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2001 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 2001Michael Owen's Ballon d'Or from 2001

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 2001 award. The winner was Englishman Michael Owen, who was only aged 22 years. He was the first Englishman to win this award since Kevin Keegan in 1979. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 2001 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Michael Owen Liverpool England 176
2 Raúl Real Madrid Spain 140
3 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich Germany 114
4 David Beckham Manchester United England 102
5 Francesco Totti A.S. Roma Italy 57
6 Luís Figo Real Madrid Portugal 56
7 Rivaldo Barcelona Brazil 20
8 Andriy Shevchenko Milan Ukraine 18
9 Thierry Henry Arsenal France 14
  Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid France 14
11 Bixente Lizarazu Bayern Munich France 10
12 David Trezeguet Juventus France 7
13 Stefan Effenberg Bayern Munich Germany 6
14 Henrik Larsson Celtic Sweden 4
  Alessandro Nesta Lazio Italy 4
16 Juan Sebastián Verón Lazio /  Manchester United Argentina 3
  Hernán Crespo Lazio Argentina 3
18 Giovane Élber Bayern Munich Brazil 2
  Gaizka Mendieta Valencia / Lazio Spain 2
  Roberto Carlos Real Madrid Brazil 2
  Damiano Tommasi Roma Italy 2
  Sami Hyypiä Liverpool Finland 2
  Emmanuel Olisadebe Panathinaikos Poland 2
  Ebbe Sand Schalke 04 Denmark 2
25 Roberto Baggio Brescia Italy 1
  Steven Gerrard Liverpool England 1
  Rui Costa Milan Portugal 1
28 Sonny Anderson Lyon Brazil 0
  Fabien Barthez Manchester United France 0
  Gabriel Batistuta Roma Argentina 0
  Gianluigi Buffon Parma / Juventus Italy 0
  Cafu Roma Brazil 0
  Vincent Candela Roma France 0
  Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Italy 0
  Marcel Desailly Chelsea France 0
  Rio Ferdinand Leeds United England 0
  Ryan Giggs Manchester United Wales 0
  Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea Netherlands 0
  Iván Helguera Real Madrid Spain 0
  Harry Kewell Leeds United Australia 0
  Patrick Kluivert Barcelona Netherlands 0
  Samuel Kuffour Bayern Munich Ghana 0
  Hidetoshi Nakata Roma / Parma Japan 0
  Pavel Nedvěd Lazio / Juventus Czech Republic 0
  Pauleta Bordeaux Portugal 0
  Robert Pires Arsenal France 0
  Paul Scholes Manchester United England 0
  Lilian Thuram Parma / Juventus France 0
  Patrick Vieira Arsenal France 0
  Eric Carrière Nantes France 0

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