December 12, 2016 / 7:04 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-List of Ballon d'Or winners

Dec 12 (Reuters) - List of Ballon d'Or winners since the
award's inception in 1956 after Cristiano Ronaldo was named 2016
winner on Monday:
   
 1956 - Stanley Matthews (England)
 1957 - Alfredo Di Stefano (Spain)
 1958 - Raymond Kopa (France)
 1959 - Alfredo di Stefano (Spain)
 1960 - Luis Suarez (Spain)
 1961 - Omar Sivori (Italy)
 1962 - Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia)
 1963 - Lev Yashin (Soviet Union)
 1964 - Denis Law (Scotland)
 1965 - Eusebio (Portugal)
 1966 - Bobby Charlton (England)
 1967 - Florian Albert (Hungary)
 1968 - George Best (Northern Ireland)
 1969 - Gianni Rivera (Italy)
 1970 - Gerd Mueller (West Germany)
 1971 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
 1972 - Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)
 1973 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
 1974 - Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
 1975 - Oleg Blokhin (Soviet Union)
 1976 - Franz Beckenbauer (West Germany)
 1977 - Allan Simonsen (Denmark)
 1978 - Kevin Keegan (England
 1979 - Kevin Keegan (England)
 1980 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany)
 1981 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West Germany)
 1982 - Paolo Rossi (Italy)
 1983 - Michel Platini (France)
 1984 - Michel Platini (France)
 1985 - Michel Platini (France)
 1986 - Igor Belanov (Soviet Union)
 1987 - Ruud Gullit (Netherlands)
 1988 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
 1989 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
 1990 - Lothar Matthaeus (Germany)
 1991 - Jean-Pierre Papin (France)
 1992 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
 1993 - Roberto Baggio (Italy)
 1994 - Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)
 1995 - George Weah (Liberia)
 1996 - Matthias Sammer (Germany)
 1997 - Ronaldo (Brazil)
 1998 - Zinedine Zidane (France)
 1999 - Rivaldo (Brazil) 
 2000 - Luis Figo (Portugal)
 2001 - Michael Owen (England)
 2002 - Ronaldo (Brazil)
 2003 - Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic)
 2004 - Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
 2005 - Ronaldinho (Brazil)
 2006 - Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
 2007 - Kaka (Brazil)
 2008 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
 2009 - Lionel Messi (Argentina)
 2010 - Lionel Messi (Argentina) *
 2011 - Lionel Messi (Argentina) *
 2012 - Lionel Messi (Argentina) *
 2013 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) * 
 2014 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) * 
 2015 - Lionel Messi (Argentina) *
 2016 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)   
 
 * From 2010-2015 the Ballon d'Or was merged with the FIFA World
Player of the Year to create the FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

 (Compiled by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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