UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll

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The UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll is the popular name for an online poll conducted in 2004 by UEFA as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations, celebrating the best European footballers from the fifty previous years. The poll, available on UEFA's website, asked respondents to pick their ten favorite players from each of the five previous decades, from a shortlist of 250 players. Over 150,000 people responded, producing over seven million votes. Zinedine Zidane topped the poll narrowly from Franz Beckenbauer. Italian players featured most frequently with 10 nominations, edging out German players with 8 nominations.

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Player Nation Votes
1 Zinedine Zidane  France 123,582
2 Franz Beckenbauer  Germany 122,569
3 Johan Cruyff  Netherlands 119,332
4 Marco van Basten  Netherlands 117,987
5 Dino Zoff  Italy 114,529
6 Alfredo di Stéfano  Argentina  Spain 107,435
7 Eusébio  Portugal 103,937
8 Lev Yashin  Soviet Union 101,862
9 Michel Platini  France 99,380
10 Paolo Maldini  Italy 95,497
11 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary  Spain 94,361
12 Paolo Rossi  Italy 91,194
13 Ruud Gullit  Netherlands 91,001
14 Bobby Charlton  England 89,921
15 Lothar Matthäus  West Germany  Germany 86,798
16 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge  West Germany 86,649
17 Franco Baresi  Italy 83,800
18 Gerd Müller  West Germany 82,668
19 George Best  Northern Ireland 79,036
20 Kevin Keegan  England 78,840
21 Frank Rijkaard  Netherlands 71,333
22 Luís Figo  Portugal 71,299
23 Bobby Moore  England 70,884
24 Roberto Baggio  Italy 68,239
25 Michael Laudrup  Denmark 67,484
26 Ronald Koeman  Netherlands 66,661
27 Peter Schmeichel  Denmark 66,463
28 Gheorghe Hagi  Romania 62,383
29 Sepp Maier  West Germany 62,375
30 Oliver Kahn  Germany 58,151
31 Davor Šuker  Croatia 58,078
32 Raúl  Spain 56,880
33 Berti Vogts  West Germany 55,398
34 Johan Neeskens  Netherlands 54,796
35 Gianni Rivera  Italy 53,874
36 José Antonio Camacho  Spain 53,873
37 Marco Tardelli  Italy 53,732
38 Just Fontaine  France 53,612
39 Peter Shilton  England 50,841
40 Bernd Schuster  West Germany 50,247
41 Raymond Kopa  France 49,504
42 Éric Cantona  France 48,436
43 Stanley Matthews  England 47,915
44 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands 47,398
45 Valentin Kozmich Ivanov  Soviet Union 46,022
46 Gary Lineker  England 44,787
47 Alessandro Nesta  Italy 44,667
48 José Santamaría  Uruguay  Spain 43,690
49 Alessandro Del Piero  Italy 43,227
50 Alessandro Costacurta  Italy 42,511

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