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1958 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best player from the previous year. In 1958 (and up until 1995) only football players from Europe were eligible, and was generally known as the European Footballer of the Year award.

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 1958 award. The winner was French player Raymond Kopa who played for Real Madrid. Kopa was the first Frenchman to win the award. The annual Kopa Trophy for the world's best young men's player is named after Raymond Kopa. See the list of every official Ballon d'Or winner.

As only European players were eligible for the Ballon d'Or at this time, there may have been players outside of Europe deserving of the best player of the year award. To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Ballon d'Or in 2016, the results were reevaluated, and it was determined that in 1958, after a very successful World Cup campaign, Pelé would have won if he was eligible.

Final order for the men's 1958 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Raymond Kopa Real Madrid France 71
2 Helmut Rahn Rot-Weiss Essen West Germany 40
3 Just Fontaine Reims France 23
4 John Charles Juventus Wales 15
  Kurt Hamrin Padova / Fiorentina Sweden 15
6 Billy Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers England 9
7 Johnny Haynes Fulham England 7
8 Harry Gregg Manchester United Northern Ireland 6
  Nils Liedholm Milan Sweden  
  Horst Szymaniak Wuppertaler SV West Germany 6
11 Colin McDonald Burnley England 5
12 Francisco Gento Real Madrid Spain 4
  Gunnar Gren Örgryte IS Sweden 4
14 Vujadin Boškov Vojvodina Yugoslavia 3
  Bengt Gustavsson Atalanta Sweden 3
  Valentin Ivanov Torpedo Moskva Soviet Union 3
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Spain 3
  Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 3
19 Orvar Bergmark Örebro SK Sweden 2
  Danny Blanchflower Tottenham Hotspur Northern Ireland 2
  Ivan Kolev CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 2
  Bruno Nicolè Juventus Italy 2
  Ladislav Novák Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 2
  Lennart Skoglund Internazionale Sweden 2
25 Giampiero Boniperti Juventus Italy 1
  Gerhard Hanappi Rapid Wien Austria 1

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