Football Player of the Century
In 1999 France Football consulted former Ballon d'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century.
30 out of the 34 former Ballon d'Or winners from 1956 to 1999 voted, with 17 of these giving the highest votes to Brazilian Pelé, who received the almost twice as many points as the second place getter Maradona.
|4||Alfredo DI STEFANO||Argentina/Spain||44|
|8||Marco VAN BASTEN||Netherlands||11|
|10||Gerhard "Gerd" Müller||Germany||5|
|Lev YASHIN||Soviet Union||5|
|Manoel Francisco dos Santos "GARRINCHA"||Brazil||4|
|George BEST||Northern Ireland||4|
|17||ROMÁRIO de Souza Faria||Brazil||2|
|Oleg BLOKHIN||Soviet Union||1|
*points calculation: Each of the 30 voters chose 5 players. 5 points were given for the 1st place, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th and 1 point for 5th.
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