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Highest Ranking French Ballon d’Or Nominees per Season

Can you name the highest-ranked French footballers for each year of the Ballon d’Or?
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Last updated: August 17, 2022
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Year
Player
Club
1956
Raymond Kopa
Real Madrid
1957
Raymond Kopa
Real Madrid
1958
Raymond Kopa
Real Madrid
1959
Raymond Kopa
Reims
1960
Raymond Kopa
Reims
1961
Pierre Bernard
Nîmes
1961
Lucien Muller
Reims
1962
Raymond Kopa
Reims
1963
Robert Herbin
Saint-Étienne
1964
Néstor Combin
Juventus
1965
Philippe Gondet
Nantes
1966
No players nominated
1967
Néstor Combin
Torino
1968
No players nominated
1969
Gilbert Gress
Stuttgart
1970
Jean Djorkaeff
Paris Saint-Germain
1971
No players nominated
1972
Marius Trésor
Marseille
1973
No players nominated
1974
Jean-Marc Guillou
Angers
1975
Jean-Marc Guillou
Nice
1976
Michel Platini
Nancy
1977
Michel Platini
Nancy
1978
Marius Trésor
Marseille
1979
Michel Platini
Saint-Étienne
1980
Michel Platini
Saint-Étienne
1981
Michel Platini
Saint-Étienne
1982
Alain Giresse
Bordeaux
1983
Michel Platini
Juventus
1984
Michel Platini
Juventus
1985
Michel Platini
Juventus
1986
Manuel Amoros
Monaco
1987
Manuel Amoros
Monaco
1988
No players nominated
Year
Player
Club
1989
Jean-Pierre Papin
Marseille
1990
Jean-Pierre Papin
Marseille
1991
Jean-Pierre Papin
Marseille
1992
Jean-Pierre Papin
Milan
1993
Eric Cantona
Manchester United
1994
Marcel Desailly
Milan
1995
Marcel Desailly
Milan
1996
Eric Cantona
Manchester United
1997
Zinedine Zidane
Juventus
1998
Zinedine Zidane
Juventus
1999
Zinedine Zidane
Juventus
2000
Zinedine Zidane
Juventus
2001
Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid
2002
Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid
2003
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2004
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2005
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2006
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2007
Franck Ribéry
Bayern Munich
2008
Franck Ribéry
Bayern Munich
2009
Thierry Henry
Barcelona
2010
No players nominated
2011
Eric Abidal
Barcelona
2012
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
2013
Franck Ribéry
Bayern Munich
2014
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
2015
Paul Pogba
Juventus
2016
Antoine Griezmann
Atlético Madrid
2017
Kylian Mbappé
Paris Saint-Germain
2018
Antoine Griezmann
Atlético Madrid
2019
Kylian Mbappé
Paris Saint-Germain
2020
Ballon d’Or not awarded
2021
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
2 Comments
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Level 71
Aug 17, 2022
Great idea, would love this for more countries
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Level 65
Aug 17, 2022
Glad you enjoyed! More countries will be on the way as part of a new series!