Ballon d'Or 1965

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Statue of 1965 Ballon d'Or winner Eusébio outside the Benfica stadium, the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.

The 1965 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 Eusébio on 28 December 1965.[1][2]

Eusébio was the first Portuguese national to win the award. He was also the first Benfica player to win the trophy.[3]

Rankings[edit]

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Eusébio Benfica  Portugal 67
2 Giacinto Facchetti Internazionale  Italy 59
3 Luis Suárez Internazionale  Spain 45
4 Paul Van Himst Anderlecht  Belgium 25
5 Bobby Charlton Manchester United  England 19
6 Flórián Albert Ferencvárosi  Hungary 14
7 Gianni Rivera Milan  Italy 10
8 Georgi Asparuhov Levski Sofia  Bulgaria 9
Alessandro Mazzola Internazionale  Italy 9
Valery Voronin Torpedo Moskva  Soviet Union 9
11 Denis Law Manchester United  Scotland 8
12 Karl-Heinz Schnellinger Milan  West Germany 6
13 Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid  Spain 5
Jim Baxter Sunderland  Scotland 5
15 Mario Corso Internazionale  Italy 3
Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union 3
17 Mário Coluna Benfica  Portugal 2
Amancio Amaro Real Madrid  Spain 2
Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich  West Germany 2
Milan Galić Partizan Beograd  Yugoslavia 2
Philippe Gondet Nantes  France 2
Andrej Kvašňák Sparta Praha  Czechoslovakia 2
Ferenc Bene Ujpest Dozsa  Hungary 2
Slava Metreveli Dinamo Tbilisi  Soviet Union 2
25 Ivor Allchurch Cardiff City  Wales 1
Jakob Kühn Zürich   Switzerland 1
Sigfried Held Borussia Dortmund  West Germany 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (22 June 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1965". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "50 Ans De Ballon D'Or: 1965 - Eusebio - Une Lutte sans Merci". France Football (in French). Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 

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