Ballon d'Or 1959

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The 1959 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to Alfredo Di Stéfano on 15 December 1959. It was the second time that Di Stéfano had won the award.

Rankings[edit]

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Alfredo Di Stéfano[a] Real Madrid  Spain 80
2 Raymond Kopa Stade Reims  France 42
3 John Charles Juventus  Wales 24
4 Luis Suárez Barcelona  Spain 22
5 Agne Simonsson Örgryte IS  Sweden 20
6 Lajos Tichy Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 18
7 Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid  Hungary 16
8 Francisco Gento Real Madrid  Spain 12
9 Helmut Rahn 1. FC Köln  West Germany 11
10 Horst Szymaniak Karlsruhe  West Germany 8
11 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union 7
12 Yuriy Voynov Dynamo Kyiv  Soviet Union 5
13 Ivan Kolev CDNA Sofia  Bulgaria 4
Gyula Grosics Tatabánya  Hungary 4
Dezső Bundzsák Vasas  Hungary 4
Nils Liedholm Milan  Sweden 4
17 Georgi Naydenov CDNA Sofia  Bulgaria 3
Titus Buberník ČH Bratislava  Czechoslovakia 3
Just Fontaine Stade Reims  France 3
20 Joan Segarra Barcelona  Spain 2
Flórián Albert Ferencváros  Hungary 2
Uwe Seeler Hamburg  West Germany 2
23 Antoni Ramallets Barcelona  Spain 1
János Göröcs Újpest  Hungary 1
Ken Jones Scunthorpe United  Wales 1
Roger Marche Racing Club Paris  France 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Despite being born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stefano acquired Spanish citizenship in 1956, and went on to play for the Spanish national football team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe dazzled by Di Stéfano". UEFA. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2008. [dead link]

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