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Ballon d'Or 2005

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Ballon d'Or 2005

The 2005 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 Ronaldinho on 29 November 2005.[1]

Ronaldinho was the third Brazilian national to win the award after Ronaldo (1997, 2002) and Rivaldo (1999) for the second time. He was the fifth Barcelona player to win the trophy after Luis Suárez (1960), Johan Cruyff (1973, 1974), Hristo Stoichkov (1994) and Rivaldo (1999).[2]


Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Ronaldinho  Brazil Spain Barcelona 225
2 Frank Lampard  England England Chelsea 148
3 Steven Gerrard  England England Liverpool 142
4 Thierry Henry  France England Arsenal 41
5 Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine Italy Milan 33
6 Paolo Maldini  Italy Italy Milan 23
7 Adriano  Brazil Italy Internazionale 22
8 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Italy Juventus 21
9 Kaká  Brazil Italy Milan 19
10 Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon Spain Barcelona 18
John Terry  England England Chelsea 18
12 Juninho  Brazil France Lyon 15
13 Claude Makélélé  France England Chelsea 8
14 Juan Román Riquelme  Argentina Spain Villarreal 7
Petr Čech  Czech Republic England Chelsea 7
Didier Drogba  Côte d'Ivoire England Chelsea 7
Michael Ballack  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 7
18 Zinedine Zidane  France Spain Real Madrid 5
19 Gianluigi Buffon  Italy Italy Juventus 4
20 Jamie Carragher  England England Liverpool 3
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal England Manchester United 3
22 Michael Essien  Ghana France Lyon
England Chelsea
23 Luis García  Spain England Liverpool 1
Pavel Nedvěd  Czech Republic Italy Juventus 1

Additionally, the following 26 players were nominated but received no votes: David Beckham (Real Madrid), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Grégory Coupet (Lyon), Cris (Lyon), Deco (Barcelona), Dida (Milan), Emerson (Juventus), Luís Figo (Real Madrid, Internazionale), Diego Forlán (Villarreal), Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich), Michael Owen (Real Madrid, Newcastle United), Park Ji-Sung (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United), Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Raúl (Real Madrid), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid), Robinho (Real Madrid), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Lilian Thuram (Barcelona), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Mark van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Patrick Vieira (Arsenal, Juventus), and Xavi (Barcelona).


External links

  • Official Ballon d'Or page
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