1996 FIFA World Player of the Year

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1996 FIFA World Player of the year

The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award, aged 20.



Name Club Country Total
1 Ronaldo Netherlands PSV
Spain Barcelona
Brazil Brazil 329
2 George Weah Italy Milan Liberia Liberia 140
3 Alan Shearer England Blackburn Rovers
England Newcastle United
England England 123
4 Matthias Sammer Germany Borussia Dortmund Germany Germany 109
5 Jürgen Klinsmann Germany Bayern Munich Germany Germany 54
6 Nwankwo Kanu Netherlands Ajax
Italy Inter Milan
Nigeria Nigeria 32
7 Paolo Maldini Italy Milan Italy Italy 25
8 Davor Šuker Spain Sevilla
Spain Real Madrid
Croatia Croatia 24
9 Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina Argentina Argentina 19
10 Romário Brazil Flamengo
Spain Valencia
Brazil Brazil 13


  1. ^ "FIFA Awards – World Player of the Year - Top 10". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

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