World Cup Golden Ball Previous Winners

At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, the Golden Ball award is presented to the best player during the tournament. For this purpose a shortlist of players is prepared by the FIFA technical committee and the winner is voted by representatives of the media.

After voting, the players who end up as second and third most outstanding players in the tournament receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball respectively.

This award of Golden Ball is being awarded since the inaugural tournament in 1930.

Please find below the complete list of Winners of Golden Ball since then till the last FIFA World Cup which took place in South Africa in 2010.

Previous Winners of World Cup Golden Ball :

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1930 Uruguay Uruguay José Nasazzi Argentina Guillermo Stábile Uruguay José Leandro Andrade
1934 Italy Italy Giuseppe Meazza Austria Matthias Sindelar Czechoslovakia Oldřich Nejedlý
1938 France Brazil Leônidas Italy Silvio Piola Hungary György Sárosi
1950 Brazil Brazil Zizinho Uruguay Juan Schiaffino Brazil Ademir
1954 Switzerland Hungary Ferenc Puskás Hungary Sándor Kocsis West Germany Fritz Walter
1958 Sweden Brazil Didi Brazil Pelé France Just Fontaine
1962 Chile Brazil Garrincha Czechoslovakia Josef Masopust Chile Leonel Sánchez
1966 England England Bobby Charlton England Bobby Moore Portugal Eusébio
1970 Mexico Brazil Pelé Brazil Gérson Germany Gerd Muller
1974 West Germany Netherlands Johan Cruijff West Germany Franz Beckenbauer Poland Kazimierz Deyna
1978 Argentina Argentina Mario Kempes Italy Paolo Rossi Brazil Dirceu
1982 Spain Italy Paolo Rossi Brazil Falcão Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1986 Mexico Argentina Diego Maradona West Germany Harald Schumacher Denmark Preben Elkjær Larsen
1990 Italy Italy Salvatore Schillaci Germany Lothar Matthäus Argentina Diego Maradona
1994 United States Brazil Romário Italy Roberto Baggio Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
1998 France Brazil Ronaldo Croatia Davor Šuker France Lilian Thuram
2002 Korea/Japan Germany Oliver Kahn Brazil Ronaldo South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
2006 Germany France Zinedine Zidane Italy Fabio Cannavaro Italy Andrea Pirlo
2010 South Africa Uruguay Diego Forlán Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Spain David Villa

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