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1960 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best player from the previous year. 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 nominees in the final order after voting for the 1960 award. The winner was Spanish player Luis Suárez. He was the first Spanish player to win the Ballon d'Or.

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 1960 Pelé would have won if he was eligible.

See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1960 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Luis Suárez FC Barcelona Spain 54
2 Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid Hungary 37
3 Uwe Seeler Hamburger SV West Germany 33
4 Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid Spain 32
5 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 28
6 Raymond Kopa Reims France 14
7 John Charles Juventus Wales 11
  Bobby Charlton Manchester United England 11
9 Omar Sívori Juventus Italy 9
  Horst Szymaniak Karlsruher SC West Germany 9
11 Francisco Gento Real Madrid Spain 8
12 Borivoje Kostić Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 7
13 Joseph Ujlaki RC Paris France 5
14 Kurt Hamrin Fiorentina Sweden 4
  Bobby Smith Tottenham Hotspur England 4
16 Luis del Sol Real Betis /  Real Madrid Spain 3
  Jimmy Greaves Chelsea England 3
  Ivan Kolev CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 3
19 János Göröcs Újpest Hungary 2
  Károly Sándor MTK Budapest Hungary 2
  Dragoslav Šekularac Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 2
  Agne Simonsson Örgryte IS /  Real Madrid Sweden 2
23 Antonio Angelillo Internazionale Italy 1
  Gerhard Hanappi Rapid Wien Austria 1
  Erich Hof Wiener SC Austria 1
  Blagoje Vidinić Radnički Belgrade Yugoslavia 1

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