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2008 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best international player from the previous year.

Ballon d'Or award 2008Ronaldo's first Ballon d'Or from 2008

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 2008 award. The winner was Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo. This was the first of his five Ballon d'Or awards. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 2008 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Manchester United 446
2 Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona 281
3 Fernando Torres Spain Liverpool 179
4 Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 133
5 Xavi Spain Barcelona 97
6 Andrey Arshavin Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 64
7 David Villa Spain Valencia 55
8 Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden Internazionale 30
9 Kaká Brazil Milan 29
10 Steven Gerrard England Liverpool 28
11 Marcos Senna Spain Villarreal 16
12 Emmanuel Adebayor Togo Arsenal 12
13 Wayne Rooney England Manchester United 11
14 Sergio Agüero Argentina Atlético Madrid 10
15 Frank Lampard England Chelsea 8
16 Franck Ribéry France Bayern Munich 7
17 Samuel Eto'o Cameroon Barcelona 6
18 Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus 5
19 Michael Ballack Germany Chelsea 4
Cesc Fàbregas Spain Arsenal 4
21 Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Chelsea 3
Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 3
Nemanja Vidić Serbia Manchester United 3
24 Edwin van der Sar Netherlands Manchester United 2
Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Real Madrid 2
26 Karim Benzema France Lyon 0
Pepe Portugal Real Madrid 0
Luca Toni Italy Bayern Munich 0
Rafael van der Vaart Netherlands Real Madrid 0
Yuri Zhirkov Russia CSKA Moscow 0

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