FIFA World Cup Finals 1930-2014 Golden Ball Winners  
  Year & Venue Player Nation  
  1930 Uruguay José Nasazzi    
  1934 Italy Giuseppe Meazza    
  1938 France Leônidas    
  1950 Brazil Zizinho    
  1954 Switzerland Ferenc Puskás    
  1958 Sweden Didi    
  1962 Chile Garrincha    
  1966 England Bobby Charlton    
  1970 Mexico Pelé    
  1974 West Germany Johan Cruyff    
  1978 Argentina Mario Kempes    
  1982 Spain Paolo Rossi    
  1986 Mexico Diego Maradona    
  1990 Italy Salvatore Schillaci    
  1994 United States Romário    
  1998 France Ronaldo    
  2002 South Korea/Japan Oliver Kahn    
  2006 Germany Zinedine Zidane    
  2010 South Africa Diego Forlán    
  2014 Brazil Lionel Messi