Ballon d'or 1956

The 1956 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 Stanley Matthews on 18 December 1956.[1][2]

Matthews was the inaugural winner of the Ballon d'Or.[3]


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  England 47
2 Alfredo Di Stéfano[lower-alpha 1] Spain Real Madrid  Spain 44
3 Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid  France 33
4 Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 32
5 Lev Yashin Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union 19
6 József Bozsik Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 15
7 Ernst Ocwirk Italy Sampdoria  Austria 9
8 Sándor Kocsis Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 6
9 Thadée Cisowski France Racing Club Paris  France 4
Ivan Kolev Bulgaria CDNA Sofia  Bulgaria 4
Billy Wright England Wolverhampton Wanderers  England 4
12 Júlio Botelho[lower-alpha 2] Italy Fiorentina  Italy 3
13 Stefan Bozhkov Bulgaria CDNA Sofia  Bulgaria 2
Duncan Edwards England Manchester United  England 2
Gerhard Hanappi Austria Rapid Wien  Austria 2
Robert Jonquet France Stade Reims  France 2
Miguel Montuori Italy Fiorentina  Italy 2
Pepillo Spain Sevilla  Spain 2
Juan Schiaffino Italy Milan  Italy 2
Eduard Streltsov Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow  Soviet Union 2
21 Campanal II Spain Sevilla  Spain 1
Břetislav Dolejší Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague  Czechoslovakia 1
Roger Piantoni France Nancy  France 1
Kees Rijvers France Saint-Étienne  Netherlands 1



External links

  • Official Ballon d'Or page
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