1994 Ballon d'Or

The 1994 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 Hristo Stoichkov on 20 December 1994.[1]

1994 Ballon d'Or winner Hristo Stoichkov

Stoichkov was the first Bulgarian national to win the award. He was the third Barcelona player to win the trophy after Luis Suárez (1960), and Johan Cruyff (1973, 1974).[2]

RankingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Club(s) Points
1 Hristo Stoichkov   Bulgaria   Barcelona 210
2 Roberto Baggio   Italy   Juventus 136
3 Paolo Maldini   Italy   Milan 109
4 Gheorghe Hagi   Romania   Barcelona 68
Tomas Brolin   Sweden   Parma 68
6 Jürgen Klinsmann   Germany   Tottenham Hotspur 43
7 Thomas Ravelli   Sweden   IFK Göteborg 21
8 Jari Litmanen   Finland   Ajax 12
9 Marcel Desailly   France   Milan 8
Dejan Savićević   FR Yugoslavia   Milan 8
11 Franco Baresi   Italy   Milan 7
Michel Preud'homme   Belgium   Benfica 7
13 Michael Laudrup   Denmark   Real Madrid 4
Yordan Letchkov   Bulgaria   Hamburger SV 4
Eric Cantona   France   Manchester United 4
16 Krassimir Balakov[notes 1]   Bulgaria   Sporting CP 3
José Luis Caminero   Spain   Atlético Madrid 3
Jean-Pierre Papin   France   Bayern Munich 3
Giuseppe Signori   Italy   Lazio 3
Lothar Matthäus   Germany   Bayern Munich 3
21 Philippe Albert   Belgium   Newcastle United 2
Otto Konrad   Austria   Austria Salzburg 2
Ciriaco Sforza    Switzerland   Kaiserslautern 2
24 Kennet Andersson   Sweden   Caen 1
Zvonimir Boban   Croatia   Milan 1
Martin Dahlin   Sweden   Borussia Mönchengladbach 1
Pep Guardiola   Spain   Barcelona 1
Andreas Möller   Germany   Borussia Dortmund 1
  1. ^ France Football reports Balakov with 4 points.

Team of the YearEdit

Apparently there was also a European Team of the Year chosen at the Ballon d'Or presentation. The team reported by El País was as follows:[3]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Thomas Ravelli

  Marcel Desailly
  Paolo Maldini
  Philippe Albert

  Tomas Brolin
  Jari Litmanen
  Yordan Letchkov
  Gheorghe Hagi
  Roberto Baggio

  Jürgen Klinsmann
  Hristo Stoichkov

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (7 April 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1994". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  3. ^ Carbonell, Rafael (1994-12-19). "París corona a Stoichkov como rey de Europa". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2022-07-12.

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