Golden Foot

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Francesco Totti's 2010 Golden Foot imprint

The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements (both as individuals and team players) and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once.[1]

Ten nominees are chosen by a panel of international journalists based on the criteria that they are at least 28 years of age and still playing. Out of this list, the winner is selected by an online poll, where anyone can vote.[2] The winner of the award leaves a permanent mould of his footprints on "The Champions Promenade", on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco.

Since 2009, there has been a charity auction accompanying the Golden Foot event. The auction is held during the gala evening at the Hôtel de Paris, and raises funds for fighting AIDS.[3]


List of Golden Foot award winners
Year Player Club Votes
2003 Italy Baggio, RobertoRoberto Baggio Italy Brescia
2004 Czech Republic Nedvěd, PavelPavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus
2005 Ukraine Shevchenko, AndriyAndriy Shevchenko Italy Milan
2006 Brazil Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
2007 Italy Del Piero, AlessandroAlessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus
2008 Brazil Carlos, RobertoRoberto Carlos Turkey Fenerbahçe
2009 Brazil Ronaldinho Italy Milan 43,755
2010 Italy Francesco Totti Italy Roma 25,738
2011 Wales Ryan Giggs England Manchester United
2012 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovic France Paris SG
2013 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Turkey Galatasaray
2014 Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona

By country[edit]

Country Players
 Italy 3
 Brazil 3
 Czech Republic 1
 Ukraine 1
 Wales 1
 Sweden 1
 Ivory Coast 1
 Spain 1

By club[edit]

Club Players
Italy Juventus 2
Italy Milan 2
Spain Real Madrid 1
Italy Brescia 1
Turkey Fenerbahçe 1
Italy Roma 1
England Manchester United 1
France Paris SG 1
Turkey Galatasaray 1
Spain Barcelona 1


List of Golden Foot award legends
Year Player
2003 Argentina Diego Maradona
Portugal Eusébio
Italy Gianni Rivera
France Just Fontaine
Italy Roberto Baggio
2004 Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano
Italy Dino Zoff
France Michel Platini
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd
2005 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
Spain Francisco Gento
Northern Ireland George Best
Liberia George Weah
Italy Gigi Riva
Brazil Roberto Rivellino
2006 Uruguay Alcides Ghiggia
Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Italy Giacinto Facchetti
France Raymond Kopa
Brazil Ronaldo
Brazil Zico
2007 Italy Alessandro Del Piero
Germany Gerd Müller
Bulgaria Hristo Stoitchkov
Argentina Mario Kempes
Italy Paolo Rossi
Brazil Romário
2008 Brazil Aldair
Ukraine Igor Belanov
Spain Luis Suárez
Brazil Roberto Carlos
France Zinedine Zidane
2009 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Brazil Nilton Santos
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin
Colombia René Higuita
Brazil Ronaldinho
Poland Zbigniew Boniek
2010 Brazil Carlos Dunga
Italy Francesco Totti
Argentina Francisco Varallo
Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Italy Giancarlo Antognoni
Mexico Hugo Sánchez
2011 Ghana Abedi Pele
Argentina Javier Zanetti
Portugal Luís Figo
Algeria Rabah Madjer
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Wales Ryan Giggs
2012 France Éric Cantona
Italy Franco Baresi
Germany Lothar Matthäus
Brazil Pelé
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
2013 Colombia Carlos Valderrama
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
France Jean-Pierre Papin
Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles
2014 Spain Andrés Iniesta
Czech Republic Antonín Panenka
Belgium Jean-Marie Pfaff
Japan Hidetoshi Nakata
United States Mia Hamm
Cameroon Roger Milla

By country[edit]

Country Players
 Brazil 10
 Italy 10
 Argentina 6
 France 6
 Germany 4
 Spain 3
 Ukraine 3
 Portugal 2
 Czech Republic 2
 Colombia 2
 Netherlands 1
 Uruguay 1
 Wales 1
 Sweden 1
 Ivory Coast 1
 Northern Ireland 1
 Liberia 1
 Hungary 1
 Bulgaria 1
 Poland 1
 Mexico 1
 Ghana 1
 Algeria 1
 Cameroon 1
 Belgium 1
 Turkey 1
 Japan 1
 United States 1


  1. ^ "GoldenFoot". World Champion Club Ltd. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Classic supports Golden Foot Awards - - ESPN Soccernet". 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Charity". World Champion Club Ltd. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 

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