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The 1968 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 George Best on 24 December 1968.[1]

Best was the first Northern Irish national to win the award. He was the third Manchester United player to win the trophy after Denis Law (1964) and Bobby Charlton (1966).[2]

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  1. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1968". RSSSF. 25 June 2005. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 

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