FIFA Golden Ball

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Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Winners of the FIFA Golden Ball as world player of the year (award known as FIFA player of the year from 1991-09 before merging with the magazine France Football's Golden Ball award for European player of the year):

2013 — Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2012 — Lionel Messi, Argentina

2011 — Lionel Messi, Argentina

2010 — Lionel Messi, Argentina

2009 — Lionel Messi, Argentina

2008 — Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2007 — Kaka, Brazil

2006 — Fabio Cannavaro, Italy

2005 — Ronaldinho, Brazil

2004 — Ronaldinho, Brazil

2003 — Zinedine Zidane, France

2002 — Ronaldo, Brazil

2001 — Luis Figo, Portugal

2000 — Zinedine Zidane, France

1999 — Rivaldo, Brazil

1998 — Zinedine Zidane, France

1997 — Ronaldo, Brazil

1996 — Ronaldo, Brazil

1995 — George Weah, Liberia

1994 — Romario, Brazil

1993 — Roberto Baggio, Italy

1992 — Marco Van Basten, Netherlands

1991 — Lothar Matthaus, Germany

Golden Ball (France Football European Player of the Year)

2009 — Lionel Messi, Barcelona

2008 — Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United

2007 — Kaka, AC Milan

2006 — Fabio Cannavaro, Real Madrid

2005 — Ronaldinho, Barcelona

2004 — Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan

2003 — Pavel Nedved, Juventus

2002 — Ronaldo, Real Madrid

2001 — Michael Owen, Liverpool

2000 — Luis Figo, Real Madrid

1999 — Rivaldo, Barcelona

1998 — Zinedine Zidane, Juventus

1997 — Ronaldo, Inter Milan

1996 — Matthias Sammer, Borussia Dortmund

1995 — George Weah, AC Milan

1994 — Hristo Stoichkov, Barcelona

1993 — Roberto Baggio, Juventus

1992 — Marco Van Basten, AC Milan

1991 — Jean-Pierre Papin, Marseille

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 Kiev

1985 — Michel Platini, Juventus

1984 — Michel Platini, Juventus

1983 — Michel Platini, Juventus

1982 — Paolo Rossi, Juventus

1981 — Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich

1980 — Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich

1979 — Kevin Keegan, Hamburg SV

1978 — Kevin Keegan, Hamburg SV

1977 — Allan Simonsen, Borussia Moenchengladbach

1976 — Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich

1975 — Oleg Blokhin, Dynamo Kiev

1974 — Johan Cruyff, Barcelona

1973 — Johan Cruyff, Barcelona

1972 — Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich

1971 — Johan Cruyff, Ajax

1970 — Gerd Muller, Bayern Munich

1969 — Gianni Rivera, AC Milan

1968 — George Best, Manchester United

1967 — Florian Albert, Ferencvaros

1966 — Bobby Charlton, Manchester United

1965 — Eusebio, Benfica

1964 — Denis Law, Manchester United

1963 — Lev Yashin, Dynamo Moscow

1962 — Josef Masopust, Dukla Prague

1961 — Omar Sivori, Juventus

1960 — Luis Suarez, Barcelona

1959 — Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid

1958 — Raymond Kopa, Real Madrid

1957 — Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid

1956 — Stanley Matthews, Blackpool

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