Netzer Borussia Mönchengladbach
1973 1st  Johan Cruyff Barcelona 96
2nd  Dino Zoff Juventus 47
3rd  Gerd Müller Bayern Munich 44
1974 1st  Johan Cruyff Barcelona 116
2nd  Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 105
3rd  Kazimierz Deyna Legia Warsaw 35
1975 1st  Oleg Blokhin Dynamo Kyiv 122
2nd  Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 42
3rd  Johan Cruyff Barcelona 27
1976 1st  Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 91
2nd  Rob Rensenbrink  Anderlecht 75
3rd  Ivo Viktor Dukla Prague 52
1977 1st  Allan Simonsen Borussia Mönchengladbach 74
2nd  Kevin Keegan Hamburg 71
3rd  Michel Platini  Nancy 70
1978 1st  Kevin Keegan Hamburg 87
2nd  Hans Krankl Barcelona 81
3rd  Rob Rensenbrink Anderlecht 50
1979 1st  Kevin Keegan Hamburg 118
2nd  Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich 52
3rd  Ruud Krol Ajax 41
1980 1st  Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich 122
2nd  Bernd Schuster Barcelona 34
3rd  Michel Platini Saint-Étienne 33
1981 1st  Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich 106
2nd  Paul Breitner Bayern Munich 64
3rd  Bernd Schuster Barcelona 39
1982 1st  Paolo Rossi Juventus 115
2nd  Alain Giresse Bordeaux 64
3rd  Zbigniew Boniek Juventus 39
1983 1st  Michel Platini Juventus 110
2nd  Kenny Dalglish Liverpool 26
3rd  Allan Simonsen Vejle 25
1984 1st  Michel Platini Juventus 110
2nd  Jean Tigana Bordeaux 57
3rd  Preben Elkjær Hellas Verona 48
1985 1st  Michel Platini Juventus 127
2nd  Preben Elkjær Hellas Verona 71
3rd  Bernd Schuster Barcelona 46
1986 1st  Igor Belanov Dynamo Kyiv 84
2nd  Gary Lineker Barcelona 62
3rd  Emilio Butragueño Real Madrid 59
1987 1st  Ruud Gullit Milan 106
2nd  Paulo Futre Atlético Madrid 91
3rd  Emilio Butragueño Real Madrid 61
1988 1st  Marco van Basten Milan 129
2nd  Ruud Gullit Milan 88
3rd  Frank Rijkaard Milan 45
1989 1st  Marco van Basten Milan 129
2nd  Franco Baresi Milan 80
3rd  Frank Rijkaard Milan 43
1990 1st  Lothar Matthäus Internazionale 137
2nd  Salvatore Schillaci Juventus 84
3rd  Andreas Brehme Internazionale 68
1991 1st  Jean-Pierre Papin Marseille 141
2nd  Dejan Savićević Red Star Belgrade 42
 Darko Pančev Red Star Belgrade
 Lothar Matthäus Internazionale
1992 1st  Marco van Basten Milan 98
2nd  Hristo Stoichkov Barcelona 80
3rd  Dennis Bergkamp Ajax 53
1993 1st  Roberto Baggio Juventus 142
2nd Dennis Bergkamp Internazionale 83
3rd  Eric Cantona Manchester United 34
1994 1st  Hristo Stoichkov Barcelona 210
2nd  Roberto Baggio Juventus 136
3rd  Paolo Maldini Milan 109
1995 1st  George Weah Milan 144
2nd  Jürgen Klinsmann Bayern Munich 108
3rd  Jari Litmanen Ajax 67
1996 1st  Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund 144
2nd  Ronaldo Barcelona 143
3rd  Alan Shearer Newcastle United 107
1997 1st  Ronaldo nternazionale 222
2nd  Predrag Mijatović Real Madrid 68
3rd  Zinedine Zidane Juventus 63
1998 1st Zinedine Zidan Juventus 244
2nd  Davor Šuker Real Madrid 68
3rd Ronaldo Internazionale 66
1999 1st Rivaldo Barcelona 219
2nd David Beckham Manchester United 154
3rd Andriy Shevchenko Milan 64
2000 1st Luís Figo Real Madrid 197
2nd Zinedine Zidane Juventus 181
3rd Andriy Shevchenko Milan 85
2001 1st Michael Owen Liverpool 176
2nd Raúl Real Madrid 140
3rd Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich 114
2002 1st Ronaldo Real Madrid 169
2nd  Roberto Carlos Real Madrid 145
3rd Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich 110
2003 1st Pavel Nedvěd Juventus 190
2nd Thierry Henry Arsenal 128
3rd  Paolo Maldini Milan 123
2004 1st Andriy Shevchenko Milan 175
2nd Deco Barcelona 139
3rd Ronaldinho Barcelona 133
2005 1st Ronaldinho Barcelona 225
2nd Frank Lampard Chelsea 148
3rd  Steven Gerrard Liverpool 142
2006 1st Fabio Cannavaro Real Madrid 173
2nd Gianluigi Buffon Juventus 124
3rd  Thierry Henry Arsenal 121
2007 1st Kaká Milan 444
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 277
3rd Lionel Messi Barcelona 255
2008 1st Cristiano Ronaldo  Manchester United 446
2nd Lionel Messi Barcelona 281
3rd Fernando Torres Liverpool 179
2009 1st Lionel Messi Barcelona 473
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 233
3rd Xavi Barcelona 170
FIFA Ballon d’Or (2010–2015)
2010 1st Lionel Messi Barcelona 22.65%
2nd Andrés Iniesta Barcelona 17.36%
3rd Xavi Barcelona 16.48%
2011 1st Lionel Messi Barcelona 47.88%
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 21.60%
3rd Xavi Barcelona 9.23%
2012 1st Lionel Messi Barcelona 41.60%
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 23.68%
3rd Andrés Iniesta Barcelona 10.91%
2013 1st Cristiano Ronaldo  Real Madrid 27.99%
2nd Lionel Messi Barcelona 24.72%
3rd Franck Ribéry  Bayern Munich 23.36%
2014 1st Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 37.66%
2nd  Lionel Messi  Barcelona 15.76%
3rd Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich 15.72%
2015 1st  Lionel Messi Barcelona 41.33%
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 27.76%
3rd Neymar Barcelona 7.86%
Ballon d’Or (2016–2018)
2016 1st Cristiano Ronaldo  Real Madrid 745
2nd Lionel Messi Barcelona 316
3rd Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 198
2017 1st Cristiano Ronaldo  Real Madrid 946
2nd Lionel Messi Barcelona 670
3rd Neymar  Paris Saint-Germain 361
2018 1st Luka Modrić Real Madrid 753
2nd Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 476
3rd Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 414

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