Ballon dOr: Complete list of mens award winners, Messi wins 7th prize

By Kaif - November 30, 2021 - Last updated on Nov 30, 2021 11:31 AM Ballon dOr: Complete list of mens award winners, Messi wins 7th prize

Ballon dOr: Complete list of mens award winners, Messi wins 7th prize, Stanley Matthews wins first- Check Full List of Winners

Ballon dOr winner: This year, two new Ballon d’Or awards were also introduced- The Striker of the Year & The Club of the Year. Check the full list of Ballon dOr winners here.

Ballon dOr

Ballon d’Or is an annual award, presented by the French magazine France Football, regarded as the most prestigious individual honour in the sport.

The elite accolade was presented for the first time in 1956 and the tradition has been continued ever since. Englands Stanley Matthews was the first-ever recipient of the award.

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Ballon dOr Winner 2021

Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record seventh time on November 30, 2021. Spains Alexia Putellas won the women’s Ballon d’Or award for the first time.

The 34-year-old Messi, who had led Argentina to the Copa America title in July 2021, won the award over another award favourite Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, who was predicted to win the prize last year after a sensational season. Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz gave the Ballon d’Or to Messi.

This year, two new Ballon d’Or awards were also introduced- The Striker of the Year & The Club of the Year. While the striker of the year award went to Robert Lewandowski, the Best Club of the Year award went to Chelsea.

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Full list of mens Ballon dOr winners since 1956:

  • Year / Player / (Club)
  • 1956: Stanley Matthews (Blackpool)
  • 1957: Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid)
  • 1958: Raymond Kopa (Real Madrid)
  • 1959: Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid)
  • 1960: Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
  • 1961: Omar Sivori (Juventus)
  • 1962: Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague)
  • 1963: Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moscow)
  • 1964: Denis Law (Manchester United)
  • 1965: Eusebio (Benfica)
  • 1966: Bobby Charlton (Manchester United)
  • 1967: Florian Albert (Ferencvaros)
  • 1968: George Best (Manchester United)
  • 1969: Gianni Rivera (AC Milan)
  • 1970: Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich)
  • 1971: Johan Cruyff (Ajax)
  • 1972: Franz Beckenbauer (Bayern Munich)
  • 1973: Johan Cruyff (Barcelona)
  • 1974: Johan Cruyff (Barcelona)
  • 1975: Oleg Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
  • 1976: Franz Beckenbauer (Bayern Munich)
  • 1977: Allan Simonsen (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • 1978: Kevin Keegan (Hamburg)
  • 1979: Kevin Keegan (Hamburg)
  • 1980: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich)
  • 1981: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich)
  • 1982: Paolo Rossi (Juventus)
  • 1983: Michel Platini (Juventus)
  • 1984: Michel Platini (Juventus)
  • 1985: Michel Platini (Juventus)
  • 1986: Igor Belanov (Dynamo Kyiv)
  • 1987: Ruud Gullit (AC Milan)
  • 1988: Marco van Basten (AC Milan)
  • 1989: Marco van Basten (AC Milan)
  • 1990: Lothar Matthaus (Internazionale)
  • 1991: Jean-Pierre Papin (Marseille)
  • 1992: Marco van Basten (AC Milan)
  • 1993: Roberto Baggio (Juventus)
  • 1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Barcelona)
  • 1995: George Weah (AC Milan)
  • 1996: Matthias Sammer (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 1997: Ronaldo (Internazionale)
  • 1998: Zinedine Zidane (Juventus)
  • 1999: Rivaldo (Barcelona)
  • 2000: Luis Figo (Real Madrid)
  • 2001: Michael Owen (Liverpool)
  • 2002: Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2003: Pavel Nedved (Juventus)
  • 2004: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan)
  • 2005: Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
  • 2006: Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
  • 2007: Kaka (Milan)
  • 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • 2009: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2010: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2011: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2012: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2015: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2018: Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • 2019: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2020: Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[16]
  • 2021: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)

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Top 10 Players with most Ballon d’Or awards

Player

Country

Winner

Lionel Messi Argentina 7 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021)
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal  5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
 Michel Platini France 3 (1983, 1984, 1985)
 Johan Cruyff The Netherlands 3 (1971, 1973, 1974)
 Marco van Basten The Netherlands 3 (1988, 1989, 1992)
 Franz Beckenbauer Germany 2 (1972, 1976)
 Ronaldo Brazil 2 (1997, 2002)
 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain 2 (1957, 1959)
 Kevin Keegan England 2 (1978, 1979)
 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge France 2 (1980, 1981)

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