BALLON D’OR 2022: LIONEL MESSI, CRISTIANO RONALDO, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, MICHEL PLATINI – PREVIOUS WINNERS OF AWARD

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BALLON D’OR 2022: LIONEL MESSI, CRISTIANO RONALDO, ZINEDINE ZIDANE, MICHEL PLATINI – PREVIOUS WINNERS OF AWARD

The Ballon d’Or is back with the 2022 ceremony for the most prestigious football award taking place this coming Monday in Paris.
Since 1956, one footballer has been honoured with the Ballon d’Or each year with 64 players winning the prize.
From 1956 to 1994, the Ballon d’Or was solely given to footballers in Europe and the award was called the European Footballer of the Year.
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Since 1995, non-European players at European clubs have been eligible for the prize, before it became global in 2007.
On the men’s side there could be a new winner with Karim Benzema expected to win this year’s award.
From Stanley Matthews to Lionel Messi, nearly all of football’s biggest names have won the Ballon d’Or.
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BALLON D’OR WINNERS

2011 – 2021

Year Player Team
2021 Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain
2020 Not Awarded
2019 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2018 Luka Modric Real Madrid
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
2015 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
2012 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2011 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona

2001 – 2010

Year
2010 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2009 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
2007 Kaka AC Milan
2006 Fabio Cannavaro Real Madrid
2005 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona
2004 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan
2003 Pavel Nedved Juventus FC
2002 Ronaldo Real Madrid
2001 Michael Owen Liverpool FC

1991 – 2000

Year
2000 Luis Figo Real Madrid
1999 Rivaldo FC Barcelona
1998 Zinedine Zidane Juventus FC
1997 Ronaldo Inter Milan
1996 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund
1995 George Weah AC Milan
1994 Hristo Stoichkov FC Barcelona
1993 Roberto Baggio Juventus FC
1992 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Olympique Marseille

1981 – 1990

Year
1990 Lothar Matthaus Inter Milan
1989 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1988 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1987 Ruud Gullit AC Milan
1986 Igor Belanov Dynamo Kyiv
1985 Michel Platini Juventus FC
1984 Michel Platini Juventus FC
1983 Michel Platini Juventus FC
1982 Paolo Rossi Juventus FC
1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich

1971 – 1980

Year
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich
1979 Kevin Keegan Hamburger SV
1978 Kevin Keegan Hamburger SV
1977 Allan Simonsen Borussia Monchengladbach
1976 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1975 Oleg Blokhin Dynamo Kyiv
1974 Johan Cruyff FC Barcelona
1973 Johan Cruyff FC Barcelona
1972 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1971 Johan Cruyff AFC Ajax

1961 – 1970

Year
1970 Gerd Muller Bayern Munich
1969 Gianni Rivera AC Milan
1968 George Best Manchester United
1967 Florian Albert Ferencv rosi TC
1966 Bobby Charlton Manchester United
1965 Eusebio SL Benfica
1964 Denis Law Manchester United
1963 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow
1962 Josef Masopust Dukla Prague
1961 Omar Sivori Juventus FC

1956 – 1960

Year
1960 Luiz Suarez FC Barcelona
1959 Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid
1958 Raymond Kopa Real Madrid
1957 Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid
1956 Stanley Matthews Blackpool FC

WHO HAS WON THE MOST BALLON D’OR?

Only 10 players have won multiple Ballon d’Or awards with Messi at the top of the list with seven wins and Cristiano Ronaldo on five.
Both players have lifted the trophy on four consecutive occasions, winning 12 of the last 13 Ballon d’Or awards, with Real Madrid’s Luka Modric bringing their run of success to a brief end in 2018.
Player Ballon d’Or titles Years
Lionel Messi 7 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo 5 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Michel Platini 3 1983, 1984, 1985
Johan Cruyff 3 1971, 1973, 1974
Marco van Basten 3 1988, 1989, 1992
Franz Beckenbauer 2 1972, 1976
Ronaldo 2 1997, 2002
Alfredo Di Stefano 2 1957, 1959
Kevin Keegan 2 1978, 1979
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 2 1980, 1981

BALLON D’OR FEMININ WINNERS

The Ballon d’Or Feminin began in 2018 with three different winners from the three years it has taken place.
Ada Hegerberg was the first player to win the prize, before Megan Rapinoe won in 2019 for her part in leading the United States to World Cup glory.
Last year, Alexia Putellas won the Ballon d’Or Feminin and she is likely to become the first player to win back-to-back titles.
Year Player Team
2021 Alexia Putellas Barcelona
2020 Not Awarded
2019 Megan Rapinoe OL Reign
2018 Ada Hegerberg Lyon