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Ballon d'Or Top 3 Players

The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by French news magazine France Football since 1956.
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1956
1st
England
Stanley Matthews
2nd
Spain
Alfredo Di Stéfano
3rd
France
Raymond Kopa
 
 
 
1957
1st
Spain
Alfredo Di Stéfano
2nd
England
Billy Wright
3rd
England
Duncan Edwards
France
Raymond Kopa
 
 
 
1958
1st
France
Raymond Kopa
2nd
West Germany
Helmut Rahn
3rd
France
Just Fontaine
 
 
 
1959
1st
Spain
Alfredo Di Stéfano
2nd
France
Raymond Kopa
3rd
Wales
John Charles
 
 
 
1960
1st
Spain
Luis Suárez
2nd
Hungary
Ferenc Puskás
3rd
West Germany
Uwe Seeler
 
 
 
1961
1st
Italy
Omar Sívori
2nd
Spain
Luis Suárez
3rd
England
Johnny Haynes
 
 
 
1962
1st
Czechoslovakia
Josef Masopust
2nd
Portugal
Eusébio
3rd
West Germany
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
 
 
 
1963
1st
Soviet Union
Lev Yashin
2nd
Italy
Gianni Rivera
3rd
England
Jimmy Greaves
 
 
 
1964
1st
Scotland
Denis Law
2nd
Spain
Luis Suárez
3rd
Spain
Amancio
 
 
 
1965
1st
Portugal
Eusébio
2nd
Italy
Giacinto Facchetti
3rd
Spain
Luis Suárez
 
 
 
1966
1st
England
Bobby Charlton
2nd
Portugal
Eusébio
3rd
West Germany
Franz Beckenbauer
 
 
 
1967
1st
Hungary
Flórián Albert
2nd
England
Bobby Charlton
3rd
Scotland
Jimmy Johnstone
 
 
 
1968
1st
Northern Ireland
George Best
2nd
England
Bobby Charlton
3rd
Yugoslavia
Dragan Džajić
 
 
 
1969
1st
Italy
Gianni Rivera
2nd
Italy
Gigi Riva
3rd
West Germany
Gerd Müller
 
 
 
1970
1st
West Germany
Gerd Müller
2nd
England
Bobby Moore
3rd
Italy
Gigi Riva
 
 
 
1971
1st
Netherlands
Johan Cruyff
2nd
Italy
Sandro Mazzola
3rd
Northern Ireland
George Best
 
 
 
1972
1st
West Germany
Franz Beckenbauer
2nd
West Germany
Gerd Müller
West Germany
Günter Netzer
 
 
 
1973
1st
Netherlands
Johan Cruyff
2nd
Italy
Dino Zoff
3rd
West Germany
Gerd Müller
 
 
 
1974
1st
Netherlands
Johan Cruyff
2nd
West Germany
Franz Beckenbauer
3rd
Poland
Kazimierz Deyna
 
 
 
1975
1st
Soviet Union
Oleg Blokhin
2nd
West Germany
Franz Beckenbauer
3rd
Netherlands
Johan Cruyff
 
 
 
1976
1st
West Germany
Franz Beckenbauer
2nd
Netherlands
Rob Rensenbrink
3rd
Czechoslovakia
Ivo Viktor
 
 
 
1977
1st
Denmark
Allan Simonsen
2nd
England
Kevin Keegan
3rd
France
Michel Platini
 
 
 
1978
1st
England
Kevin Keegan
2nd
Austria
Hans Krankl
3rd
Netherlands
Rob Rensenbrink
 
 
 
1979
1st
England
Kevin Keegan
2nd
West Germany
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
3rd
Netherlands
Ruud Krol
 
 
 
1980
1st
West Germany
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
2nd
West Germany
Bernd Schuster
3rd
France
Michel Platini
 
 
 
1981
1st
West Germany
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
2nd
West Germany
Paul Breitner
3rd
West Germany
Bernd Schuster
 
 
 
1982
1st
Italy
Paolo Rossi
2nd
France
Alain Giresse
3rd
Poland
Zbigniew Boniek
 
 
 
1983
1st
France
Michel Platini
2nd
Scotland
Kenny Dalglish
3rd
Denmark
Allan Simonsen
 
 
 
1984
1st
France
Michel Platini
2nd
France
Jean Tigana
3rd
Denmark
Preben Elkjær
 
 
 
1985
1st
France
Michel Platini
2nd
Denmark
Preben Elkjær
3rd
West Germany
Bernd Schuster
 
 
 
