1999 Ballon d'Or

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1999 Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo

The 1999 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 Rivaldo on 21 December 1999.[1]


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Rivaldo Spain Barcelona  Brazil 219
2 David Beckham England Manchester United  England 154
3 Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan  Ukraine 64
4 Gabriel Batistuta Italy Fiorentina  Argentina 48
5 Luís Figo Spain Barcelona  Portugal 38
6 Roy Keane England Manchester United  Ireland 36
7 Christian Vieri Italy Lazio  Italy 33
8 Juan Sebastián Verón Italy Lazio  Argentina 30
9 Raúl Spain Real Madrid  Spain 27
10 Lothar Matthäus Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 16
11 Dwight Yorke England Manchester United  Trinidad & Tobago 14
12 Jaap Stam England Manchester United  Netherlands 13
13 Siniša Mihajlović Italy Lazio  Yugoslavia 12
14 Zlatko Zahovič Greece Olympiacos  Slovenia 9
15 Pavel Nedvěd Italy Lazio  Czech Republic 8
16 Mário Jardel Portugal Porto  Brazil 7
17 Peter Schmeichel Portugal Sporting CP  Denmark 6
18 Stefan Effenberg Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 5
19 Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus  France 4
Oliver Bierhoff Italy Milan  Germany 4
21 Mario Basler Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 3
Ryan Giggs England Manchester United  Wales 3
23 Hernán Crespo Italy Parma  Argentina 2
Nwankwo Kanu England Arsenal  Nigeria 2
Ronaldo Italy Internazionale  Brazil 2
26 Andy Cole England Manchester United  England 1
Edgar Davids Italy Juventus  Netherlands 1
David Ginola England Tottenham Hotspur  France 1
Claudio López Spain Valencia  Argentina 1
Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid  Brazil 1
Marcelo Salas Italy Lazio  Chile 1

Additionally, 19 players were nominated but received no votes: Fabien Barthez, Dennis Bergkamp, Laurent Blanc, Gianluigi Buffon, Frank de Boer, Marcel Desailly, Giovane Élber, Pep Guardiola, Filippo Inzaghi, Patrick Kluivert, Paolo Maldini, Fernando Morientes, Hidetoshi Nakata, Emmanuel Petit, Gus Poyet, Oleksandr Shovkovskyi, Lilian Thuram, Sylvain Wiltord and Gianfranco Zola.


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1999". 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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