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

Can you guess who won the prestigious Ballon dÓr in 1992? The hint is that he is a Dutch player (Holland). We have collected information about the history of some of the best football players, that is, their performance statistics over time.

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

Most Ballon dÓr wins

France – 6

  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

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 Müller – 1970

Netherlands – 7th

  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 above countries (except France with 6) have 7 Ballon dór winners. But it seems that Lionel Messi’s competition is against countries and not the players. He alone has 7 golden balls to his name.

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

Argentina – 7th

  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 – 7th

  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. Eusebius – 1965

However, the Portuguese striker broke the streak and went on to win four consecutive Ballon dÓrs from 2013 to 2017. Between his best years, he became the highest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history.

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

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

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