The Ballon d’Or is an annual prestigious award given to football players who have shown a tremendous performance throughout the previous season. The first time the award was given, was in 1956. There was an agreement between 2010 and 2015 to merge the Ballon d’Or with the FIFA World Player of the Year award. In 2016, however, this agreement was terminated and Ballon d’Or became yet again a separate award given to footballers regardless of who will win The Best FIFA Men’s Player title. A number of football journalists vote on the performance of players during the past season and the footballer with most points is given the Ballon d’Or prize.

Here, on SuperBettingSites.com, you can find the full list of winners by year as well as brief resume of each player’s winning season.

Ballon d’Or Winners by Year

Stanley Matthews

1956
Nationality:English
Club:Blackpool
Number of awards:1
Age:41
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Alfredo Di Stéfano

1957
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:2
Age:31
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Raymond Kopa

1958
Nationality:French
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:1
Age:27
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Alfredo Di Stéfano

1959
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:2
Age:33
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Luis Suárez

1960
Nationality:Spanish
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Omar Sívori

1961
Nationality:Italian
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Josef Masopust

1962
Nationality:Czech
Club:Dukla Prague
Number of awards:1
Age:31
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Lev Yashin

1963
Nationality:Soviet
Club:Dynamo Moscow
Number of awards:1
Age:34
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Denis Law

1964
Nationality:Scottish
Club:Manchester United
Number of awards:1
Age:24
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Eusébio

1965
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Benfica
Number of awards:1
Age:23
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Bobby Charlton

1966
Nationality:English
Club:Manchester United
Number of awards:1
Age:29
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Flórián Albert

1967
Nationality:Hungarian
Club:Ferencváros
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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George Best

1968
Nationality:Northern Irish
Club:Manchester United
Number of awards:1
Age:22
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Gianni Rivera

1969
Nationality:Italian
Club:Milan
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Gerd Müller

1970
Nationality:German
Club:Bayern Munich
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Johan Cruyff

1971
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Ajax
Number of awards:3
Age:24
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Franz Beckenbauer

1972
Nationality:German
Club:Bayern Munich
Number of awards:2
Age:27
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Johan Cruyff

1973
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Ajax
Number of awards:3
Age:26
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Johan Cruyff

1974
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:3
Age:27
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Oleg Blokhin

1975
Nationality:Soviet
Club:Dynamo Kyiv
Number of awards:1
Age:23
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Franz Beckenbauer

1976
Nationality:German
Club:Bayern Munich
Number of awards:2
Age:31
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Allan Simonsen

1977
Nationality:Danish
Club:Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Kevin Keegan

1978
Nationality:English
Club:Hamburger SV
Number of awards:2
Age:27
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Kevin Keegan

1979
Nationality:English
Club:Hamburger SV
Number of awards:2
Age:28
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

1980
Nationality:German
Club:Bayern Munich
Number of awards:2
Age:25
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

1981
Nationality:German
Club:Bayern Munich
Number of awards:2
Age:26
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Paolo Rossi

1982
Nationality:Italian
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Michel Platini

1983
Nationality:French
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:3
Age:28
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Michel Platini

1984
Nationality:French
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:3
Age:29
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Michel Platini

1985
Nationality:French
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:3
Age:30
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Igor Belanov

1986
Nationality:Soviet
Club:Dynamo Kyiv
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Ruud Gullit

1987
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Milan
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Marco van Basten

1988
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Milan
Number of awards:3
Age:24
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Marco van Basten

1989
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Milan
Number of awards:3
Age:25
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Lothar Matthäus

1990
Nationality:German
Club:Internazionale
Number of awards:1
Age:29
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Jean-Pierre Papin

1991
Nationality:French
Club:Marseille
Number of awards:1
Age:28
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Marco van Basten

1992
Nationality:Dutch
Club:Milan
Number of awards:3
Age:28
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Roberto Baggio

1993
Nationality:Italian
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Hristo Stoichkov

1994
Nationality:Bulgarian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:1
Age:28
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George Weah

1995
Nationality:Liberian
Club:Milan
Number of awards:1
Age:29
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Matthias Sammer

1996
Nationality:German
Club:Borussia Dortmund
Number of awards:1
Age:29
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Ronaldo

1997
Nationality:Brazilian
Club:Internazionale
Number of awards:2
Age:21
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Zinedine Zidane

1998
Nationality:French
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:1
Age:26
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Rivaldo

1999
Nationality:Brazilian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:1
Age:27
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Luís Figo

2000
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:1
Age:28
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Michael Owen

2001
Nationality:English
Club:Liverpool
Number of awards:1
Age:22
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Ronaldo

2002
Nationality:Brazilian
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:2
Age:26
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Pavel Nedvěd

2003
Nationality:Czech
Club:Juventus
Number of awards:1
Age:31
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Andriy Shevchenko

2004
Nationality:Ukranian
Club:Milan
Number of awards:1
Age:28
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Ronaldinho

2005
Nationality:Brazilian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Fabio Cannavaro

2006
Nationality:Italian
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:1
Age:33
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Kaká

2007
Nationality:Brazilian
Club:Milan
Number of awards:1
Age:25
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2008
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Manchester United
Number of awards:5
Age:23
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Lionel Messi

2009
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:5
Age:22
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Lionel Messi

2010
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:5
Age:23
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Lionel Messi

2011
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:5
Age:24
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Lionel Messi

2012
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:5
Age:25
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2013
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:5
Age:28
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2014
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:5
Age:29
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Lionel Messi

2015
Nationality:Argentinian
Club:Barcelona
Number of awards:5
Age:28
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2016
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:5
Age:31
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2017
Nationality:Portuguese
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:5
Age:32
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Luka Modrić

2018
Nationality:Croatian
Club:Real Madrid
Number of awards:1
Age:33
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