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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.

Below are the 25 nominees in the final order after voting for the 1957 award, the second ever. The winner was Spanish player Alfredo Di Stéfano, who played for Real Madrid. 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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