Golden Foot

The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements (both as individuals and team players) and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once.[1]

Golden Foot
Totti Champions Promenade Monaco.jpg
Francesco Totti's 2010 Golden Foot imprint
LocationHôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
CountryMonaco
Presented byMonarchy of Monaco
First awarded2003
Currently held byPortugal Cristiano Ronaldo (2020)
Websitegoldenfoot.com

Ten nominees are chosen by a panel of international journalists based on the criteria that they are at least 28 years of age and still playing. Out of this list, the winner is selected by an online poll, where anyone can vote.[2] The winner of the award leaves a permanent mould of his footprints on "The Champions Promenade", on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco.

Since 2009, there has been a charity auction accompanying the Golden Foot event. The auction is held during the gala evening at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, and raises funds for fighting AIDS.

Award winnersEdit

List of Golden Foot award winners[3]
Year Player Club
2003   Roberto Baggio   Brescia
2004   Pavel Nedvěd   Juventus
2005   Andriy Shevchenko   Milan
2006   Ronaldo   Real Madrid
2007   Alessandro Del Piero   Juventus
2008   Roberto Carlos   Fenerbahçe
2009   Ronaldinho   Milan
2010   Francesco Totti   Roma
2011   Ryan Giggs   Manchester United
2012   Zlatan Ibrahimović   Paris Saint-Germain
2013   Didier Drogba   Galatasaray
2014   Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona
2015   Samuel Eto'o   Antalyaspor
2016   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
2017   Iker Casillas   Porto
2018   Edinson Cavani   Paris Saint-Germain
2019   Luka Modrić   Real Madrid
2020   Cristiano Ronaldo   Juventus

By countryEdit

Country Players
  Italy 4
  Brazil 3
  Spain 2
  Croatia 1
  Czech Republic 1
  Ukraine 1
  Wales 1
  Sweden 1
  Ivory Coast 1
  Cameroon 1
  Uruguay 1
  Portugal 1

By clubEdit

Club Players
  Juventus 4
  Milan 2
  Paris Saint-Germain 2
  Real Madrid 2
  Barcelona 1
  Brescia 1
  Antalyaspor 1
  Fenerbahçe 1
  Galatasaray 1
  Manchester United 1
  Roma 1
  Porto 1

Award legendsEdit

List of Golden Foot award legends[4]
Year Winner Legends
2003   Roberto Baggio   Diego Maradona
  Eusébio
  Gianni Rivera
  Just Fontaine
2004   Pavel Nedvěd   Alfredo Di Stéfano
  Dino Zoff
  Michel Platini
2005   Andriy Shevchenko   Francisco Gento
  George Best
  George Weah
  Gigi Riva
  Roberto Rivellino
2006   Ronaldo   Alcides Ghiggia
  Ferenc Puskás
  Giacinto Facchetti
  Raymond Kopa
  Zico
2007   Alessandro Del Piero   Gerd Müller
  Hristo Stoitchkov
  Mario Kempes
  Paolo Rossi
  Romário
2008   Roberto Carlos   Aldair
  Igor Belanov
  Luis Suárez
  Zinedine Zidane
2009   Ronaldinho   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
  Nilton Santos
  Oleg Blokhin
  René Higuita
  Zbigniew Boniek
2010   Francesco Totti   Carlos Dunga
  Francisco Varallo
  Franz Beckenbauer
  Giancarlo Antognoni
  Hugo Sánchez
2011   Ryan Giggs   Abedi Pele
  Javier Zanetti
  Luís Figo
  Rabah Madjer
  Ruud Gullit
2012[5]   Zlatan Ibrahimović   Eric Cantona
  Franco Baresi
  Lothar Matthäus
  Pelé
2013   Didier Drogba   Carlos Valderrama
  Jean-Pierre Papin
  Osvaldo Ardiles
2014   Andrés Iniesta   Antonín Panenka
  Jean-Marie Pfaff
  Hakan Sukur
  Hidetoshi Nakata
  Mia Hamm
  Roger Milla
2015   Samuel Eto'o   Gheorghe Hagi
  Daniel Passarella
  David Trezeguet
  Rinat Dasayev
2016   Gianluigi Buffon   Frank de Boer
  Claudio Ranieri
  Carles Puyol
  Deco
2017   Iker Casillas   Roberto Mancini
  Michael Owen
  Marcel Desailly
  Oliver Kahn
  Li Ming
2018   Edinson Cavani   Leonardo Araújo
  Clarence Seedorf
  Andrea Pirlo
  Marcello Lippi
  Didier Deschamps
2019   Luka Modrić   Paulo Roberto Falcao
  Patrick Vieira
  José Altafini
2020   Cristiano Ronaldo Golden Foot Prestige
  Andrea Agnelli

Total by countryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GoldenFoot". World Champion Club Ltd.
  2. ^ "ESPN Classic supports Golden Foot Awards". ESPN Soccernet. 26 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Golden Foot - Winners". goldenfoot.com. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  4. ^ LEGENDS – GoldenFoot
  5. ^ “Golden Foot Awards 2012 – Ibrahimovic, Pele, And Cantona”. Amfm magazine. Retrieved 23 July 2018

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