1988 Ballon d'Or

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1988 Ballon d'Or winner Marco van Basten

The 1988 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to Marco van Basten on 27 December 1988.[1]

There were 27 voters, from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, England, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, West Germany and Yugoslavia.

Van Basten was the third Dutch national to win the award after Johan Cruyff (1971, 1973, 1974) and Ruud Gullit (1987).


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Marco van Basten Italy Milan  Netherlands 129
2 Ruud Gullit Italy Milan  Netherlands 88
3 Frank Rijkaard Italy Milan  Netherlands 45
4 Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv  Soviet Union 41
5 Ronald Koeman Netherlands PSV  Netherlands 39
6 Lothar Matthäus Italy Internazionale  West Germany 10
7 Gianluca Vialli Italy Sampdoria  Italy 7
8 Franco Baresi Italy Milan  Italy 5
Jürgen Klinsmann West Germany VfB Stuttgart  West Germany 5
Oleksandr Zavarov Italy Juventus  Soviet Union 5
11 Tanju Çolak Turkey Galatasaray  Turkey 4
Oleh Kuznetsov Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv  Soviet Union 4
13 Rinat Dasayev Spain Sevilla  Soviet Union 3
Anatoliy Demyanenko Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv  Soviet Union 3
Glenn Hysén Italy Fiorentina  Sweden 3
Míchel Spain Real Madrid  Spain 3
17 Flemming Povlsen West Germany 1. FC Köln  Denmark 2
Michel Preud'homme Belgium Mechelen  Belgium 2
Walter Zenga Italy Internazionale  Italy 2
20 Gheorghe Hagi Romania Steaua București  Romania 1
Roberto Mancini Italy Sampdoria  Italy 1
Dejan Savićević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade  Yugoslavia 1
Neville Southall England Everton  Wales 1
Dragan Stojković Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade  Yugoslavia 1


  1. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1988". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 26 March 2005. 

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