Ballon d'Or 2001

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2001 Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen.

The 2001 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 Michael Owen on 18 December 2001.[1]

Owen was the fourth English national to win the award after Stanley Matthews (1956), Bobby Charlton (1966) and Kevin Keegan (1978, 1979). He was also the first Liverpool player to win the trophy.[2]

Rankings[edit]

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Michael Owen Liverpool  England 176
2 Raúl Real Madrid  Spain 140
3 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich  Germany 114
4 David Beckham Manchester United  England 102
5 Francesco Totti Roma  Italy 57
6 Luís Figo Real Madrid  Portugal 56
7 Rivaldo FC Barcelona  Brazil 20
8 Andriy Shevchenko Milan  Ukraine 18
9 Thierry Henry Arsenal  France 14
Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid  France 14
11 Bixente Lizarazu Bayern Munich  France 10
12 David Trezeguet Juventus  France 7
13 Stefan Effenberg Bayern Munich  Germany 6
14 Henrik Larsson Celtic  Sweden 4
Alessandro Nesta Lazio  Italy 4
16 Juan Sebastián Verón Manchester United  Argentina 3
Hernán Crespo Lazio  Argentina 3
18 Giovane Élber Bayern Munich  Brazil 2
Gaizka Mendieta Valencia / Lazio  Spain 2
Roberto Carlos Real Madrid  Brazil 2
Damiano Tommasi Roma  Italy 2
Sami Hyypiä Liverpool  Finland 2
Emmanuel Olisadebe Panathinaikos  Poland 2
Ebbe Sand Schalke 04  Denmark 2
25 Roberto Baggio Brescia  Italy 1
Steven Gerrard Liverpool  England 1
Rui Costa Milan  Portugal 1

Additionally, twenty two players were nominated but received no votes: Sonny Anderson, Fabien Barthez, Gabriel Batistuta, Gianluigi Buffon, Cafu, Vincent Candela, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Iván Helguera, Harry Kewell, Patrick Kluivert, Samuel Kuffour, Hidetoshi Nakata, Pavel Nedvěd, Pauleta, Robert Pirès, Paul Scholes, Lilian Thuram, and Patrick Vieira.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2001". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 

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