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The 1959 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 Alfredo Di Stéfano on 15 December 1959. It was the second time that Di Stéfano had won the award.



  1. ^ Despite being born in Argentina, Alfredo Di Stefano acquired Spanish citizenship in 1956, and went on to play for the Spanish national football team.[1]


  1. ^ "Europe dazzled by Di Stéfano". UEFA. 22 November 2004. Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2008.

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