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1979 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 1979 award. The winner was Kevin Keegan. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1979 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Kevin Keegan Hamburger SV England 118
2 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich West Germany 52
3 Ruud Krol Ajax Netherlands 41
4 Manfred Kaltz Hamburger SV West Germany 27
5 Michel Platini Saint-Étienne France 23
6 Paolo Rossi Perugia Italy 16
7 Trevor Francis Nottingham Forest England 13
  Liam Brady Arsenal Republic of Ireland 13
9 Zbigniew Boniek Widzew Łódź Poland 8
  Zdeněk Nehoda Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 8
11 Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Scotland 7
  Allan Simonsen Barcelona Denmark  
13 Paul Breitner Bayern Munich West Germany 6
  Kees Kist AZ Netherlands 6
15 Johnny Rep Saint-Étienne Netherlands 5
  Tony Woodcock 1. FC Köln England 5
  Hans Krankl Barcelona Austria 5
  Safet Sušić FK Sarajevo SFR Yugoslavia 5
19 Uli Stielike Real Madrid West Germany 4
20 Marius Trésor Marseille France 3
21 João Alves Paris Saint-Germain Portugal 2
  Franco Causio Juventus Italy 2
  Gordon McQueen Manchester United Scotland 2
  René van de Kerkhof PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 2
  Bruno Pezzey Eintracht Frankfurt Austria 2
  Simon Tahamata Ajax Netherlands 2
27 Juan Manuel Asensi Barcelona Spain 1
  Trevor Brooking West Ham United England 1
  Ronnie Hellström Kaiserslautern Sweden 1
  Hansi Müller VfB Stuttgart West Germany 1
  Antonín Panenka Bohemians 1905 Czechoslovakia 1
  Walter Schachner Austria Wien Austria 1

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