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  European Footballer of the Year / UEFA Best Player in Europe FIFA World Player of the Year
             
1956 Stanley Matthews ENG Blackpool  
1957 Alfredo Di Stefano ESP Real Madrid  
1958 Raymond Kopa FRA Real Madrid  
1959 Alfredo Di Stefano ESP Real Madrid  
1960 Luis Suarez ESP Barcelona  
1961 Omar Sivori ARG Juventus  
1962 Josef Masopust CZE Dukla Prague  
1963 Lev Yashin URS Dynamo Moscow  
1964 Dennis Law SCO Manchester United  
1965 Eusebio POR Benfica  
1966 Bobby Charlton ENG Manchester United  
1967 Florian Albert HUN Ferencvaros  
1968 George Best NIR Manchester United  
1969 Gianni Rivera ITA AC Milan  
1970 Gerd Muller FDR Bayern Munich  
1971 Johan Cruyff NED Ajax  
1972 Franz Beckenbauer FDR Bayern Munich  
1973 Johan Cruyff NED Barcelona  
1974 Johan Cruyff NED Barcelona  
1975 Oleg Blokhin URS Dynamo Kiev  
1976 Franz Beckenbauer FDR Bayern Munich  
1977 Alan Simonsen DEN B. Moenchengladbach  
1978 Kevin Keegan ENG Hamburg SV  
1979 Kevin Keegan ENG Hamburg SV  
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenige FDR Bayern Munich  
1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenige FDR Bayern Munich  
1982 Paolo Rossi ITA Juventus  
1983 Michel Platini FRA Juventus  
1984 Michel Platini FRA Juventus  
1985 Michel Platini FRA Juventus  
1986 Yuri Belanov URS Dynamo Kiev  
1987 Ruud Gullitt NED PSV Eindhoven  
1988 Marco Van Basten NED AC Milan  
1989 Marco Van Basten NED AC Milan  
1990 Lothar Matthaus GER Inter Milan  
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin FRA Marseille Lothar Matthaus GER Inter Milan
1992 Marco Van Basten NED AC Milan Marco Van Basten NED AC Milan
1993 Roberto Baggio ITA Juventus Roberto Baggio ITA Juventus
1994 Hristo Stoichkov BUL Barcelona Romario BRA Barcelona
1995 George Weah LIB AC Milan George Weah LIB AC Milan
1996 Matthias Sammer GER Borussia Dortmund Ronaldo BRA Barcelona
1997 Ronaldo BRA Barcelona Ronaldo BRA Barcelona
1998 Zinedine Zidane FRA Juventus Zinedine Zidane FRA Juventus
1999 Rivaldo BRA Barcelona Rivaldo BRA Barcelona
2000 Luis Figo POR Barcelona Zinedine Zidane FRA Juventus
2001 Michael Owen ENG Liverpool Luis Figo POR Real Madrid
2002 Ronaldo BRA Inter Milan Ronaldo BRA Inter Milan
2003 Pavel Nedved CZE Juventus Zinedine Zidane FRA Real Madrid
2004 Andriy Shevchenko UKR AC Milan Ronaldinho BRA Barcelona
2005 Ronaldinho BRA Barcelona Ronaldinho BRA Barcelona
2006 Fabio Cannavaro ITA Juventus Fabio Cannavaro ITA Juventus
2007 Kaka BRA AC Milan Kaka BRA AC Milan
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo POR Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo POR Manchester United
2009 Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona
2010 Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona

           

UEFA Best Player in Europe      

           
2011 Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona
2012 Andres Iniesta ESP Barcelona Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona
2013 Franck Ribery FRA Bayern Munich Cristiano Ronaldo POR Real Madrid
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo POR Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo POR Real Madrid
2015
Lionel Messi
ARG
Barcelona
Lionel Messi
ARG
Barcelona
2016
Cristiano Ronaldo
POR
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo
POR
Real Madrid