Ballon d'Or 1996

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The 1996 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 Matthias Sammer on 24 December 1996.[1]

Rankings[edit]

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Matthias Sammer Germany Borussia Dortmund  Germany 144
2 Ronaldo Italy Internazionale  Brazil 141
3 Alan Shearer England Newcastle  England 109
4 Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus  Italy 65
5 Jürgen Klinsmann Germany Bayern Munchen  Germany 60
6 Davor Šuker Spain Real Madrid  Croatia 38
7 Eric Cantona England Manchester United  France 24
8 Marcel Desailly Italy AC Milan  France 22
9 Youri Djorkaeff Italy Internazionale  France 20
10 George Weah Italy AC Milan  Liberia 17
11 Karel Poborský England Manchester United  Czech Republic 15
12 Nwankwo Kanu Italy Internazionale  Nigeria 14
13 Alen Bokšić England Juventus  Croatia 12
Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina  Argentina 12
Andreas Köpke France Olympique Marseille  Germany 12
16 Fabrizio Ravanelli England Middlesbrough  Italy 9
Predrag Mijatović Spain Real Madrid  Yugoslavia 9
18 Didier Deschamps Italy Juventus  France 8
19 Kubilay Türkyilmaz Switzerland Grasshopper Zurich   Switzerland 5
20 David Seaman England Arsenal  England 4
Raúl Spain Real Madrid  Spain 4
22 Paolo Maldini Italy AC Milan  Italy 3
Christian Ziege Germany Bayern Munchen  Germany 3
Patrick Berger England Liverpool  Czech Republic 3
Trifon Ivanov Austria Rapid Wien  Bulgaria 3
26 Radek Bejbl Spain Atletico Madrid  Czech Republic 2
Rui Costa Italy Fiorentina  Portugal 2
28 Ronald de Boer Netherlands Ajax  Netherlands 1
Luís Figo Spain Barcelona  Portugal 1
Brian Laudrup Scotland Rangers  Denmark 1
Sergi Barjuán Spain Barcelona  Spain 1
Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus  France 1

Additionally, 18 players were nominated but received no votes: Oliver Bierhoff, Laurent Blanc, Zvonimir Boban, Enrico Chiesa, Edgar Davids, Robbie Fowler, Thomas Helmer, Bernard Lama, Jari Litmanen, Andreas Möller, Pavel Nedved, Jay-Jay Okocha, Raí, Dejan Savićević, Mehmet Scholl, Diego Simeone, Gianluca Vialli and Javier Zanetti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1996". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 26 March 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

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