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1995 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best player from the previous year. Up until this year it was awarded only to football players from Europe and was generally known as the European Footballer of the Year award. In 1995 the Ballon d'Or was expanded to include all players from around the world, as long as they had been been active at European clubs.

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 1995 award. The winner was George Weah. Weah was from Liberia, and became the first non-European and first African national team player to win the award. He is the only player from Liberia to have ever won the award.

Also at this ceremony, Argentinian legend Diego Maradona received an honorary Ballon d'Or for his services to football, called the Golden Ballon d'Or.

See the list of all-time Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1995 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 George Weah Paris Saint-Germain / Milan Liberia 144
2 Jürgen Klinsmann Tottenham Hotspur F.C. /  Bayern Munich Germany 108
3 Jari Litmanen Ajax Finland 67
4 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Italy 57
5 Patrick Kluivert Ajax Netherlands 47
6 Gianfranco Zola Parma Italy 41
7 Paolo Maldini Milan Italy 36
8 Marc Overmars Ajax Netherlands 33
9 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund Germany 18
10 Michael Laudrup Real Madrid Denmark 17
11 Marcel Desailly Milan France 16
12 Frank Rijkaard Ajax Netherlands 15
Fabrizio Ravanelli Juventus Italy 15
14 Paulo Sousa Juventus Portugal 14
Hristo Stoichkov Parma Bulgaria 14
16 Dejan Savićević Milan Yugoslavia 12
17 Davor Šuker Sevilla Croatia 10
18 Fernando Hierro Real Madrid Spain 9
19 Gianluca Vialli Juventus Italy 8
20 Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina Argentina 7
21 Franco Baresi Milan Italy 6
Finidi George Ajax Nigeria 6
23 Roberto Baggio Juventus Italy 5
Tony Yeboah Leeds United Ghana 5
Zvonimir Boban Milan Croatia 5
26 Ronaldo PSV Eindhoven Brazil 4
27 Juan Esnáider Real Zaragoza /  Real Madrid Argentina 3
Iván Zamorano Real Madrid Chile 3
Andreas Möller Borussia Dortmund Germany 3
30 Vítor Baía Porto Portugal 2
Bebeto Deportivo La Coruña Brazil 2
32 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers England 1
Luís Figo Barcelona Portugal 1
Ian Wright Arsenal England 1


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