1986
1st
Soviet Union
Igor Belanov
2nd
England
Gary Lineker
3rd
Spain
Emilio Butragueño
 
 
 
1987
1st
Netherlands
Ruud Gullit
2nd
Portugal
Paulo Futre
3rd
Spain
Emilio Butragueño
 
 
 
1988
1st
Netherlands
Marco van Basten
2nd
Netherlands
Ruud Gullit
3rd
Netherlands
Frank Rijkaard
 
 
 
1989
1st
Netherlands
Marco van Basten
2nd
Italy
Franco Baresi
3rd
Netherlands
Frank Rijkaard
 
 
 
1990
1st
Germany
Lothar Matthäus
2nd
Italy
Salvatore Schillaci
3rd
Germany
Andreas Brehme
 
 
 
1991
1st
France
Jean-Pierre Papin
2nd
Germany
Lothar Matthäus
Yugoslavia
Dejan Savićević
Yugoslavia
Darko Pančev
 
 
 
1992
1st
Netherlands
Marco van Basten
2nd
Bulgaria
Hristo Stoichkov
3rd
Netherlands
Dennis Bergkamp
 
 
 
1993
1st
Italy
Roberto Baggio
2nd
Netherlands
Dennis Bergkamp
3rd
France
Eric Cantona
 
 
 
1994
1st
Bulgaria
Hristo Stoichkov
2nd
Italy
Roberto Baggio
3rd
Italy
Paolo Maldini
 
 
 
1995
1st
Liberia
George Weah
2nd
Germany
Jürgen Klinsmann
3rd
Finland
Jari Litmanen
 
 
 
1996
1st
Germany
Matthias Sammer
2nd
Brazil
Ronaldo
3rd
England
Alan Shearer
 
 
 
1997
1st
Brazil
Ronaldo
2nd
Yugoslavia
Predrag Mijatović
3rd
France
Zinedine Zidane
 
 
 
1998
1st
France
Zinedine Zidane
2nd
Croatia
Davor Šuker
3rd
Brazil
Ronaldo
 
 
 
1999
1st
Brazil
Rivaldo
2nd
England
David Beckham
3rd
Ukraine
Andriy Shevchenko
 
 
 
2000
1st
Portugal
Luís Figo
2nd
France
Zinedine Zidane
3rd
Ukraine
Andriy Shevchenko
 
 
 
2001
1st
England
Michael Owen
2nd
Spain
Raúl
3rd
Germany
Oliver Kahn
 
 
 
2002
1st
Brazil
Ronaldo
2nd
Brazil
Roberto Carlos
3rd
Germany
Oliver Kahn
 
 
 
2003
1st
Czech Republic
Pavel Nedvěd
2nd
France
Thierry Henry
3rd
Italy
Paolo Maldini
 
 
 
2004
1st
Ukraine
Andriy Shevchenko
2nd
Portugal
Deco
3rd
Brazil
Ronaldinho
 
 
 
2005
1st
Brazil
Ronaldinho
2nd
England
Frank Lampard
3rd
England
Steven Gerrard
 
 
 
2006
1st
Italy
Fabio Cannavaro
2nd
Italy
Gianluigi Buffon
3rd
France
Thierry Henry
 
 
 
2007
1st
Brazil
Kaká
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
 
 
 
2008
1st
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
3rd
Spain
Fernando Torres
 
 
 
2009
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
Spain
Xavi
 
 
 
2010
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Spain
Andrés Iniesta
3rd
Spain
Xavi
 
 
 
2011
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
Spain
Xavi
 
 
 
2012
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
Spain
Andrés Iniesta
 
 
 
2013
1st
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
3rd
France
Franck Ribéry
 
 
 
2014
1st
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
3rd
Germany
Manuel Neuer
 
 
 
2015
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
Brazil
Neymar
 
 
 
2016
1st
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
3rd
France
Antoine Griezmann
 
 
 
2017
1st
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd
Argentina
Lionel Messi
3rd
Brazil
Neymar
 
 
 
2018
1st
Croatia
Luka Modrić
2nd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd
France
Antoine Griezmann
 
 
 
2019
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Netherlands
Virgil van Dijk
3rd
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
 
 
 
2020
Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic
 
 
 
2021
1st
Argentina
Lionel Messi
2nd
Poland
Robert Lewandowski
3rd
Italy
Jorginho
 
 
 
2022
1st
France
Karim Benzema
2nd
Senegal
Sadio Mané
3rd
Belgium
Kevin De Bruyne
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