Ballon d'Or 1963

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Lev Yashin in 1965

The 1963 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 Lev Yashin, the first, and as of 2016, the only goalkeeper to win this award. Also he became the first Soviet and Russian national to win the trophy.[1][2]


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union 73
2 Gianni Rivera Milan  Italy 55
3 Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur  England 50
4 Denis Law Manchester United  Scotland 45
5 Eusébio Benfica  Portugal 19
6 Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 1. FC Köln / Mantova  West Germany 16
7 Uwe Seeler Hamburger SV  West Germany 9
8 Bobby Charlton Manchester United  England 5
Giovanni Trapattoni Milan  Italy 5
Luis Suárez Inter Milan  Spain 5
11 Paul Van Himst Anderlecht  Belgium 4
José Altafini Milan  Brazil 4
13 Omar Sívori Juventus  Argentina 3
Flórián Albert Ferencváros  Hungary 3
Harry Bild IFK Norrköping  Sweden 3
Josef Masopust Dukla Prague  Czechoslovakia 3
17 Jef Jurion Anderlecht  Belgium 2
Károly Sándor MTK Budapest  Hungary 3
Robert Herbin Saint-Étienne  France 2
Cesare Maldini Milan  Italy 2
21 Mário Coluna Benfica  Portugal 1
Ake Johansson IFK Norrköping  Sweden 1
Manfred Kaiser Wismut Aue  East Germany 1
Metin Oktay Galatasaray  Turkey 1
Svatopluk Pluskal Dukla Prague  Czechoslovakia 1