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Who was the last English player to win the Ballon d'Or?
Michael Owen The 2001 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 Michael Owen on 18 December 2001.
Who was the first Premier League player to win Ballon d Or?
Law was the next representative of English teams to win after Stanley Matthews, the inaugural Ballon d'Or recipient in 1956. Matthews had helped Blackpool — now a third-tier team — finish as First Division runners-up and dazzled in the colours of England.
Who was the last Man Utd player to win the Ballon d'Or?
Cristiano Ronaldo (2008) Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or victory in 2008 marked the end of a 40-year wait for a Manchester United player to claim the coveted prize. The Portuguese superstar had come tantalizingly close the previous year but narrowly lost out to Kaka.
Has a British player won the Ballon d Or?
Kevin Keegan - England (1978 and 1979) England's Kevin Keegan is the only British player to win the Ballon d'Or twice - picking up the best player award in 1978 and 1979. He played as a striker for several clubs including Liverpool and German side Hamburg.