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The UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll is the popular name for an online poll conducted in 2004 by UEFA as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations, celebrating the best European footballers from the fifty previous years. The poll, available on UEFA's website, asked respondents to pick their ten favorite players from each of the five previous decades, from a shortlist of 250 players. Over 150,000 people responded, producing over seven million votes. Zinedine Zidane topped the poll narrowly from Franz Beckenbauer. Italian players featured most frequently with ten nominations, edging out German players with eight nominations.

Full resultsEdit

Player Nation Average
1 Alessandro Nesta   Italy 9,19
2 Lionel Messi   Argentina 8,86
3 Johan Cruyff   Netherlands 8,57
4 Diego Armando Maradona   Argentina 8,50
5 Dino Zoff   Italy 8,41
6 Alfredo Di Stéfano   Argentina   Spain 8,35
7 Eusébio   Portugal   Mozambique 8,09
8 Lev Yashin   Soviet Union 8,00
9 Michel Platini   France 7,98
10 Paolo Maldini   Italy 7,91
11 Ferenc Puskás   Hungary   Spain 7,81
12 Paolo Rossi   Italy 7,77
13 Ruud Gullit   Netherlands 7,69
14 Pelé   Brazil 7,58
15 Lothar Matthäus   West Germany   Germany 7,52
16 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   West Germany 7,47
17 Franco Baresi   Italy 7,40
18 Gerd Müller   West Germany 7,37
19 George Best   Northern Ireland 7,21
20 Kevin Keegan   England 7,16
21 Frank Rijkaard   Netherlands 71,333
22 David Beckham   England 71,299
23 Bobby Moore   England 70,884
24 Roberto Baggio   Italy 68,239
25 Michael Laudrup   Denmark 67,484
26 Ronald Koeman   Netherlands 66,661
27 Peter Schmeichel   Denmark 66,463
28 Gheorghe Hagi   Romania 62,383
29 Sepp Maier   West Germany 62,375
30 Oliver Kahn   Germany 58,151
31 Luís Figo   Portugal 58,078
32 Raúl   Spain 56,880
33 Berti Vogts   West Germany 55,398
34 Johan Neeskens   Netherlands 54,796
35 Gianni Rivera   Italy 53,874
36 José Antonio Camacho   Spain 53,873
37 Marco Tardelli   Italy 53,732
38 Just Fontaine   France 53,612
39 Peter Shilton   England 50,841
40 Bernd Schuster   West Germany 50,247
41 Raymond Kopa   France 49,504
42 Eric Cantona   France 48,436
43 Stanley Matthews   England 47,915
44 Ruud van Nistelrooy   Netherlands 47,398
45 Valentin Ivanov   Soviet Union 46,022
46 Gary Lineker   England 44,787
47 Alessandro Nesta   Italy 44,667
48 José Santamaría   Uruguay   Spain 43,690
49 Alessandro Del Piero   Italy 43,227
50 Alessandro Costacurta   Italy 42,511

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