Milan player wins prestigious award (1 Viewer)

Dec 27, 2003
1,979
#1
And this time it's the real thing : the GOLDEN BALL.

France Football has already communicated to Milan that Andriy Shevchenko will receive the award next Monday in Paris. This is the seventh time a Milan player is voted best player in Europe after Rivera, Gullit, the Swan of Utrecht (3 times) and Weah. Only Juve have done better with 8 wins (kudos). Aside from the fact that I support Milan, I think he fully deserves it. Traditionally, in a season where a major tournament takes place it's the star player of the team that wins said tournament who receives the Golden Ball. But without wanting to downplay Greece's achievement at the Euro, we can't objectively consider any of their players as the best Europe has to offer. So it really came down to three names in the end : Deco (Platini's choice), who imo lost the chance to take the decisive edge by playing a disappointing Euro, Ronaldinho, who is absolutely brilliant but hasn't won anything this year, and Super Sheva, who was the serie A topscorer, won the league and played a tremendous first half of the season, very much like the Swan back in '92 but without the international appearances (so it's actually an even higher achievement).

All hail the Czar!

1956 - Stanley Matthews, Blackpool
1957 - Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1958 - Raymond Kopa, Real Madrid
1959 - Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1960 - Luis Suarez, Barcelona
1961 - Omar Sivori, Juventus
1962 - Josef Masopust, Dukla Praha
1963 - Lev Yashin, Dynamo Mosca
1964 - Denis Law, Manchester United
1965 - Eusebio, Benfica
1966 - Bobby Charlton, Manchester United
1967 - Florian Albert, Ferencvaros
1968 - George Best, Manchester United
1969 - Gianni Rivera, Milan
1970 - Gerd Muller, Bayern Munchen
1971 - Johan Cruyff, Ajax
1972 - Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munchen
1973 - Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1974 - Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1975 - Oleg Blokhin, Dynamo Kiev
1976 - Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munchen
1977 - Allan Simonsen, Borussia Moenchengladbach
1978 - Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1979 - Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1980 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munchen
1981 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munchen
1982 - Paolo Rossi, Juventus
1983 - Michel Platini, Juventus
1984 - Michel Platini, Juventus
1985 - Michel Platini, Juventus
1986 - Igor Belanov, Dynamo Kiev
1987 - Ruud Gullit, Milan
1988 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1989 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1990 - Lothar Matthaus, Inter
1991 - Jean-Pierre Papin, Olympique Marseille
1992 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1993 - Roberto Baggio, Juventus
1994 - Hristo Stoichkov, Barcelona
1995 - George Weah, Milan
1996 - Matthias Sammer, Borussia Dortmund
1997 - Ronaldo, Inter
1998 - Zinedine Zidane, Juventus
1999 - Rivaldo , Barcelona
2000 - Figo, Real Madrid
2001 - Michael Owen, Liverpool
2002 - Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2003 - Pavel Nedved, Juventus
2004 - Andriy Shevchenko, Milan
 
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Kaiser Franco
Dec 27, 2003
1,979
#7
we say Monaco too, but the city we call Montecarlo.

Oh, and when Papin won it in 91 he was actually already playing for Milan (though it's his achievements with Marseille the year before that earned him the award). So I guess Milan and Juve are even in terms of number of Balon d'or won!
 

Zlatan

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
23,039
#9
++ [ originally posted by Kaiser Franco ] ++
And this time it's the real thing : the GOLDEN BALL.

France Football has already communicated to Milan that Andriy Shevchenko will receive the award next Monday in Paris. This is the seventh time a Milan player is voted best player in Europe after Rivera, Gullit, the Swan of Utrecht (3 times) and Weah. Only Juve have done better with 8 wins (kudos). Aside from the fact that I support Milan, I think he fully deserves it. Traditionally, in a season where a major tournament takes place it's the star player of the team that wins said tournament who receives the Golden Ball. But without wanting to downplay Greece's achievement at the Euro, we can't objectively consider any of their players as the best Europe has to offer. So it really came down to three names in the end : Deco (Platini's choice), who imo lost the chance to take the decisive edge by playing a disappointing Euro, Ronaldinho, who is absolutely brilliant but hasn't won anything this year, and Super Sheva, who was the serie A topscorer, won the league and played a tremendous first half of the season, very much like the Swan back in '92 but without the international appearances (so it's actually an even higher achievement).

All hail the Czar!

1956 - Stanley Matthews, Blackpool
1957 - Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1958 - Raymond Kopa, Real Madrid
1959 - Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1960 - Luis Suarez, Barcelona
1961 - Omar Sivori, Juventus
1962 - Josef Masopust, Dukla Praha
1963 - Lev Yashin, Dynamo Mosca
1964 - Denis Law, Manchester United
1965 - Eusebio, Benfica
1966 - Bobby Charlton, Manchester United
1967 - Florian Albert, Ferencvaros
1968 - George Best, Manchester United
1969 - Gianni Rivera, Milan
1970 - Gerd Muller, Bayern Munchen
1971 - Johan Cruyff, Ajax
1972 - Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munchen
1973 - Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1974 - Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1975 - Oleg Blokhin, Dynamo Kiev
1976 - Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munchen
1977 - Allan Simonsen, Borussia Moenchengladbach
1978 - Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1979 - Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1980 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munchen
1981 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munchen
s1982 - Paolo Rossi, Juventus
1983 - Michel Platini, Juventus
1984 - Michel Platini, Juventus
1985 - Michel Platini, Juventus

1986 - Igor Belanov, Dynamo Kiev
1987 - Ruud Gullit, Milan
1988 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1989 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1990 - Lothar Matthaus, Inter
1991 - Jean-Pierre Papin, Olympique Marseille
1992 - Marco Van Basten, Milan
1993 - Roberto Baggio, Juventus
1994 - Hristo Stoichkov, Barcelona
1995 - George Weah, Milan
1996 - Matthias Sammer, Borussia Dortmund
1997 - Ronaldo, Inter
1998 - Zinedine Zidane, Juventus
1999 - Rivaldo , Barcelona
2000 - Figo, Real Madrid
2001 - Michael Owen, Liverpool
2002 - Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2003 - Pavel Nedved, Juventus
2004 - Andriy Shevchenko, Milan
 

swag

L'autista
Administrator
Sep 23, 2003
76,654
#12
++ [ originally posted by Elnur_E65 ] ++
I am fascinated by how he keeps his paste after all these years.
In a jar? :D

Apologies for the horrible pun.

Sheva had a fantastic year at both the CL and Serie A levels. The only piece missing was his NT performances. But definitely deserved.
 

ZhiXin

Senior Member
Oct 1, 2004
10,321
#18
HE deserved it all rite, scoring in both big and small competitions.

His NT performance is also astonishing, but Ukarine failed to get a place in the WC and Euro competitions.

But nonetheless, congrats to him.
 

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