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1983 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 1983 award. The winner was Michel Platini, the first of his three awards. He also won the Ballon d'Or in 1984 and 1985. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1983 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Michel Platini Juventus France 110
2 Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Scotland 26
3 Allan Simonsen Vejle Denmark 25
4 Gordon Strachan Aberdeen Scotland 24
5 Felix Magath Hamburger SV West Germany 20
6 Jean-Marie Pfaff Bayern Munich Belgium 15
Rinat Dasayev Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 15
8 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich West Germany 14
Jesper Olsen Ajax Denmark 14
10 Bryan Robson Manchester United England 13
11 Fernando Gomes Porto Portugal 10
Bernd Schuster Barcelona West Germany 10
Franky Vercauteren Anderlecht Belgium 10
Alain Giresse Bordeaux France 10
15 Safet Sušić Paris Saint-Germain Yugoslavia 8
Ian Rush Liverpool Wales 8
17 Morten Olsen Anderlecht Denmark 6
18 Norman Whiteside Manchester United Northern Ireland 5
19 Bruno Conti Roma Italy 4
Eric Gerets Milan Belgium 4
Erwin Vandenbergh Anderlecht Belgium 4
Michael Laudrup Lazio Denmark 4
23 Liam Brady Sampdoria Republic of Ireland 3
Antonio Cabrini Juventus Italy 3
Carlos Manuel Benfica Portugal 3
Vasilis Hatzipanagis Iraklis Greece 3
Glenn Hysén IFK Göteborg Sweden 3
Paolo Rossi Juventus Italy 3
Costică Ștefănescu Universitatea Craiova Romania 3
30 Zbigniew Boniek Juventus Poland 2
Fedor Cherenkov Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 2
Ruud Gullit Feyenoord Netherlands 2
33 Søren Lerby Bayern Munich Denmark 1
Stoycho Mladenov CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 1
Tibor Nyilasi Austria Wien Hungary 1
Rudi Völler Werder Bremen West Germany 1


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