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The Onze d'Or (alternative name: Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year) is an association football award given by French magazine Onze Mondial since 1976. The award honors the best player in Europe, with any player in a European league eligible. Since 1991, there has also been a vote for the best coach of the year.

Onze Mondial's readers select their ideal team of the season, Onze de Onze ("Onze's eleven"), and among those players they choose the top three, who receive the Onze d'Or ("Golden Onze"), Onze d'Argent ("Silver Onze"), and Onze de Bronze ("Bronze Onze") respectively. The awards were based on the previous calendar year until 2009, but moved to a seasonal format beginning with the 2010–11 season.[1]

Lionel Messi is the only player to have won the award on four occasions (2009–2012, 2018).[2][3][4] Only two other players have won the Onze d'Or three times: Michel Platini (1983–1985) and Zinedine Zidane (1998, 2000–2001). At the 20-year anniversary of the magazine in 1995, a Super Onze d'Or was chosen among the previous winners; the top five players selected were: 1. Michel Platini (74%), 2. Marco van Basten (10%), 3. Diego Maradona (5%), 4. Roberto Baggio (4%) and 5. Romário (3%).[1][5]

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WinnersEdit

Year Onze d'Or Onze d'Argent Onze de Bronze
1976   Robert Rensenbrink   Kevin Keegan   Dominique Rocheteau
1977   Kevin Keegan   Michel Platini   Allan Simonsen
1978   Mario Kempes   Johann Krankl   Robert Rensenbrink
1979   Kevin Keegan (2)   Trevor Francis   Robert Rensenbrink (2)
1980   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   Kevin Keegan (2)   Horst Hrubesch
1981   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (2)   Paul Breitner   Jan Ceulemans
1982   Paolo Rossi   Alain Giresse   Falcão
1983   Michel Platini   Falcão   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1984   Michel Platini (2)   Jean Tigana   Preben Elkjær Larsen
1985   Michel Platini (3)   Preben Elkjær Larsen   Diego Maradona
1986   Diego Maradona   Manuel Amoros   Gary Lineker
1987   Diego Maradona (2)   Marco van Basten   Jean Tigana
1988   Marco van Basten   Ruud Gullit   Diego Maradona (2)
1989   Marco van Basten (2)   Ruud Gullit (2)   Jean-Pierre Papin
1990   Lothar Matthäus   Salvatore Schillaci   Jean-Pierre Papin (2)
1991   Jean-Pierre Papin   Chris Waddle   Lothar Matthäus
1992   Hristo Stoichkov   Marco van Basten (2)   Jean-Pierre Papin (3)
1993   Roberto Baggio   Alen Bokšić   Romário
1994   Romário   Hristo Stoichkov   Roberto Baggio
1995   George Weah   Roberto Baggio   Paolo Maldini
1996   Eric Cantona   George Weah   Matthias Sammer
1997   Ronaldo   Zinedine Zidane   Marco Simone
1998   Zinedine Zidane   Fabien Barthez   Emmanuel Petit
1999   Rivaldo   David Beckham   Zinedine Zidane
2000   Zinedine Zidane (2)   Luís Figo   Thierry Henry
2001   Zinedine Zidane (3)   Michael Owen   Robert Pires
2002   Ronaldo (2)   Zinedine Zidane (2)   Ronaldinho
2003   Thierry Henry   Zinedine Zidane (3)   David Beckham
2004   Didier Drogba   Thierry Henry   Ronaldinho (2)
2005   Ronaldinho   Steven Gerrard   Thierry Henry (2)
2006   Thierry Henry (2)   Ronaldinho   Franck Ribéry
2007   Kaká   Cristiano Ronaldo   Didier Drogba
2008   Cristiano Ronaldo   Lionel Messi   Franck Ribéry (2)
2009   Lionel Messi   Cristiano Ronaldo (2)   Andrés Iniesta
2010–11   Lionel Messi (2)   Andrés Iniesta   Cristiano Ronaldo
2011–12   Lionel Messi (3)   Cristiano Ronaldo (3)   Radamel Falcao
2014–15[a]   Antoine Griezmann   Paul Pogba   Alexandre Lacazette
2016–17[7]   Cristiano Ronaldo (2)   Lionel Messi (2)   Antoine Griezmann
2017–18[a]   Lionel Messi (4)[8]   Mohamed Salah   Cristiano Ronaldo (2)
2018–19[9]   Sadio Mané   Lionel Messi (3)   Kylian Mbappé
 
Lionel Messi is the all-time record winner of the award with four wins overall.
 
Zinedine Zidane has won the award three times.
Player Onze d'Or Onze d'Argent Onze de Bronze Total
  Lionel Messi 4 3 0 7
  Zinedine Zidane 3 3 1 7
  Michel Platini 3 1 0 4
  Cristiano Ronaldo 2 3 2 7
  Kevin Keegan 2 2 0 4
  Marco van Basten 2 2 0 4
  Thierry Henry 2 1 2 5
  Diego Maradona 2 0 2 4
  Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 2 0 1 3
  Ronaldo 2 0 0 2
  Ronaldinho 1 1 2 4
  Roberto Baggio 1 1 1 3
  Hristo Stoichkov 1 1 0 2
  George Weah 1 1 0 2
  Jean-Pierre Papin 1 0 3 4
  Robert Rensenbrink 1 0 2 3
  Lothar Matthäus 1 0 1 2
  Didier Drogba 1 0 1 2
  Antoine Griezmann 1 0 1 2
  Sadio Mané 1 0 0 1

Coach of the YearEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Only French nationals were eligible.[6]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Pierrend, José Luis (6 March 2012). ""Onze Mondial" Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Onze d'Or 2011–12: Messi, La Passe de Trois". Onze Mondial. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  3. ^ AS, Diario (2018-06-07). "Onze Mondial, sobre Zidane: "¿Es ya el mejor de la historia?"". AS.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  4. ^ "Événement : Lionel Messi élu Onze d'Or 2017-2018 !". Onze Mondial (in French). 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  5. ^ ""Onze Mondial" Awards". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  6. ^ Oussadi, Zahir (29 May 2015). "Onze d'Or: Le public s'est mobilisé pour Griezmann et les Lyonnais". Onze Mondial. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Cristiano Ronaldo and Zidane awarded 'Onze d'Or'". Marca. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Événement : Lionel Messi élu Onze d'Or 2017-2018 !". Onze Mondial (in French). 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  9. ^ a b "Numéro 327 : Onze d'Or 2019, Sadio Mané le tube de l'été !" [Issue 327: Onze d'Or 2019 - Sadio Mané is the summer hit!]. Onze Mondial (in French). 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Onze Mondial, sobre Zidane: "¿Es ya el mejor de la historia?"" (in Spanish). AS. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.