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1974 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.

Johan Cruyff being presented with one of his three Ballon d'Or awardsJohan Cruyff being presented with one of his three Ballon d'Or awards

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 1974 award. The winner was Johan Cruyff of Ajax. Cruyff also won in 1971 and 1973. The Dutch master was the first player to win the award three times. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1974 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Johan Cruyff Barcelona Netherlands 116
2 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich West Germany 105
3 Kazimierz Deyna Legia Warsaw Poland 35
4 Paul Breitner Bayern Munich West Germany 32
5 Johan Neeskens Barcelona Netherlands 21
6 Grzegorz Lato Stal Mielec Poland 16
7 Gerd Müller Bayern Munich West Germany 14
8 Robert Gadocha Legia Warsaw Poland 11
9 Billy Bremner Leeds United Scotland 9
10 Ralf Edström PSV Eindhoven Sweden 4
Jürgen Sparwasser 1. FC Magdeburg East Germany 4
Berti Vogts Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 4
13 Ronnie Hellström 1. FC Kaiserslautern Sweden 3
Jan Tomaszewski ŁKS Łódź Poland 3
15 José Altafini Juventus Italy 2
Hristo Bonev Lokomotiv Plovdiv Bulgaria 2
Jerzy Gorgoń Górnik Zabrze Poland 2
Sepp Maier Bayern Munich West Germany 2
19 Oleg Blokhin Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 1
Rainer Bonhof Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 1
Jean-Marc Guillou Angers France 1
Uli Hoeneß Bayern Munich West Germany 1
Branko Oblak Hajduk Split Yugoslavia 1


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