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The 1975 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 the Soviet forward Oleg Blokhin on 30 December 1975.[1] There were 26 voters, from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, England, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, West Germany and Yugoslavia.[2]

Blokhin became the second Soviet (and the first Ukrainian) footballer who won the trophy after Lev Yashin (1963).[3]

RankingsEdit

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Oleg Blokhin   Dynamo Kyiv   Soviet Union 122
2 Franz Beckenbauer   Bayern Munich   West Germany 42
3 Johan Cruyff   Barcelona   Netherlands 27
4 Berti Vogts   Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany 25
5 Sepp Maier   Bayern Munich   West Germany 20
6 Ruud Geels   Ajax   Netherlands 18
7 Jupp Heynckes   Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany 17
8 Paul Breitner   Real Madrid   West Germany 14
9 Colin Todd   Derby County   England 12
10 Dudu Georgescu   Dinamo Bucureşti   Romania 11
11 Peter Lorimer   Leeds United   Scotland 9
Branko Oblak   Schalke 04   Yugoslavia
Pirri   Real Madrid   Spain
14 Ralf Edström   PSV Eindhoven   Sweden 6
Günter Netzer   Real Madrid   West Germany
Dino Zoff   Juventus   Italy
17 Hristo Bonev   Lokomotiv Plovdiv   Bulgaria 4
Josip Katalinski   OGC Nice   Yugoslavia
Grzegorz Lato   Stal Mielec   Poland
Gerd Müller   Bayern Munich   West Germany
Ivo Viktor   Dukla Prague   Czechoslovakia
22 Ján Pivarník   Slovan Bratislava   Czechoslovakia 3
23 Leonid Buryak   Dynamo Kyiv   Soviet Union 2
Jürgen Croy   Sachsenring Zwickau   East Germany
Johan Neeskens   FC Barcelona   Netherlands
Jean-Marc Guillou   OGC Nice   France
27 João Resende Alves   Boavista   Portugal 1
Dragan Džajić   SC Bastia   Yugoslavia
Giacinto Facchetti   Internazionale   Italy
Don Givens   Queens Park Rangers   Republic of Ireland
Pat Jennings   Tottenham Hotspur   Northern Ireland
Allan Simonsen   Borussia Mönchengladbach   Denmark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Palmarès Ballon d'Or - 1975 - Oleg Blokhine". France Football. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1975". RSSSF. 1 May 2005. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 21 January 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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