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2004 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.

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 2004 award. The winner was Andriy Shevchenko, a Ukrainian who played for Milan. Shevchenko is officially the first Ukrainian to win the award, though previously Ukrainians Oleg Blokhin (1975) and Igor Belanov (1986) won the Ballon d'Or when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, and are counted under that country.

See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 2004 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Andriy Shevchenko Milan Ukraine 175
2 Deco Porto / Barcelona Portugal 139
3 Ronaldinho Barcelona Brazil 133
4 Thierry Henry Arsenal France 80
5 Theodoros Zagorakis AEK Athens / Bologna Greece 44
6 Adriano Parma / Internazionale Brazil 27
7 Pavel Nedvěd Juventus Czech Republic 23
8 Wayne Rooney Everton /  Manchester United England 22
9 Ricardo Carvalho Porto / Chelsea Portugal 18
  Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United Netherlands 18
11 Angelos Charisteas Werder Bremen Greece 15
12 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Portugal 11
  Milan Baroš Liverpool Czech Republic 11
14 Zlatan Ibrahimović Ajax / Juventus Sweden 8
15 Samuel Eto'o Mallorca / Barcelona Cameroon 7
  Kaká Milan Brazil 7
17 Traianos Dellas Roma Greece 5
  Fernando Morientes Monaco /  Real Madrid Spain 5
  Frank Lampard Chelsea England 5
  Didier Drogba Marseille / Chelsea Ivory Coast 5
  Gianluigi Buffon Juventus Italy 5
22 Luís Figo Real Madrid Portugal 4
23 Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid France 3
24 Rubén Baraja Valencia Spain 2
  Ludovic Giuly Monaco / Barcelona France 2
  Maniche Porto Portugal 2
  Antonios Nikopolidis Panathinaikos / Olympiacos Greece 2
28 Paolo Maldini Milan Italy 1
  Vicente Valencia Spain 1


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