2000 Ballon d'Or
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).
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).
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