Golden Foot

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Francesco Totti's 2010 Golden Foot imprint

The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements (both as individuals and team players) and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once.[1]

Ten nominees are chosen by a panel of international journalists based on the criteria that they are at least 28 years of age and still playing. Out of this list, the winner is selected by an online poll, where anyone can vote.[2] The winner of the award leaves a permanent mould of his footprints on "The Champions Promenade", on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco.

Since 2009, there has been a charity auction accompanying the Golden Foot event. The auction is held during the gala evening at the Hôtel de Paris, and raises funds for fighting AIDS.

Award winners

List of Golden Foot award winners
Year Player Club Votes
2003 Italy Roberto Baggio Italy Brescia
2004 Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus
2005 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan
2006 Brazil Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
2007 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus
2008 Brazil Roberto Carlos Turkey Fenerbahçe
2009 Brazil Ronaldinho Italy Milan 43,755
2010 Italy Francesco Totti Italy Roma 25,738
2011 Wales Ryan Giggs England Manchester United
2012 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović France Paris Saint-Germain
2013 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Turkey Galatasaray
2014 Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona
2015 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Turkey Antalyaspor
2016 Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus
2017 Spain Iker Casillas Portugal Porto
2018 Uruguay Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain

By country

Country Players
 Italy 4
 Brazil 3
 Spain 2
 Czech Republic 1
 Ukraine 1
 Wales 1
 Sweden 1
 Ivory Coast 1
 Cameroon 1
Uruguay Uruguay 1

By club

Club Players
Italy Juventus 3
Italy Milan 2
France Paris Saint-Germain 2
Spain Barcelona 1
Italy Brescia 1
Turkey Antalyaspor 1
Turkey Fenerbahçe 1
Turkey Galatasaray 1
England Manchester United 1
Spain Real Madrid 1
Italy Roma 1
Portugal Porto 1

Award legends

List of Golden Foot award legends[3]
Year Winner Legends
2003 Italy Roberto Baggio Argentina Diego Maradona
Portugal Eusébio
Italy Gianni Rivera
France Just Fontaine
2004 Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano
Italy Dino Zoff
France Michel Platini
2005 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Spain Francisco Gento
Northern Ireland George Best
Liberia George Weah
Italy Gigi Riva
Brazil Roberto Rivellino
2006 Brazil Ronaldo Uruguay Alcides Ghiggia
Hungary Ferenc Puskás
Italy Giacinto Facchetti
France Raymond Kopa
Brazil Zico
2007 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Germany Gerd Müller
Bulgaria Hristo Stoitchkov
Argentina Mario Kempes
Italy Paolo Rossi
Brazil Romário
2008 Brazil Roberto Carlos Brazil Aldair
Ukraine Igor Belanov
Spain Luis Suárez
France Zinedine Zidane
2009 Brazil Ronaldinho Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Brazil Nilton Santos
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin
Colombia René Higuita
Poland Zbigniew Boniek
2010 Italy Francesco Totti Brazil Carlos Dunga
Argentina Francisco Varallo
Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Italy Giancarlo Antognoni
Mexico Hugo Sánchez
2011 Wales Ryan Giggs Ghana Abedi Pele
Argentina Javier Zanetti
Portugal Luís Figo
Algeria Rabah Madjer
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
2012[4] Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović France Eric Cantona
Italy Franco Baresi
Germany Lothar Matthäus
Brazil Pelé
2013 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Colombia Carlos Valderrama
France Jean-Pierre Papin
Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles
2014 Spain Andrés Iniesta Czech Republic Antonín Panenka
Belgium Jean-Marie Pfaff
Turkey Hakan Sukur
Japan Hidetoshi Nakata
United States Mia Hamm
Cameroon Roger Milla
2015 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Romania Gheorghe Hagi
Argentina Daniel Passarella
France David Trezeguet
Russia Rinat Dasayev
2016 Italy Gianluigi Buffon Netherlands Frank de Boer
Italy Claudio Ranieri
Spain Carles Puyol
Portugal Deco
2017 Spain Iker Casillas Italy Roberto Mancini
England Michael Owen
France Marcel Desailly
Germany Oliver Kahn
China Li Ming
2018 Uruguay Edinson Cavani Brazil Leonardo Araújo
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
Italy Andrea Pirlo
Italy Marcelo Lippi
France Didier Deschamps

Total by country


  1. ^ "GoldenFoot". World Champion Club Ltd.
  2. ^ "ESPN Classic supports Golden Foot Awards". ESPN Soccernet. 26 May 2010.
  3. ^ LEGENDS – GoldenFoot
  4. ^ “Golden Foot Awards 2012 – Ibrahimovic, Pele, And Cantona”. Amfm magazine. Retrieved 23 July 2018

External links

  • The Golden Foot official site
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