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2001 Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen

The 2001 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 Michael Owen on 18 December 2001.[1]

Owen was the fourth English national to win the award after Stanley Matthews (1956), Bobby Charlton (1966) and Kevin Keegan (1978, 1979). He was also the first Liverpool player to win the trophy.[2]

RankingsEdit

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Michael Owen   Liverpool   England 176
2 Raúl   Real Madrid   Spain 140
3 Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich   Germany 114
4 David Beckham   Manchester United   England 102
5 Francesco Totti   Roma   Italy 57
6 Luís Figo   Real Madrid   Portugal 56
7 Rivaldo   Barcelona   Brazil 20
8 Andriy Shevchenko   Milan   Ukraine 18
9 Thierry Henry   Arsenal   France 14
Zinedine Zidane   Real Madrid   France 14
11 Bixente Lizarazu   Bayern Munich   France 10
12 David Trezeguet   Juventus   France 7
13 Stefan Effenberg   Bayern Munich   Germany 6
14 Henrik Larsson   Celtic   Sweden 4
Alessandro Nesta   Lazio   Italy 4
16 Juan Sebastián Verón   Manchester United/   Lazio   Argentina 3
Hernán Crespo   Lazio   Argentina 3
18 Giovane Élber   Bayern Munich   Brazil 2
Gaizka Mendieta   Valencia /   Lazio   Spain 2
Roberto Carlos   Real Madrid   Brazil 2
Damiano Tommasi   Roma   Italy 2
Sami Hyypiä   Liverpool   Finland 2
Emmanuel Olisadebe   Panathinaikos   Poland 2
Ebbe Sand   Schalke 04   Denmark 2
25 Roberto Baggio   Brescia   Italy 1
Steven Gerrard   Liverpool   England 1
Rui Costa   Milan   Portugal 1
28 Sonny Anderson   Lyon   Brazil 0
Fabien Barthez   Manchester United   France 0
Gabriel Batistuta   Roma   Argentina 0
Gianluigi Buffon   Parma/   Juventus   Italy 0
Cafu   Roma   Brazil 0
Vincent Candela   Roma   France 0
Alessandro Del Piero   Juventus   Italy 0
Marcel Desailly   Chelsea   France 0
Rio Ferdinand   Leeds United   England 0
Ryan Giggs   Manchester United   Wales 0
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink   Chelsea   Netherlands 0
Iván Helguera   Real Madrid   Spain 0
Harry Kewell   Leeds United   Australia 0
Patrick Kluivert   Barcelona   Netherlands 0
Samuel Kuffour   FC Bayern Munich   Ghana 0
Hidetoshi Nakata   Roma/   Parma   Japan 0
Pavel Nedvěd   Lazio/   Juventus   Czech Republic 0
Pauleta   Bordeaux   Portugal 0
Robert Pires   Arsenal   France 0
Paul Scholes   Manchester United   England 0
Lilian Thuram   Parma/   Juventus   France 0
Patrick Vieira   Arsenal   France 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (26 March 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 2001". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.

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