El Balón de Oro es un premio individual otorgado al mejor jugador de futbol del mundo. Desde 1956 a 2009 solo se consideraban esos jugadores inscritos en campeonatos de futbol profesional europeos,  pero desde el 2010 se toma en consideración todo tipos de campeonatos incluyendo la Copa Mundial. Hoy en día este premio tiene un nuevo nombre, Fifa Balón de Oro que es entregado por la revista France Football y la Fifa. A continuación la lista completa de los finalista y ganadores del balón de oro:

Campeones Ballon d’Or 1956 – 2020

Año Ganador 2do 3ro
2020 Cancelado por Covid-19
2019 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool FC Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus FC
2018 Luka Modric – Real Madrid CF Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus FC Antoine Griezmann – Atlético de Madrid
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Neymar da Silva – Paris Saint-Germain FC
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Antoine Griezmann – Atlético de Madrid
Ballon d’Or (2016-Presente)
2015 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Neymar da Silva – FC Barcelona
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Manuel Neuer – FC Bayern
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Franck Ribéry – FC Bayern
2012 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Andrés Iniesta – FC Barcelona
2011 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Xavi Hernández – FC Barcelona
2010 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Andrés Iniesta – FC Barcelona Xavi Hernández – FC Barcelona
Ballon d’Or (2010-2015)
2009 Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF Xavi Hernández – FC Barcelona
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United FC Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona Fernando Torres – Liverpool FC
2007 Kaká – AC Milan Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United FC Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona
2006 Fabio Cannavaro – Real Madrid CF Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus FC Thierry Henry – Arsenal FC
2005 Ronaldinho – FC Barcelona Frank Lampard – Chelsea FC Steven Gerrard – Liverpool FC
2004 Andriy Shevchenko – AC Milan Deco – FC Barcelona Ronaldinho – FC Barcelona
2003 Pavel Nedvěd – Juventus FC Thierry Henry – Arsenal FC Paolo Maldini – AC Milan
2002 Ronaldo Nazário – Real Madrid CF Roberto Carlos – Real Madrid CF Oliver Kahn – FC Bayern
2001 Michael Owen – Liverpool FC Raúl – Real Madrid CF Oliver Kahn – FC Bayern
2000 Luís Figo – Real Madrid CF Zinedine Zidane – Juventus FC Andriy Shevchenko – AC Milan
1999 Rivaldo – FC Barcelona David Beckham – Manchester United FC Andriy Shevchenko – AC Milan
1998 Zinedine Zidane – Juventus FC Davor Šuker – Real Madrid CF Ronaldo Nazário – FC Internazionale
1997 Ronaldo Nazário – FC Internazionale Predrag Mijatovic – Real Madrid CF Zinedine Zidane – Juventus FC
1996 Matthias Sammer – BV Borussia Ronaldo Nazário – FC Barcelona Alan Shearer – Newcastle United FC
1995 George Weah – AC Milan Jürgen Klinsmann – FC Bayern Jari Litmanen – AFC Ajax
1994 Hristo Stoichkov – FC Barcelona Roberto Baggio – Juventus FC Paolo Maldini – AC Milan
1993 Roberto Baggio – Juventus FC Dennis Bergkamp – FC Internazionale Éric Cantona – Manchester United FC
1992 Marco van Basten – AC Milan Hristo Stoichkov – FC Barcelona Dennis Bergkamp – AFC Ajax
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin – Olympique de Marsella Dejan Savicevic – Estrella Roja Darko Pancev – Estrella Roja
