FIFA Ballon dOr Winners 1991-2014

The stage is set for biggest and most awaited annual award in football that is FIFA Ballon d’Or winners, which is given to the player considered to have performed the best in the previous calendar year. Since 2004 the voting process is based on a shortlist of 35 players produced by FIFA, from which team captains, national team managers and select journalists vote for the winner. In 2010, the FIFA player of the year award was merged with the Ballon d’Or, and now the award is called the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

ballon-533x400 FIFA Ballon dOr Winners 1991-2014

Fifa ballon d’Or winners 1991-2014 is list of those outstanding players, whose individual performances put a shade on the others and claimed the ultimate prize. Argentina’s and FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has been king of the ballon d’or bagging the title four time in his career from 2009-2012. Behind Messi, are Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo winning the award for the 3, 3 times in their careers. The latest recipient of the Fifa ballon d’Or award was Cristiano Ronaldo surpassing Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer in 2014.

The contenders for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or are (in alphabetical order) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona) and Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona). The winner will be presented at the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on 11 January 2016.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners 1991-2014

 

Year

 

Winner

 

Nationality

 

2014

 

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Portugal

 

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

 

Ricardo Kaka

 

Brazil

 

2006

 

Fabio Cannavaro

 

Italy

 

2005

 

Ronaldinho

 

Brazil

 

2004

 

Ronaldinho

 

Brazil

 

2003

 

Zinedine Zidane

 

France

 

2002

 

Ronaldo

 

Brazil

 

2001

 

Luís Figo

 

Portugal

 

2000

 

Zinedine Zidane

 

France

 

1999

 

Rivaldo

 

Brazil

 

1998

 

Zinedine Zidane

 

France

 

1997

 

Ronaldo

 

Brazil

 

1996

 

Ronaldo

 

Brazil

 

1995

 

George Weah

 

Liberia

 

1994

 

Romário

 

Brazil

 

1993

 

Roberto Baggio

 

Italy

 

1992

 

Marco van Basten

 

Netherlands

 

1991

 

Lothar Matthäus

 

Germany