Ballon d'Or 2003
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).
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).
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