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2002 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo.

The 2002 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to Ronaldo on 12 December 2002.[1] This was Ronaldo's second Ballon d'Or, his first award was in 1997.

Ronaldo was the first Brazilian national to win the award, when he won his first Ballon in 1997, since then Rivaldo had also won the award in 1999. He was also the fourth Real Madrid player to win the trophy after Alfredo di Stéfano (1957, 1959), Raymond Kopa (1958), and Luís Figo (2000).[2]

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Rankings

Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1 Ronaldo[notes 1] Real Madrid  Brazil 169
2 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid  Brazil 145
3 Oliver Kahn[notes 2] Bayern Munich  Germany 110
4 Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid  France 78
5 Michael Ballack[notes 3] Bayern Munich  Germany 71
6 Thierry Henry Arsenal  France 54
7 Raúl Real Madrid  Spain 38
8 Rivaldo[notes 4] Milan  Brazil 31
9 Yıldıray Baştürk Bayer Leverkusen  Turkey 13
10 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus  Italy 12
11 Hasan Şaş Galatasaray  Turkey 10
12 Ronaldinho Paris Saint-Germain  Brazil 8
13 Michael Owen Liverpool  England 5
Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United  Netherlands 5
15 Bernd Schneider Bayer Leverkusen  Germany 4
Juan Carlos Valerón Deportivo La Coruña  Spain 4
Cafu Roma  Brazil 4
Patrick Vieira Arsenal  France 4
19 Lúcio Bayer Leverkusen  Brazil 3
Luís Figo Real Madrid  Portugal 3
21 Papa Bouba Diop Lens  Senegal 2
El Hadji Diouf Liverpool  Senegal 2
Rio Ferdinand Manchester United  England 2
24 Rubén Baraja Valencia  Spain 1
Filippo Inzaghi Milan  Italy 1
Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruña  Netherlands 1

Additionally, twenty four players were nominated but received no votes: Pablo Aimar, Sonny Anderson, David Beckham, Iker Casillas, Djibril Cissé, Edmílson, Ryan Giggs, Junichi Inamoto, Miroslav Klose, Patrick Kluivert, Luis Enrique, Claude Makélélé, Paolo Maldini, Pauleta, Tomáš Rosický, Javier Saviola, Seol Ki-Hyeon, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Francesco Totti, David Trezeguet, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Christian Vieri, Marc Wilmots, and Sylvain Wiltord.

Notes

  1. ^ France-Football reports Ronaldo with 171 points. After reviewing each voter's vote, it seems that the vote from Scotland was counted backwards (1st choice was counted as 5th, 2nd as 4th, and so forth).
  2. ^ France-Football reports Kahn with 114 points. After reviewing each voter's vote, it seems that the vote from Scotland was counted backwards (1st choice was counted as 5th, 2nd as 4th, and so forth).
  3. ^ France-Football reports Ballack with 67 points. After reviewing each voter's vote, it seems that the vote from Scotland was counted backwards (1st choice was counted as 5th, 2nd as 4th, and so forth).
  4. ^ France-Football reports Rivaldo with 29 points. After reviewing each voter's vote, it seems that the vote from Scotland was counted backwards (1st choice was counted as 5th, 2nd as 4th, and so forth).

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