Here we show you some of the best leagues with the most Ballon dÓr wins in history
Can you guess which year Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon dÓr? We have collected information from Transfermarkt about some of the best leagues in the world, i.e. their performance statistics.
This article will tell you about the top 10 leagues with the most Ballon dÓr tallies in football history.
Most Ballon dÓr wins
- La Liga – 26
- Series A – 20
- Bundesliga – 9
- Premier League – 6
- Ligue 1 – 3
- Eredivisie – 2
- Soviet Top League – 2
- Liga Portugal – 1
- Czech First League – 1
- Nemzeti Baknoksag – 1
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi actually carried the entire La Liga performance history alone. They have a total of 12 Ballon dÓrs combined – 5 of the former and 7 of the latter.
Serie A has a number of Ballon dÓr winners, including iconic players such as Pavel Nedved, Fabio Cannavaro and Kaka.
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We can clearly see the difference between the top two positions and those after them. The Premier League is arguably the toughest league in the world and therefore its players are expected to outperform other players to win the Ballon dÓr.
However, there has been a tally of 6 Ballon dÓrs in the Premier League. One of these was won by Cristiano Ronaldo, who lifted his first Ballon d’Or in 2008 after leading Manchester United to a UEFA Champions League title.
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Karim Benzema has won the 2022 Ballon dÓr and it is the first time since 1998 that a French player has lifted the golden ball. Let us tell you that Zinedine Zidane won the 1998 Ballon dÓr after his brilliant performance in the 1997/98 season.