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1957 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best player from the previous year, starting in 1956. Up until 1995 it was awarded only to football players from Europe and was generally known as the European Footballer of the Year award.

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano in 1948

Below are the 25 nominees in the final order after voting for the 1957 Ballon d'Or award, the second ever time the award was presented. The winner was Alfredo Di Stéfano, who played for Real Madrid. Di Stéfano was born in Argentina, but became a Spanish citizen in 1956, thereby becoming eligible for the award. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1957 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid Spain 72
2 Billy Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers England 19
3 Duncan Edwards Manchester United England 16
Raymond Kopa Real Madrid France 16
5 László Kubala Barcelona Hungary 15
6 John Charles Leeds United / Juventus Wales 14
7 Eduard Streltsov Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 12
8 Tommy Taylor Manchester United England 10
9 József Bozsik Budapest Honvéd Hungary 9
Igor Netto Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 9
11 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 8
12 Francisco Gento Real Madrid Spain 7
Gyula Grosics Budapest Honvéd / Tatabánya Hungary 7
14 Danny Blanchflower Tottenham Hotspur Northern Ireland 4
Miloš Milutinović Partizan Yugoslavia 4
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Milan Italy 4
17 Gerhard Hanappi Rapid Wien Austria 3
Johnny Haynes Fulham England 3
Stanley Matthews Blackpool England 3
20 Sándor Kocsis Young Fellows Zürich Hungary 2
Horst Szymaniak Wuppertaler SV West Germany 2
22 Kurt Hamrin Padova Sweden 1
Ladislav Novák Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1


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