Ballon d'Or 2003

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2003 Ballon d'Or winner Pavel Nedvěd

The 2003 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 Pavel Nedvěd on 23 December 2003.[1]

Nedvěd was the second Czech national to win the award after Josef Masopust in 1962. He was the sixth Juventus player after Omar Sívori (1961), Paolo Rossi (1982), Michel Platini (1983, 1984, 1985), Roberto Baggio (1993), and Zinedine Zidane (1998).[2]


Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Pavel Nedvěd  Czech Republic Italy Juventus 190
2 Thierry Henry  France England Arsenal 128
3 Paolo Maldini  Italy Italy Milan 123
4 Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine Italy Milan 67
5 Zinedine Zidane  France Spain Real Madrid 64
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands England Manchester United 61
7 Raúl  Spain Spain Real Madrid 32
8 Roberto Carlos  Brazil Spain Real Madrid 27
9 Gianluigi Buffon  Italy Italy Juventus 19
10 David Beckham  England England Manchester United
Spain Real Madrid
11 Ronaldo  Brazil Spain Real Madrid 11
12 Henrik Larsson  Sweden Scotland Celtic 6
13 Alessandro Del Piero  Italy Italy Juventus 4
Dida  Brazil Italy Milan 4
Roy Makaay  Netherlands Spain Deportivo La Coruña
Germany Bayern Munich
Alessandro Nesta  Italy Italy Milan 4
Deco  Portugal Portugal Porto 4
18 Nihat Kahveci  Turkey Spain Real Sociedad 3
Francesco Totti  Italy Italy Roma 3
20 Michael Ballack  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 2
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Netherlands Ajax 2
22 Filippo Inzaghi  Italy Italy Milan 1
Jan Koller  Czech Republic Germany Borussia Dortmund 1
Adrian Mutu  Romania Italy Parma
England Chelsea
Ronaldinho  Brazil France Paris Saint-Germain
Spain Barcelona
Francesco Toldo  Italy Italy Internazionale 1

Additionally, 24 players were nominated but received no votes: Pablo Aimar (Valencia), Sol Campbell (Arsenal), Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Cristian Chivu (Ajax, Roma), Samuel Eto'o (Mallorca), Luís Figo(Real Madrid), Giovane Élber (Bayern Munich, Lyon), Ludovic Giuly (AS Monaco), Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich), Patrick Kluivert (Barcelona), Darko Kovačević (Real Sociedad), Claude Makélélé (Real Madrid, Chelsea), Michael Owen (Liverpool), Pauleta (Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain), Robert Pirès (Arsenal), Míchel Salgado (Real Madrid), Paul Scholes (Manchester United), Lilian Thuram (Juventus), Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Patrick Vieira (Arsenal), Christian Vieri (Internazionale), Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal), and Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus).


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2003". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 

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