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France Football

This article is about a football magazine published in France. You might be looking for the France national football team, the French Football Federation or the French league, the Championnats Nationaux.
France Football
A 2005 issue, featuring Ronaldinho and the Ballon d'Or trophy.
Categories Football
Frequency Bi-weekly
First issue 1946
Country France
Language French

France Football is a French bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. It is one of the most reputable sports publications in Europe, mostly because of its photographic reports and accurate statistics of the big European Cup matches, and extensive coverage of the European leagues. The magazine was first published in 1946.


  • Main trophies awarded by France Football 1
    • Ballon d'Or 1.1
    • Super Ballon d'Or 1.2
    • Football Player of the Century 1.3
    • Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur 1.4
    • French Player of the Year 1.5
    • Manager of the year 1.6
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Main trophies awarded by France Football

Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or (French for Golden Ball and often referred to as European Footballer of the Year award) is the most notable award distributed by France Football. The award has been given out annually since 1956, with the inaugural winner being Stanley Matthews and the most recent recipient being Cristiano Ronaldo. Since 2010, the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award have been merged. The world’s best player will be awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or each year.[1]

Super Ballon d'Or

A special Ballon d'Or was given to Alfredo Di Stéfano, In December 1989, under the name of Super Ballon d'Or, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of the French magazine. It was given after a vote where Di Stéfano surpassed Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini.[2]

Football Player of the Century

In 1999 France Football consulted their former Ballon D'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century.[3] Brazilian George Weah 2 players for 5th place (giving ½ point to each one).

Player Nationality Points First place Second place Third place Fourth place Fifth place
1 Pelé  Brazil 122 17 5 4 2 1
2 Diego Maradona  Argentina 65 3 6 5 5 1
3 Johan Cruyff  Netherlands 62 1 4 7 9 2
4 Alfredo Di Stéfano  Argentina/ Colombia/ Spain 44 4 3 3 1 1
5 Michel Platini  France 40 1 5 1 3 6

Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur

In 2014, Pelé was given an honorary Ballon d'Or, having won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil but never an individual award from FIFA, as during his playing career only European-based players were eligible to win the original Ballon d'Or.[4]

French Player of the Year

Every year, the magazine elects the best French player of the year. Until 1995, only French players playing in France could win it. Since 1996, French players playing abroad can win the trophy. Since 2001, former winners elect the winner of the year.[5]

Manager of the year

Every year, the magazine elects the best French manager of the year. The jury is now composed of former laureates.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "The FIFA Ballon d’Or is born".  
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  4. ^ "Pele receives FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur". (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "France - Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. 8 Jan 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
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