Ballon d'Or 2004

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2004 Ballon d'Or winner Andriy Shevchenko

The 2004 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 Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko on 13 December 2004.[1] On 9 November 2004, 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]

Andriy Shevchenko was the third Ukrainian to win the award after Oleh Blokhin (1975) and Igor Belanov (1986).[4] He finished top goalscorer in the 2003–04 Serie A, scoring 24 goals in 32 matches, as his team won the league title. The best ranked goalkeeper on the list was Antonios Nikopolidis (Greece) with a 24th place (jointly with Baraja, Giuly and Maniche). Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal) was the best ranked defender in the list (9th place), while Deco (Portugal) was the best among the midfielders (2nd place).[3]

Rankings[edit]

Voted players[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Total Votes by place Votes
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1st Shevchenko  Ukraine Italy Milan 175 27 5 5 2 1 40
2nd Deco  Portugal Portugal Porto / Spain Barcelona 139 10 13 9 4 2 38
3rd Ronaldinho  Brazil Spain Barcelona 133 9 13 7 4 7 40
4th Henry  France England Arsenal 80 3 6 6 10 3 28
5th Zagorakis  Greece Greece AEK Athens / Italy Bologna 44 3 2 3 3 9 20
6th Adriano  Brazil Italy Parma / Italy Internazionale 27 - 3 2 2 5 12
7th Nedvěd  Czech Republic Italy Juventus 23 - - 4 4 3 11
8th Rooney  England England Everton / England Manchester United 22 - 1 3 2 5 11
9th Carvalho  Portugal Portugal Porto / England Chelsea 18 - 2 2 2 - 6
Nistelrooy  Netherlands England Manchester United 18 - - 4 2 2 8
11th Charisteas  Greece Germany Werder Bremen 15 - 1 1 2 4 8
12th Ronaldo  Portugal England Manchester United 11 - 1 1 2 - 4
Baroš  Czech Republic England Liverpool 11 - 1 - 3 1 5
14th Ibrahimović  Sweden Netherlands Ajax / Italy Juventus 8 - - - 3 2 5
15th Eto'o  Cameroon Spain Mallorca / Spain Barcelona 7 - 1 1 - - 2
Kaká  Brazil Italy Milan 7 - 1 - 1 1 3
17th Dellas  Greece Italy Roma 5 - 1 - - 1 2
Morientes  Spain France AS Monaco / Spain Real Madrid 5 - 1 - - 1 2
Lampard  England England Chelsea 5 - - 1 1 - 2
Drogba  Côte d'Ivoire France Marseille / England Chelsea 5 - - 1 - 2 3
Buffon  Italy Italy Juventus 5 - - 1 - 2 3
22nd Figo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid 4 - - - 2 - 2
23rd Zidane  France Spain Real Madrid 3 - - 1 - - 1
24th Baraja  Spain Spain Valencia 2 - - - 1 - 1
Giuly  France France AS Monaco / Spain Barcelona 2 - - - 1 - 1
Maniche  Portugal Portugal Porto 2 - - - 1 - 1
Nikopolidis  Greece Greece Panathinaikos / Greece Olympiacos 2 - - - - 2 2
28th Maldini  Italy Italy Milan 1 - - - - 1 1
Vicente  Spain Spain Valencia 1 - - - - 1 1

Non-voted players[edit]

The following 21 men were originally in contention for the 2004 Ballon d’Or, but did not receive any votes:

Player Nationality Club
Aílton  Brazil Germany Bremen / Germany Schalke 04
Ayala  Argentina Spain Valencia
Barthez  France England Manchester United / France Marseille
Beckham  England Spain Real Madrid
Petr Čech  Czech Republic England Chelsea
Emerson  Brazil Italy Roma / Italy Juventus
Juninho  Brazil France Lyon
Kapsis  Greece Greece AEK Athens / France Bordeaux
Larsson  Sweden Scotland Celtic / Spain Barcelona
Micoud  France Germany Bremen
Mista  Spain Spain Valencia
Nesta  Italy Italy Milan
Pirlo  Italy Italy Milan
Reyes  Spain Spain Sevilla / England Arsenal
Ronaldo  Brazil Spain Real Madrid
Cissé  France France Auxerre / England Liverpool
Scholes  England England Manchester United
Seedorf  Netherlands Italy Milan
Seitaridis  Greece Greece Panathinaikos / Portugal Porto
Totti  Italy Italy Roma
Vieira  France England Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian staff (13 December 2004). "Shevchenko wins Ballon d'Or". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Dias, Jorge (10 November 2010). "Os cinco magnificos" [The five magnificent]. Record (in Portuguese). 
  3. ^ a b Pierrend, José (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2004". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ Moore, Rob (21 January 2011). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 

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