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1998 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best player from the previous year. From 1995 until 2007 the award was open to all players from around the world, as long as they had been been active at European clubs during that year.

Ballon d'Or award 1998Zidane's Ballon d'Or from 1998

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 1998 award. The winner was French player Zinedine Zidane who played for Juventus. Also on the nomination list were two sets of brothers: Frank and Ronald De Boers, and Brian and Michael Laudrups. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 1998 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Zinedine Zidane Juventus France 244
2 Davor Šuker Real Madrid Croatia 68
3 Ronaldo Internazionale Brazil 66
4 Michael Owen Liverpool England 51
5 Rivaldo Barcelona Brazil 45
6 Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina Argentina 43
7 Lilian Thuram Parma France 36
8 Edgar Davids Juventus Netherlands 28
Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal Netherlands 28
10 Marcel Desailly Chelsea France 19
11 Frank de Boer Ajax Netherlands 17
12 Emmanuel Petit Arsenal France 16
13 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid Brazil 13
14 Laurent Blanc Marseille France 11
Fabien Barthez Monaco France 11
16 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Italy 10
Predrag Mijatović Real Madrid Yugoslavia 10
18 Didier Deschamps Juventus France 9
Oliver Bierhoff Milan Germany 9
20 Michael Laudrup Ajax Denmark 6
21 Ronald de Boer Ajax Netherlands 4
Raúl Real Madrid Spain 4
23 Brian Laudrup Chelsea Denmark 3
Clarence Seedorf Real Madrid Netherlands 3
Marc Overmars Arsenal Netherlands 3
26 Christian Vieri Lazio Italy 2
Fernando Hierro Real Madrid Spain 2
28 David Beckham Manchester United England 1
Luis Enrique Barcelona Spain 1
Bixente Lizarazu Bayern Munich France 1
Nikos Machlas Vitesse Greece 1


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