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1991 Ballon d'Or winner Jean-Pierre Papin

The 1991 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 Jean-Pierre Papin and published December 24, 1991.[1]

Papin was the third French national to win the award after Raymond Kopa (1958) and Michel Platini (1983, 1984 and 1985). He was also the first player from the French League to win the trophy.[2]

RankingsEdit

Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1 Jean-Pierre Papin   France   Marseille 141
2 Lothar Matthäus   Germany   Internazionale 42
Darko Pančev   Yugoslavia   Red Star Belgrade 42
Dejan Savićević   Yugoslavia   Red Star Belgrade 42
5 Robert Prosinečki   Yugoslavia   Red Star Belgrade
  Real Madrid
34
6 Gary Lineker   England   Tottenham Hotspur 33
7 Gianluca Vialli   Italy   Sampdoria 18
8 Miodrag Belodedici   Romania   Red Star Belgrade 15
9 Mark Hughes   Wales   Manchester United 12
10 Chris Waddle   England   Marseille 11
11 Michael Laudrup   Denmark   Barcelona 7
12 Rudi Völler   Germany   Roma 5
13 Txiki Begiristain   Spain   Barcelona 3
Stéphane Chapuisat    Switzerland   Borussia Dortmund 3
Bruno Martini   France   Auxerre 3
Paul McGrath   Republic of Ireland   Aston Villa 3
Dean Saunders   Wales   Derby County
  Liverpool
3
Hristo Stoichkov   Bulgaria   Barcelona 3
19 Roberto Mancini   Italy   Sampdoria 2
Marco van Basten   Netherlands   Milan 2
21 Guido Buchwald   Germany   VfB Stuttgart 1
Thomas Doll   Germany   Lazio 1
Stefan Effenberg   Germany   Bayern Munich 1
Ruud Gullit   Netherlands   Milan 1
Gheorghe Hagi   Romania   Real Madrid 1
Alexei Mikhailichenko   Soviet Union   Rangers 1
Gary Pallister   England   Manchester United 1
Dimitris Saravakos   Greece   Panathinaikos 1
Gianluca Pagliuca   Italy   Sampdoria 1
Guy Hellers   Luxembourg   Standard Liège 1
Laurent Blanc   France   Napoli 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (18 December 2008). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1991". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.

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