1998 Ballon d'Or

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1998 Ballon d'Or winner Zinedine Zidane

The 1998 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 Zinedine Zidane on 22 December 1998.[1]


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus  France 244
2 Davor Šuker Spain Real Madrid  Croatia 68
3 Ronaldo Italy Internazionale  Brazil 66
4 Michael Owen England Liverpool  England 51
5 Rivaldo Spain Barcelona  Brazil 45
6 Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina  Argentina 43
7 Lilian Thuram Italy Parma  France 36
8 Edgar Davids Italy Juventus  Netherlands 28
Dennis Bergkamp England Arsenal  Netherlands 28
10 Marcel Desailly England Chelsea  France 19
11 Frank de Boer Netherlands Ajax  Netherlands 17
12 Emmanuel Petit England Arsenal  France 16
13 Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid  Brazil 13
14 Laurent Blanc France Marseille  France 11
Fabien Barthez France Monaco  France 11
16 Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus  Italy 10
Predrag Mijatović Spain Real Madrid  Yugoslavia 10
18 Didier Deschamps Italy Juventus  France 9
Oliver Bierhoff Italy Milan  Germany 9
20 Michael Laudrup Netherlands Ajax  Denmark 6
21 Ronald de Boer Netherlands Ajax  Netherlands 4
Raúl Spain Real Madrid  Spain 4
23 Brian Laudrup England Chelsea  Denmark 3
Clarence Seedorf Spain Real Madrid  Netherlands 3
Marc Overmars England Arsenal  Netherlands 3
26 Christian Vieri Italy Lazio  Italy 2
Fernando Hierro Spain Real Madrid  Spain 2
28 David Beckham England Manchester United  England 1
Luis Enrique Spain Barcelona  Spain 1
Bixente Lizarazu Germany Bayern Munich  France 1
Nikos Machlas Netherlands Vitesse  Greece 1

Additionally, nineteen players were nominated but received no votes: Tony Adams, Roberto Baggio, Zvonimir Boban, Fabio Cannavaro, Denílson, Tore André Flo, Adrian Ilie, Filippo Inzaghi, Robert Jarni, Hidetoshi Nakata, Pavel Nedvěd, Sunday Oliseh, Ariel Ortega, Gianluca Pagliuca, Marcelo Salas, David Seaman, Andriy Shevchenko, Juan Sebastián Verón and Iván Zamorano.


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1998". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 26 March 2005. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

External links

  • France Football Official Ballon d'Or page
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