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1966 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 1966 award. The winner was Bobby Charlton. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1966 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Bobby Charlton Manchester United England 81
2 Eusébio Benfica Portugal 80
3 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich West Germany 59
4 Bobby Moore West Ham United England 31
5 Flórián Albert Ferencváros Hungary 23
6 Ferenc Bene Újpest Hungary 8
7 Lev Yashin Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 6
8 Alan Ball Blackpool / Everton England 6
9 János Farkas Vasas Hungary 6
10 José Torres Benfica Portugal 5
11 Mario Corso Internazionale Italy 4
  Valery Voronin Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 4
13 Mário Coluna Benfica Portugal 3
14 Georgi Asparuhov Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2
  Gordon Banks Leicester City England 2
  Geoff Hurst West Ham United England 2
  Sandro Mazzola Internazionale Italy 2
18 Igor Chislenko Dynamo Moscow Soviet Union 1
  Tony Dunne Manchester United Ireland 1
  Helmut Haller Bologna West Germany 1
  Denis Law Manchester United Scotland 1
  Willi Schulz Hamburger SV West Germany 1
  Paul Van Himst Anderlecht Belgium 1

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