1990 Lothar Matthäus – FC Internazionale Salvatore Schillaci – Juventus FC Andreas Brehme – FC Internazionale
1989 Marco van Basten – AC Milan Franco Baresi – AC Milan Frank Rijkaard – AC Milan
1988 Marco van Basten – AC Milan Ruud Gullit – AC Milan Frank Rijkaard – AC Milan
1987 Ruud Gullit – AC Milan Paulo Futre – Atlético de Madrid Emilio Butragueño – Real Madrid CF
1986 Igor Belánov – FK Dinamo Kiev Gary Lineker – FC Barcelona Emilio Butragueño – Real Madrid CF
1985 Michel Platini – Juventus FC Preben Elkjær – AC Hellas Verona Bernd Schuster – FC Barcelona
1984 Michel Platini – Juventus FC Jean Tigana – FC Girondins de Burdeos Preben Elkjær – AC Hellas Verona
1983 Michel Platini – Juventus FC Kenny Dalglish – Liverpool FC Allan Simonsen – Vejle BK
1982 Paolo Rossi – Juventus FC Alain Giresse – FC Girondins de Burdeos Zbigniew Boniek – Juventus FC
1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – FC Bayern Paul Breitner – FC Bayern Bernd Schuster – FC Barcelona
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – FC Bayern Bernd Schuster – FC Barcelona Michel Platini – AS Saint-Étienne
1979 Kevin Keegan – Hamburgo SV Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – FC Bayern Ruud Krol – AFC Ajax
1978 Kevin Keegan – Hamburgo SV Hans Krankl – FC Barcelona Rob Rensenbrink – RSC Anderlecht
1977 Allan Simonsen – Borussia Mönchengladbach Kevin Keegan – Hamburgo SV Michel Platini – AS Nancy-Lorraine
1976 Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern Rob Rensenbrink – RSC Anderlecht Ivo Viktor – FK Dukla Praga
1975 Oleg Blojín – FK Dinamo Kiev Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern Johan Cruyff – FC Barcelona
1974 Johan Cruyff – FC Barcelona Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern
1973 Johan Cruyff – FC Barcelona Dino Zoff – Juventus FC Gerd Müller – FC Bayern
1972 Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern Gerd Müller – FC Bayern Günter Netzer – Borussia Mönchengladbach
1971 Johan Cruyff – AFC Ajax Sandro Mazzola – FC Internazionale George Best – Manchester United FC
1970 Gerd Müller – FC Bayern Bobby Moore – West Ham United FC Bobby Moore – West Ham United FC
1969 Gianni Rivera – AC Milan Luigi Riva – Cagliari Calcio Gerd Müller – FC Bayern
1968 George Best – Manchester United FC Bobby Charlton – Manchester United FC Dragan Džajic – Estrella Roja
1967 Flórián Albert – Ferencváros TC Bobby Charlton – Manchester United FC Jimmy Johnstone – Celtic FC
1966 Bobby Charlton – Manchester United FC Eusébio – SL Benfica Franz Beckenbauer – FC Bayern
1965 Eusébio – SL Benfica Giacinto Facchetti – FC Internazionale Luis Suárez – FC Internazionale
1964 Denis Law – Manchester United FC Luis Suárez – FC Internazionale Amancio – Real Madrid CF
1963 Lev Yashin – FK Dinamo Moscú Gianni Rivera- AC Milan Jimmy Greaves – Tottenham Hotspur FC
1962 Josef Masopust – FK Dukla Praga Eusébio – SL Benfica Karl-Heinz Schnellinger – FC Koln
1961 Omar Sívori – Juventus FC Luis Suárez – FC Internazionale Johnny Haynes – Fulham FC
1960 Luis Suárez – CF Barcelona Ferenc Puskás – Real Madrid CF Uwe Seeler – Hamburgo SV
1959 Alfredo di Stéfano – Real Madrid CF Raymond Kopa – Stade de Reims John Charles – Juventus FC
1958 Raymond Kopa – Real Madrid CF Helmut Rahn – Rot-Weiss Essen Just Fontaine – Stade de Reims
1957 Alfredo di Stéfano – Real Madrid CF Billy Wright – Wolverhampton FC Raymond Kopa – Real Madrid CF
1956 Stanley Matthews – Blackpool FC Alfredo di Stéfano – Real Madrid CF Raymond Kopa – Real Madrid CF