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Ballon d'Or 2007

2007 Ballon d'Or
2007 Ballon d'Or winner Kaká.
Dates 2007

The 2007 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in the world as judged by an international panel of sports journalists, was awarded to Kaká.[1][2] This was the first year in which players from clubs outside of the UEFA federation could be eligible for nomination, this change also lead to an increase in the voting pool to include journalists from outside UEFA countries.[3]

Kaká was the fourth Andriy Shevchenko (2004).

Rankings

Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Kaká  Brazil Milan 444
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Manchester United 277
3 Lionel Messi  Argentina Barcelona 255
4 Didier Drogba  Côte d'Ivoire Chelsea 108
5 Andrea Pirlo  Italy Milan 41
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands Real Madrid 39
7 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Internazionale 31
8 Cesc Fàbregas  Spain Arsenal 27
9 Robinho  Brazil Real Madrid 24
10 Francesco Totti  Italy Roma 20
11 Frédéric Kanouté  Mali Sevilla 19
12 Ronaldinho  Brazil Barcelona 18
13 Steven Gerrard  England Liverpool 17
14 Juan Román Riquelme  Argentina Villarreal
Boca Juniors
15
15 Dani Alves  Brazil Sevilla 14
16 Filippo Inzaghi  Italy Milan 12
17 Franck Ribéry  France Marseille
Bayern Munich
10
18 Paolo Maldini  Italy Milan 8
19 Gianluigi Buffon  Italy Juventus 7
Petr Čech  Czech Republic Chelsea 7
Gennaro Gattuso  Italy Milan 7
Thierry Henry  France Arsenal
Barcelona
7
Clarence Seedorf  Netherlands Milan 7
24 Fabio Cannavaro  Italy Real Madrid 5
Michael Essien  Ghana Chelsea 5
26 Wayne Rooney  England Manchester United 4
27 Iker Casillas  Spain Real Madrid 3
Rogério Ceni  Brazil São Paulo 3
29 Younis Mahmoud  Iraq Al-Gharafa 2
30 Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria Tottenham Hotspur 1
Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon Barcelona 1
Ryan Giggs  Wales Manchester United 1
Carlos Tévez  Argentina West Ham United
Manchester United
1
Robin van Persie  Netherlands Arsenal 1

Additionally, the following fifteen players were nominated but received no votes: Éric Abidal (Lyon, Barcelona), David Beckham (Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy), Deco (Barcelona), Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid), Diego (Werder Bremen), Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich), Florent Malouda (Lyon, Chelsea), Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Raúl (Real Madrid), Paul Scholes (Manchester United), Luca Toni (Fiorentina, Bayern Munich), Kolo Touré (Arsenal), Fernando Torres (Atlético Madrid, Liverpool), and David Villa (Valencia).

References

  1. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2007".  
  2. ^ "Kakà, King of the World".  
  3. ^ "Kaka wins 2007 award".  

External links

  • Official Ballon d'Or pageFrance Football
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