Ballon d'Or 2005

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2005 Ballon d'Or
Ronaldinho 11feb2007.jpg
2005 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho
Dates 2005
2004
2006

The 2005 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was delivered to the Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho on 28 November 2005.[1] On 24 October 2005, was announced the shortlist of 50 male players compiled by a group of experts from France Football.[2] There were 52 voters, from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales and Yugoslavia. Each picked a first (5pts), second (4pts), third (3pts), fourth (2pts) and fifth choice (1pt).[3]

Ronaldinho was the third Brazilian to win the award after Rivaldo (1999) and Ronaldo (2002).[1] Petr Čech (Czech Republic) was the best ranked goalkeeper in the list with a 14th place. Paolo Maldini (Italy) was the best ranked defender (6th place), while Thierry Henry (France) was the best among the forwards (4th place).[3]

Rankings[edit]

Voted players[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Total Votes by place Votes
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1st Ronaldinho  Brazil Spain Barcelona 225 33 11 4 2 - 50
2nd Frank Lampard  England England Chelsea 148 6 13 15 10 1 45
3rd Steven Gerrard  England England Liverpool 142 8 18 7 3 3 39
4th Thierry Henry  France England Arsenal 41 2 1 6 3 3 15
5th Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine Italy Milan 33 - 3 3 4 4 14
6th Paolo Maldini  Italy Italy Milan 23 1 1 2 1 6 11
7th Adriano  Brazil Italy Internazionale 22 - - 4 2 6 12
8th Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Italy Juventus 21 - 1 2 4 3 10
9th Kaká  Brazil Italy Milan 19 - 2 1 4 - 7
10th Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon Spain Barcelona 18 - 1 2 3 2 8
John Terry  England England Chelsea 18 - 1 - 3 8 12
12th Juninho  Brazil France Lyon 15 - - 1 3 6 10
13th Claude Makélélé  France England Chelsea 8 1 - 1 - - 2
14th Riquelme  Argentina Spain Villarreal 7 - - 1 2 - 3
Petr Čech  Czech Republic England Chelsea 7 - - 1 1 2 4
Didier Drogba  Côte d'Ivoire England Chelsea 7 - - 1 1 2 4
Michael Ballack  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 7 - - - 3 1 4
18th Zinedine Zidane  France Spain Real Madrid 5 1 - - - - 1
19th Gianluigi Buffon  Italy Italy Juventus 4 - - - 1 2 3
20th Jamie Carragher  England England Liverpool 3 - - 1 - - 1
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal England Manchester United 3 - - - 1 1 2
22nd Michael Essien  Ghana France Lyon / England Chelsea 2 - - - 1 - 1
23rd Luis García  Spain England Liverpool 1 - - - - 1 1
Pavel Nedvěd  Czech Republic Italy Juventus 1 - - - - 1 1

Non-voted players[edit]

The following 26 men were originally in contention for the 2005 Ballon d’Or, but did not receive any votes:

Player Nationality Club
David Beckham  England Spain Real Madrid
Mauro Camoranesi  Italy Italy Juventus
Fabio Cannavaro  Italy Italy Juventus
Grégory Coupet  France France Lyon
Cris  Brazil France Lyon
Deco  Portugal Spain Barcelona
Dida  Brazil Italy Milan
Emerson  Brazil Italy Juventus
Luís Figo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid / Italy Internazionale
Diego Forlán  Uruguay Spain Villarreal
Roy Makaay  Netherlands Germany Bayern Munich
Michael Owen  England Spain Real Madrid / England Newcastle
Park Ji-Sung  South Korea Netherlands PSV / England Manchester United
Andrea Pirlo  Italy Italy Milan
Raúl  Spain Spain Real Madrid
Arjen Robben  Netherlands England Chelsea
Roberto Carlos  Brazil Spain Real Madrid
Robinho  Brazil Spain Real Madrid
Ronaldo  Brazil Spain Real Madrid
Wayne Rooney  England England Manchester United
Lilian Thuram  France Spain Barcelona
David Trezeguet  France Italy Juventus
Mark van Bommel  Netherlands Italy Juventus / Spain Barcelona
Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands England Manchester United
Patrick Vieira  France England Arsenal / Italy Juventus
Xavi  Spain Spain Barcelona

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