Football Player's of the Year

Here is a comparison of three awards for the top world football (soccer) player of the year, as voted by different bodies, FIFA, France Football and World Soccer. Only the winners of the awards since 1991 are shown, as this is when the FIFA award was first given.

Since all these awards have been given, 17 times (out of 26) the same player has won all three awards.

From 2007 to 2009, the Ballon d'Or award was open to all world players, and the winners were the same as both of these awards. From 1995 until 2006, non-European players were eligible for the award if they played for a European club, and prior to 1995 only european players were eligible.

From 2005 until 2008, FIFPro also awarded the World Player of the Year before merging with the FIFA Ballon d'Or. The winners were the same as both of the FIFA and World Soccer awards.

year Ballon d'Or FIFA Award World Soccer Award same?
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Y
2015 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Y
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo y
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo y
2012 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Y
2011 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Y
2010 Lionel Messi Xavi Hernandez
2009 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Y
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Y
2007 Kaká Kaká Kaká Y
2006 Fabio Cannavaro Fabio Cannavaro Fabio Cannavaro Y
2005 Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Y
2004 Andriy Shevchenko Ronaldinho Ronaldinho  
2003 Pavel Nedvěd Zinedine Zidane Pavel Nedvěd
2002 Ronaldo Ronaldo Ronaldo Y
2001 Michael Owen Luís Figo Michael Owen
2000 Luís Figo Zinedine Zidane Luís Figo
1999 Rivaldo Rivaldo Rivaldo Y
1998 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane Y
1997 Ronaldo Ronaldo Ronaldo Y
1996 Matthias Sammer Ronaldo Ronaldo  
1995 George Weah George Weah Gianluca Vialli
1994 Hristo Stoichkov Romário Paolo Maldini
1993 Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio Y
1992 Marco van Basten Marco van Basten Marco van Basten Y
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Lothar Matthäus Jean-Pierre Papin

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