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FIFA Golden Ball Winners

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List of FIFA Golden Ball winners (the FIFA player of the year award combined with the France Football magazine Golden Ball award from 2010):

2010-Lionel Messi, Argentina

2011-Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Previous winners of the FIFA player of the year award:

1991-Lothar Matthaeus, Germany

1992-Marco Van Basten, Netherlands

1993-Roberto Baggio, Italy

1994-Romario, Brazil

1995-George Weah, Liberia

1996-Ronaldo, Brazil

1997-Ronaldo, Brazil

1998-Zinedine Zidane, France

1999-Rivaldo, Brazil

2000-Zinedine Zidane, France

2001-Luis Figo, Portugal

2002-Ronaldo, Brazil

2003-Zinedine Zidane, France

2004-Ronaldinho, Brazil

2005-Ronaldinho, Brazil

2006-Fabio Cannavaro, Italy

2007-Kaka, Brazil

2008-Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2009-Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Previous winners of the Golden Ball, awarded to the European player of the year by France Football magazine:

1956-Stanley Matthews, Blackpool

1957-Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid

1958-Raymond Kopa, Real Madrid

1959-Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid

1960-Luis Suarez, Barcelona

1961-Omar Sivori, Juventus

1962-Josef Masopust, Dukla Prague

1963-Lev Yashin, Dynamo Moscow

1964-Denis Law, Manchester United

1965-Eusebio, Benfica

1966-Bobby Charlton, Manchester United

1967-Florian Albert, Ferencvaros

1968-George Best, Manchester United

1969-Gianni Rivera, AC Milan

1970-Gerd Muller, Bayern Munich

1971-Johan Cruyff, Ajax

1972-Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich

1973-Johan Cruyff, Barcelona

1974-Johan Cruyff, Barcelona

1975-Oleg Blokhin, Dynamo Kiev

1976-Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich

1977-Allan Simonsen, Borussia Moenchengladbach

1978-Kevin Keegan, Hamburg SV

1979-Kevin Keegan, Hamburg SV

1980-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich

1981-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich

1982-Paolo Rossi, Juventus

1983-Michel Platini, Juventus

1984-Michel Platini, Juventus

1985-Michel Platini, Juventus

1986-Igor Belanov, Dynamo Kiev

1987-Ruud Gullit, AC Milan

1988-Marco van Basten, AC Milan

1989-Marco van Basten, AC Milan

1990-Lothar Matthaeus, Inter Milan

1991-Jean-Pierre Papin, Marseille

1992-Marco van Basten, AC Milan

1993-Roberto Baggio, Juventus

1994-Hristo Stoichkov, Barcelona

1995-George Weah, AC Milan

1996-Matthias Sammer, Borussia Dortmund

1997-Ronaldo, Inter Milan

1998-Zinedine Zidane, Juventus

1999-Rivaldo, Barcelona

2000-Luis Figo, Real Madrid

2001-Michael Owen, Liverpool

2002-Ronaldo, Real Madrid

2003-Pavel Nedved, Juventus

2004-Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan

2005-Ronaldinho, Barcelona

2006-Fabio Cannavaro, Juventus-Real Madrid

2007-Kaka, AC Milan

2008-Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United

2009-Lionel Messi, Barcelona



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