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2009 Ballon d'Or Results

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

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 2009 award. The winner was Argentinian Lionel Messi, his first of many Ballon d'Or awards. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

Final order for the men's 2009 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 473
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United /  Real Madrid Portugal 233
3 Xavi Barcelona Spain 170
4 Andrés Iniesta Barcelona Spain 149
5 Samuel Eto'o Barcelona /  Internazionale Cameroon 75
6 Kaká Milan /  Real Madrid Brazil 58
7 Zlatan Ibrahimović Internazionale / Barcelona Sweden 50
8 Wayne Rooney Manchester United England 35
9 Didier Drogba Chelsea Ivory Coast 33
10 Steven Gerrard Liverpool England 32
11 Fernando Torres Liverpool Spain 22
12 Cesc Fàbregas Arsenal Spain 13
13 Edin Džeko Wolfsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina 12
14 Ryan Giggs Manchester United Wales 11
15 Thierry Henry Barcelona France 9
16 Luís Fabiano Sevilla Brazil 8
  Nemanja Vidić Manchester United Serbia 8
  Iker Casillas Real Madrid Spain 8
19 Diego Forlán Atlético Madrid Uruguay 7
20 Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux France 6
21 Andrey Arshavin Arsenal Russia 5
  Júlio César Internazionale Brazil 5
  Frank Lampard Chelsea England 5
24 Maicon Internazionale Brazil 4
25 Diego Werder Bremen / Juventus Brazil 3
26 David Villa Valencia Spain 2
  John Terry Chelsea England 2
28 Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich France 1
  Yaya Touré Barcelona Ivory Coast 1
30 Karim Benzema Lyon /  Real Madrid France 1

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