2000 Ballon d'Or

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2000 Ballon d'Or winner Luís Figo
Figo's Ballon D'Or

The 2000 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 Luís Figo on 19 December 2000.[1]

Figo was the second Portuguese player to win the award after Eusébio (1965). He was also the third Real Madrid player to win the trophy after Alfredo Di Stéfano (1957, 1959) and Raymond Kopa (1958).[2]


Rank Name Club(s) Nationality Points
1 Luís Figo Spain Barcelona
Spain Real Madrid
 Portugal 197
2 Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus  France 181
3 Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan  Ukraine 85
4 Thierry Henry England Arsenal  France 57
5 Alessandro Nesta Italy Lazio  Italy 39
6 Rivaldo Spain Barcelona  Brazil 39
7 Gabriel Batistuta Italy Roma  Argentina 26
8 Gaizka Mendieta Spain Valencia  Spain 22
9 Raúl Spain Real Madrid  Spain 18
10 Paolo Maldini Italy Milan  Italy 10
David Beckham England Manchester United  England 10
12 Zlatko Zahovič Greece Olympiacos
Spain Valencia
 Slovenia 8
Fabien Barthez England Manchester United  France 8
14 Francesco Toldo Italy Fiorentina  Italy 7
Francesco Totti Italy Roma  Italy 7
Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid  Brazil 7
17 Patrick Kluivert Spain Barcelona  Netherlands 6
18 Edgar Davids Italy Juventus  Netherlands 5
Hakan Şükür Italy Internazionale  Turkey 5
Mário Jardel Turkey Galatasaray  Brazil 5
Fernando Redondo Italy Milan  Argentina 5
22 Pavel Nedvěd Italy Lazio  Czech Republic 4
David Trezeguet Italy Juventus  France 4
24 Marcel Desailly England Chelsea  France 2
Oliver Kahn Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 2
Rui Costa Italy Fiorentina  Portugal 2
27 Laurent Blanc Italy Internazionale  France 1
Claudio López Italy Lazio  Argentina 1
Roy Keane England Manchester United  Ireland 1
Juan Sebastián Verón Italy Lazio  Argentina 1

Additionally, nineteen players were nominated but received no votes: Sonny Anderson (Brazil and Lyon), Nicolas Anelka (France, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain), Jocelyn Angloma (France and Valencia), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands and Arsenal), Hernán Crespo (Argentina, Parma and Lazio), Didier Deschamps (France, Chelsea and Valencia), Marcelo Gallardo (Argentina and Monaco, Geremi (Cameroon and Real Madrid), Ryan Giggs (Wales and Manchester United), Filippo Inzaghi (Italy and Juventus), Patrick M'Boma (Cameroon, Cagliari and Parma), Savo Milošević (Serbia and Montenegro, Real Zaragoza and Parma), Nuno Gomes (Portugal, Benfica and Fiorentina), Álvaro Recoba (Uruguay and Inter Milan), Paul Scholes (England and Manchester United), Marco Simone (Italy and Monaco), Jaap Stam (Netherlands and Manchester United), Sylvain Wiltord (France, Bordeaux and Arsenal) and Boudewijn Zenden (Netherlands and Barcelona).


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2000". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2009.
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2009.

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