7 players with most ballon d'or Wins


Ronaldo Nazario

Former Real Madrid ace striker and heart and soul of the Brazilian squad that won the World Cup twice in 1994 and 2002, Ronaldo Nazario has won the Ballon d'Or award two times in 1997 and 2002.


Franz Beckenbauer

Former Bayern Munich star defender, Franz Beckenbauer stands at the 6th position on the list for he has won two Ballon d'Or awards in 1972 and 1976 and also placed second for the award twice.


Marco van Basten

One of the greatest Dutch players of all time and an exceptional striker, Marco van Basten stood atop and won the Ballon d'Or award a total of three times in 1988, 1989, and 1992.


Johan Cryuff

Another great Dutch player on the list, Johan Cryuff was a phenomenal forward player who won the Ballon d'Or award thrice in 1971, 1973, and 1974.


Michel Platini

Former Juventus star player and France's integral midfielder, Michel Platini takes the 3rd spot with three Ballon d'Or wins in a row in 1983, 1984, and 1985.


Cristiano Ronaldo

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo takes the second spot on the list with total 5 Ballon d'Or award wins, 6 second place finishes and one third place finish.


Lionel Messi

One of the greatest footballers and talents, Lionel Messi is our rank 1 with total 7 Ballon d'Or wins, 5 second place finishes and a third place finish. 

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