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Winners by all time

Year Name Country Club Line
1 1956 Stanley Matthews England England England Stoke City forward
2 1957 Di Stefano Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid forward
3 1958 Raymond Kopa Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid forward
4 1959 Di Stefano Spain Spain Spain Barcelona forward
5 1960 Luis Suarez Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid halfback
6 1961 Omar Sivori Italy Italy Italy Juventus forward
7 1962 Josef Masopust Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Dukla (Prague) halfback
8 1963 Lev Yashin USSR USSR USSR Dynamo (Moscow) goalkeeper
9 1964 Denis Law England England England Manchester United forward
10 1965 Eusebio Silva Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica (Lisbon) forward
11 1966 Robert Charlton England England England Manchester United halfback
12 1967 Albert Florian Hungary Hungary Hungary Ferencváros forward
13 1968 George Best Northern Ireland Northern Ireland England Manchester United halfback
14 1969 Gianni Rivera Italy Italy Italy Milan halfback
15 1970 Gerd Müller FRG FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) forward
16 1971 Johan Cruyff Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Ajax forward
17 1972 Franz Beckenbauer FRG FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) defender
18 1973 Johan Cruyff Netherlands Netherlands Spain Barcelona forward
19 1974 Johan Cruyff Netherlands Netherlands Spain Barcelona forward
20 1975 Oleg Blokhin USSR USSR USSR Dynamo (Kiev) forward
21 1976 Franz Beckenbauer FRG FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) defender
22 1977 Allan Simonsen Denmark Denmark FRG Borussia (Monchengladbach) forward
23 1978 Kevin Keegan England England FRG Hamburg forward
24 1979 Kevin Keegan England England FRG Hamburg forward
25 1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge FRG FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) forward
26 1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge FRG FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) forward
27 1982 Paolo Rossi Italy Italy Italy Juventus forward
28 1983 Michel Platini France France Italy Juventus halfback
29 1984 Michel Platini France France Italy Juventus halfback
30 1985 Michel Platini France France Italy Juventus halfback
31 1986 Igor Belanov USSR USSR USSR Dynamo (Kiev) forward
32 1987 Ruud Gullit Netherlands Netherlands Italy Milan halfback
33 1988 Marco van Basten Netherlands Netherlands Italy Milan forward
34 1989 Marco van Basten Netherlands Netherlands Italy Milan forward
35 1990 Lothar Matthäus Germany Germany Italy Internazionale defender
36 1991 Jean-Pierre Papin France France France Olympique (Marseille) forward
37 1992 Marco van Basten Netherlands Netherlands Italy Milan forward
38 1993 Roberto Baggio Italy Italy Italy Juventus forward
39 1994 Hristo Stoichkov Bolgary Bolgary Spain Barcelona forward
40 1995 George Weah Liberia Liberia Italy Milan halfback
41 1996 Matthias Sammer Germany Germany Germany Borussia (Dortmund) defender
42 1997 Ronaldo Brazil Brazil Italy Internazionale forward
43 1998 Zinedine Zidane France France Italy Juventus halfback
44 1999 Rivaldo Brazil Brazil Spain Barcelona halfback
45 2000 Luís Figo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid halfback
46 2001 Michael Owen England England England Liverpool forward
47 2002 Ronaldo Brazil Brazil Spain Real Madrid forward
48 2003 Pavel Nedvěd Czech Republic Czech Republic Italy Juventus halfback
49 2004 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine Ukraine Italy Milan forward
50 2005 Ronaldinho Brazil Brazil Spain Barcelona halfback
51 2006 Fabio Cannavaro Italy Italy Spain Real Madrid defender
52 2007 Kaká Brazil Brazil Italy Milan halfback
53 2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal England Manchester United halfback
54 2009 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona forward
55 2010 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona forward
56 2011 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona forward
57 2012 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona forward
58 2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid halfback
59 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid halfback
60 2015 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona forward
61 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid halfback


Winners by club

Country Club Winners
1 Spain Spain Barcelona 11
2 Spain Spain Real Madrid 9
3 Italy Italy Milan 8
4 Italy Italy Juventus 8
5 FRG FRG Bavaria (Munich) 5
6 England England Manchester United 4
7 FRG FRG Hamburg 2
8 USSR USSR Dynamo (Kiev) 2
9 Italy Italy Internazionale 2
10 Netherlands Netherlands Ajax 1
11 Portugal Portugal Benfica (Lisbon) 1
12 Germany Germany Borussia (Dortmund) 1
13 FRG FRG Borussia (Monchengladbach) 1
14 USSR USSR Dynamo (Moscow) 1
15 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Dukla (Prague) 1
16 England England Liverpool 1
17 France France Olympique (Marseille) 1
18 England England Stoke City 1
19 Hungary Hungary Ferencváros 1


Nationality

Country Wins
1 Netherlands Netherlands 7
2 England England 6
3 Portugal Portugal 6
4 Argentina Argentina 5
5 Brazil Brazil 5
6 Italy Italy 5
7 France France 5
8 FRG FRG 5
9 Spain Spain 4
10 USSR USSR 3
11 Germany Germany 2
12 Bolgary Bolgary 1
13 Hungary Hungary 1
14 Denmark Denmark 1
15 Liberia Liberia 1
16 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1
17 Ukraine Ukraine 1
18 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1
19 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1