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Ballon d’Or Winners: Every Victor From 1956, With Liverpool & Man United Legends

A full list of all the Ballon d’Or winners, from Stanley Matthews in 1956, to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013…

The Ballon d’Or ceremony is almost upon us, with Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer, and Cristiano Ronaldo set to go head to head for the prestigious award.

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Here is a list of all the previous Ballon d’Or winners:

1956
Stanley Matthews (English, Blackpool)

1957
Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentinean, Real Madrid)

1958
Raymond Kopa (French, Real Madrid)

1959
Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentinean, Real Madrid)

1960
Luis Suarez (Spanish, Barcelona)

1961
Omar Sivori (Argentinean, Juventus)

1962
Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakian, Dukla Prague)

1963
Lev Yashin (Soviet Union, Dynamo Moscow)

1964
Denis Law (Scottish, Manchester United)

1965
Eusebio (Portuguese, Benfica)

1966
Bobby Charlton (English, Manchester United)

1967
Florian Albert (Hungarian, Ferencváros)

1968
George Best (Irish, Manchester United)

1969
Gianni Rivera (Italian, AC Milan)

1970
Gerd Muller (West German, Bayern Munich)

1971
Johan Cruyff (Dutch, Ajax)

1972
Franz Beckenbauer (West German, Bayern Munich)

1973
Johan Cruyff (Dutch, Barcelona)

1974
Johan Cruyff (Dutch, Barcelona)

1975
Oleg Blokhin (Soviet Union, Dynamo Kiev)

1976
Franz Beckenbauer (West German, Bayern Munich)

1977
Allan Simonsen (Danish, Borussia Monchengladbach)

1978
Kevin Keegan (English, Hamburg)

1979
Kevin Keegan (English, Hamburg)

1980
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West German, Bayern Munich)

1981
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (West German, Bayern Munich)

1982
Paolo Rossi (Italian, Juventus)

1983
Michel Platini (French, Juventus)

1984
Michel Platini (French, Juventus)

1985
Michel Platini (French, Juventus)

1986
Igor Belanov (Soviet Union, Dynamo Kyiv)

1987
Ruud Gullit (Dutch, AC Milan)

1988
Marco van Basten (Dutch, AC Milan)

1989
Marco van Basten (Dutch, AC Milan)

1990
Lothar Matthaus (German, Inter Milan)

1991
Jean-Pierre Papin (French, Marseille)

1992
Marco van Basten (Dutch, AC Milan)

1993
Roberto Baggio (Italian, Juventus)

1994
Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgarian, Barcelona)

1995
George Weah (Liberian, AC Milan)

1996
Matthias Sammer (German, Borussia Dortmund)

1997
Ronaldo (Brazilian, Inter Milan)

1998
Zinedine Zidane (French, Juventus)

1999
Rivaldo (Brazilian, Barcelona)

2000
Luis Figo (Portuguese, Real Madrid)

2001
Michael Owen (English, Liverpool)

2002
Ronaldo (Brazilian, Real Madrid)

2003
Pavel Nedved (Czech, Juventus)

2004
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian, AC Milan)

2005
Ronaldinho (Brazilian, Barcelona)

2006
Fabio Cannavaro (Italian, Real Madrid)

2007
Kaka (Brazilian, AC Milan)

2008
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese, Manchester United)

2009
Lionel Messi (Argentinean, Barcelona)

2010
Lionel Messi (Argentinean, Barcelona)

2011
Lionel Messi (Argentinean, Barcelona)

2012
Lionel Messi (Argentinean, Barcelona)

2013:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese, Real Madrid)

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