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The 1989 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 Marco van Basten on 26 December 1989.[1]

There were 27 voters, from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, England, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, West Germany and Yugoslavia.

Van Basten was awarded to Ballon d'Or for the second time.



  1. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1989". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 26 March 2005.

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