Most Ballon dÓr Wins By Country

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Here we show you countries and their players with most Ballon dÓr wins

Can you guess who won the prestigious Ballon dÓr in 1992? The hint is that he is a Dutch player (Netherlands). We have gathered information on some of the best players football history, that is, their all time performance stats.

This article will tell you about the the countries and its players that have won the most Ballon dÓrs in football history.

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Most Ballon dÓr Wins

France – 7

  1. Zinedine Zidane – 1998
  2. Jean-Pierre Papin – 1991
  3. Michel Platini – 1985
  4. Michel Platini – 1984
  5. Michel Platini – 1983
  6. Raymond Kopa – 1958
  7. Karim Benzema – 2022

Germany – 7

  1. Matthias Sammer – 1996
  2. Lothar Matthäus – 1990
  3. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 1981
  4. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 1980
  5. Franz Beckenbauer – 1976
  6. Franz Beckenbauer – 1972
  7. Gerd Muller – 1970

Netherlands – 7

  1. Marco Van Basten – 1992
  2. Marco Van Basten – 1989
  3. Marco Van Basten – 1988
  4. Ruud Gullit – 1987
  5. Johan Cruyff – 1974
  6. Johan Cruyff – 1973
  7. Johan Cruyff – 1971

All of the countries mentioned above have 7 Ballon dór winners. But it looks like Lionel Messi’s competition is against countries and not the players. He alone has 7 Golden Balls to his name.

Also Read: 2022 Ballon dÓr Power Rankings, Karim Benzema On The Top

The ‘golden era of football’ was started by Cristiano Ronaldo when he won the Ballon dÓr in 2008. After that, Messi went on winning four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012. He still holds the record for most goals scored in a calendar year (91 goals).

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Argentina – 7

  1. Lionel Messi – 2021
  2. Lionel Messi – 2019
  3. Lionel Messi – 2015
  4. Lionel Messi – 2012
  5. Lionel Messi – 2011
  6. Lionel Messi – 2010
  7. Lionel Messi – 2009

Portugal – 7

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 2017
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 2016
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 2014
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo – 2013
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 2008
  6. Luis Figo – 2000
  7. Eusebio – 1965

The Portuguese striker however broke the streak and went on winning four consecutive Ballon dÓrs from 2013 to 2017. Between those prime years of his, he became the highest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history.

The last time Netherlands won the Ballon dÓr was back in 1992 when Marco Van Basten lifted the third of his career. On the other side, Germany’s last Ballon dÓr winner was Matthias Sammer who had an incredible journey in 1991/92 season.

Zinedine Zidane is the only Real Madrid player in France national team to have won the Ballon dÓ.