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Ballon d'Or 2002

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Ballon d'Or 2002

The 2002 Ballon dOr, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to Ronaldo on 12 December 2002.[1] This was Ronaldo's second Ballon d'Or, his first award was in 1997.

Ronaldo was the first Brazilian national to win the award, when he won his first Ballon in 1997, since then Rivaldo had also won the award in 1999. He was also the fourth Real Madrid player to win the trophy after Alfredo di Stéfano (1957, 1959), Raymond Kopa (1958), and Luís Figo (2000).[2]


Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Ronaldo[notes 1]  Brazil Italy Internazionale
Spain Real Madrid
2 Roberto Carlos  Brazil Spain Real Madrid 145
3 Oliver Kahn[notes 2]  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 110
4 Zinedine Zidane  France Spain Real Madrid 78
5 Michael Ballack[notes 3]  Germany Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Bayern Munich
6 Thierry Henry  France England Arsenal 54
7 Raúl  Spain Spain Real Madrid 38
8 Rivaldo[notes 4]  Brazil Spain Barcelona
Italy Milan
9 Yıldıray Baştürk  Turkey Germany Bayer Leverkusen 13
10 Alessandro Del Piero  Italy Italy Juventus 12
11 Hasan Şaş  Turkey Turkey Galatasaray 10
12 Ronaldinho  Brazil France Paris Saint-Germain 8
13 Michael Owen  England England Liverpool 5
Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands England Manchester United 5
15 Bernd Schneider  Germany Germany Bayer Leverkusen 4
Juan Carlos Valerón  Spain Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4
Cafu  Brazil Italy Roma 4
Patrick Vieira  France England Arsenal 4
19 Lúcio  Brazil Germany Bayer Leverkusen 3
Luís Figo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid 3
21 Papa Bouba Diop  Senegal France Lens 2
El Hadji Diouf  Senegal France Lens
England Liverpool
Rio Ferdinand  England England Leeds United
England Manchester United
24 Rubén Baraja  Spain Spain Valencia 1
Filippo Inzaghi  Italy Italy Milan 1
Roy Makaay  Netherlands Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1

Additionally, twenty four players were nominated but received no votes: Pablo Aimar (Valencia), Sonny Anderson (Lyon), David Beckham (Manchester United), Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Djibril Cissé (Auxerre), Edmílson (Lyon), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Junichi Inamoto (Arsenal, Fulham), Miroslav Klose (Kaiserslautern), Patrick Kluivert (Barcelona), Luis Enrique (Barcelona), Claude Makélélé (Real Madrid), Paolo Maldini (Milan), Pauleta (Bordeaux), Tomáš Rosický (Borussia Dortmund), Javier Saviola (Barcelona), Seol Ki-Hyeon (Anderlecht), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Feyenoord, Milan), Francesco Totti (Roma), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Pierre van Hooijdonk (Feyenoord), Christian Vieri (Internazionale), Marc Wilmots (Bordeaux), and Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal).



External links

  • Official Ballon d'Or page
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