Which clubs and players have won the Ballon d’Or from 2001 to 2020

Ballon d’Or winners by football clubs and players

Over the past 20 years or the first two decades of the 21st century, the Ballon d’Or has honored the top football players, from Ronaldinho’s dazzling skills to Cristiano Ronaldo’s superhuman goal-scoring achievements.

The clubs and players who received the prestigious Ballon d’Or award between 2001 and 2020 are listed below without further ado!

Here is a list of the football clubs and players who have won the Ballon d’Or from 2001 to 2020:

  • 2020: Not Awarded
  • 2019: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2018: Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2015: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2012: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2011: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2010: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2009: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • 2007: Kaka (AC Milan)
  • 2006: Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
  • 2005: Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
  • 2004: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan)
  • 2003: Pavel Nedved (Juventus)
  • 2002: Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 2001: Michael Owen (Liverpool)

The Ballon d’Or has recognized some of the greatest talents in soccer over the past two decades. Despite being only present since 1956, the Ballon d’Or has already established itself as one of the most renowned individual honors in sports.

The most successful player in the history of the Ballon d’Or is Lionel Messi, who has won the award seven times. He is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award five times. Since 1956, the Ballon d’Or has been given out annually (with a few exceptions). Normally, the award presentation takes place in November or December. Sir Stanley Matthews, an English winger, was the inaugural Ballon d’Or winner.

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