Ballon d'Or 2016

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Ballon d'Or 2016
Date 12 December 2016 (2016-12-12)
Location Paris, France
Winner Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo

The 2016 Ballon d'Or is an award given to the best-performing football player around the world in 2016.

In September 2016, France Football announced that their partnership with FIFA for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award had come to an end and that they would revive the Ballon d'Or award, treating the 2016 edition as the 61st award.[1]

France Football announced that they would publish a shortlist of 30 players across six announcements with two hour intervals on 24 October 2016. On 12 December 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo won the award by a record margin of 429 points ahead of second placed Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, who came third.[2][3]

There were 173 voters. All were journalists, in a change from previous years, and each voter was from a different country.[4] Each voter voted for three players who received 5 points, 3 points and one point respectively.

Ronaldo scored 745 points out of a maximum possible of 865. It was his fourth Ballon d'Or, the most of any European player in the history of the award.



2016 Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rank Player Club(s) Points
1  Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR) Spain Real Madrid 745
2  Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG) Spain Barcelona 316
3  Griezmann, AntoineAntoine Griezmann (FRA) Spain Atlético Madrid 198
4  Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez (URU) Spain Barcelona 91
5  Neymar (BRA) Spain Barcelona 68
6  Bale, GarethGareth Bale (WAL) Spain Real Madrid 60
7  Mahrez, RiyadRiyad Mahrez (ALG) England Leicester City 20
8  Vardy, JamieJamie Vardy (ENG) England Leicester City 11
9  Buffon, GianluigiGianluigi Buffon (ITA) Italy Juventus 8
 Pepe (POR) Spain Real Madrid 8
11  Aubameyang, Pierre-EmerickPierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB) Germany Borussia Dortmund 7
12  Patrício, RuiRui Patrício (POR) Portugal Sporting CP 6
13  Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović (SWE) France Paris Saint-Germain
England Manchester United
14  Pogba, PaulPaul Pogba (FRA) Italy Juventus
England Manchester United
 Vidal, ArturoArturo Vidal (CHI) Germany Bayern Munich 4
16  Lewandowski, RobertRobert Lewandowski (POL) Germany Bayern Munich 3
17  Kroos, ToniToni Kroos (GER) Spain Real Madrid 1
 Modrić, LukaLuka Modrić (CRO) Spain Real Madrid 1
 Payet, DimitriDimitri Payet (FRA) England West Ham United 1
20  Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero (ARG) England Manchester City 0
 De Bruyne, KevinKevin De Bruyne (BEL) England Manchester City 0
 Dybala, PauloPaulo Dybala (ARG) Italy Juventus 0
 Godín, DiegoDiego Godín (URU) Spain Atlético Madrid 0
 Higuaín, GonzaloGonzalo Higuaín (ARG) Italy Napoli
Italy Juventus
 Iniesta, AndrésAndrés Iniesta (ESP) Spain Barcelona 0
 Koke (ESP) Spain Atlético Madrid 0
 Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris (FRA) England Tottenham Hotspur 0
 Müller, ThomasThomas Müller (GER) Germany Bayern Munich 0
 Neuer, ManuelManuel Neuer (GER) Germany Bayern Munich 0
 Ramos, SergioSergio Ramos (ESP) Spain Real Madrid 0


  1. ^ "Nouvelle donne pour le Ballon d'Or" (in French). France Football. 16 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ballon d'Or France Football 2016 : rendez-vous à partir de lundi matin à 8 heures sur et dès mardi dans FF pour découvrir la liste des 30 nommés" (in French). France Football. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or for the fourth time". Guardian. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Ballon d'Or France Football : de Sergio Agüero à Cristiano Ronaldo, voici les cinq premiers nommés de la liste des 30". France Football (in French). 24 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ballon d'Or France Football 2016 : De Kevin De Bruyne à Gonzalo Higuain (2/6)". France Football (in French). 24 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ballon d'Or France Football : voici la troisième partie de la liste des 30". France Football (in French). 24 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ballon d'Or France Football 2016, : Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann, Pogba... Le classement complet". France Football (in French). Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
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