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Ballon d'Or Quiz

How well do you know your Ballon d'Or trivia? Below is a short quiz about the Ballon d'Or Award for the world's best professional footballer. You will find more details about the answers in our section on the Ballon d'Or, particularly the Ballon d'Or Trivia page.

Ballon d'Or Quiz

1. Who won the inaugural Ballon d'Or award in 1956?
  • Pelé
  • Diego Maradona
  • Stanley Matthews
  • Johan Cruyff

2. What was the Ballon d'Or award commonly known as when it was first introduced in 1956?

  • FIFA World Player of the Year
  • European Footballer of the Year
  • Golden Ball
  • Football Excellence Award

3. In what year did the Ballon d'Or start allowing players from outside Europe to win?

  • 1960
  • 1980
  • 1995
  • 2000

4. Who became the first and only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or in 1963?
  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Dino Zoff
  • Lev Yashin
  • Fabio Cannavaro

5. Who holds the record for the most Ballon d'Or wins by a single player?

  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Pelé
  • Diego Maradona

6. Which French football legend won the Ballon d'Or three times in a row from 1983 to 1985?

  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Michel Platini
  • Thierry Henry
  • Raymond Kopa

7. In what year was the Ballon d'Or Féminin, the award for the best female footballer, introduced?

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
8. Who won the first Ballon d'Or Féminin?
  • Marta
  • Ada Hegerberg
  • Sam Kerr
  • Megan Rapinoe

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