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1994 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 1994 award. The winner was the Bulgarian Hristo Stoichkov, who played for Barcelona. Stoichkov is the only player from Bulgaria to have won the award.

As only European players were eligible for the Ballon d'Or at this time, there may have been players outside of Europe deserving of the best player of the year award. To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Ballon d'Or in 2016, the results were reevaluated, and it was determined that in 1994 Romário would have won if he was eligible.

See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1994 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Hristo Stoichkov Barcelona Bulgaria 210
2 Roberto Baggio Juventus Italy 136
3 Paolo Maldini Milan Italy 109
4 Gheorghe Hagi Barcelona Romania 68
  Tomas Brolin Parma Sweden 68
6 Jürgen Klinsmann Tottenham Hotspur Germany 43
7 Thomas Ravelli IFK Göteborg Sweden 21
8 Jari Litmanen Ajax Finland 12
9 Marcel Desailly Milan France 8
  Dejan Savićević Milan FR Yugoslavia 8
11 Franco Baresi Milan Italy 7
  Michel Preud'homme Benfica Belgium 7
13 Michael Laudrup Real Madrid Denmark 4
  Yordan Letchkov Hamburger SV Bulgaria 4
  Eric Cantona Manchester United France 4
16 Krasimir Balakov[notes 1] Sporting CP Bulgaria 3
  José Luis Caminero Atlético Madrid Spain 3
  Jean-Pierre Papin Bayern Munich France 3
  Giuseppe Signori Lazio Italy 3
  Lothar Matthäus Bayern Munich Germany 3
21 Philippe Albert Newcastle United Belgium 2
  Otto Konrad Austria Salzburg Austria 2
  Ciriaco Sforza Kaiserslautern Switzerland 2
24 Kennet Andersson Caen Sweden 1
  Zvonimir Boban Milan Croatia 1
  Martin Dahlin Borussia Mönchengladbach Sweden 1
  Pep Guardiola Barcelona Spain 1
  Andreas Möller Borussia Dortmund Germany 1

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