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1964 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 1964 award. The winner was Scottish player Denis Law, who played for Manchester United. Law is the only player from Scotland to win the award.

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 1964 Pelé would have won if he was eligible.

See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1964 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Denis Law Manchester United Scotland 61
2 Luis Suárez Internazionale Spain 43
3 Amancio Real Madrid Spain 38
4 Eusébio Benfica Portugal 31
5 Paul Van Himst Anderlecht Belgium 28
6 Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur England 19
7 Mario Corso Internazionale Italy 17
8 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 15
9 Gianni Rivera Milan Italy 14
10 Valery Voronin Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 11
11 Ferenc Bene Újpest Hungary 6
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger Mantova / Roma West Germany 6
13 Jean Nicolay Standard Liège Belgium 5
14 Helmut Haller Bologna West Germany 4
15 José Torres Benfica Portugal 3
16 Flórián Albert Ferencváros Hungary 2
José Altafini Milan Italy 2
Coen Moulijn Feyenoord Netherlands 2
19 Néstor Combin Lyon / Juventus France 1
Giacinto Facchetti Internazionale Italy 1
Ole Madsen HIK Denmark 1
Sandro Mazzola Internazionale Italy 1
Bobby Moore West Ham United England 1
Jef Jurion Anderlecht Belgium 1
Omar Sívori Juventus Italy 1
Klaus Urbanczyk Chemie Halle East Germany 1


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