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1969 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.

Gianni Rivera holding aloft the ballon d'or of 1969Gianni Rivera holding aloft the ballon d'or of 1969

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 1969 award. The winner was Italian Gianni Rivera, who played for A.C. Milan. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1969 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Gianni Rivera A.C. Milan Italy 83
2 Gigi Riva Cagliari Italy 79
3 Gerd Müller Bayern Munich West Germany 38
4 Johan Cruyff Ajax Netherlands 30
  Ove Kindvall Feyenoord Sweden 30
6 George Best Manchester United Northern Ireland 21
7 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich West Germany 18
8 Pierino Prati Milan Italy 17
9 Petar Zhekov CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 14
10 Jack Charlton Leeds United England 10
11 Albert Shesternyov CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 8
12 Dragan Džajić Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 6
13 Francis Lee Manchester City England 4
  Martin Peters West Ham United England 4
15 Jozef Adamec Spartak Trnava Czechoslovakia 3
  Bobby Charlton Manchester United England 3
  Angelo Sormani Milan Italy 3
18 Ferenc Bene Újpest Hungary 2
  Andrej Kvašňák KRC Mechelen Czechoslovakia 2
  Louis Pilot Standard Liège Luxembourg 2
  Giorgos Sideris Olympiacos Greece 2
  Manuel Velázquez Real Madrid Spain 2
23 Billy Bremner Leeds United Scotland 1
  Kazimierz Deyna Legia Warsaw Poland 1
  Mimis Domazos Panathinaikos Greece 1
  Gilbert Gress VfB Stuttgart France 1
  Jimmy Johnstone Celtic Scotland 1
  Włodzimierz Lubański Górnik Zabrze Poland 1
  Vladimir Muntyan Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 1
  Wilfried Van Moer Standard Liège Belgium 1
  Ivo Viktor Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1

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