World Cup Golden Ball Winners

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FIFA World Cup Finals Tournaments 1930 to 2014 Golden Ball

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.

Year & VenuePlayerNationGoals
1930 UruguayGuillermo Stábile

Uruguay Football

8
1934 ItalyOldřich Nejedlý

Czech Football

5
1938 FranceLeônidas da Silva

Brazil Football

7
1950 BrazilAdemir

Brazil Football

8
1954 SwitzerlandSándor Kocsis

Hungary Football

11
1958 SwedenJust Fontaine

France Football

13
1962 ChileFlórián Albert

Hungary Football

4
Valentin Ivanov

Soviet Union Football

Garrincha

Brazil Football

Vavá

Brazil Football

Dražan Jerković

Yugoslavia Football

Leonel Sánchez

Chile Football

1966 EnglandEusébio

Portugal Football

9
1970 MexicoGerd Müller

Germany Football

10
1974 West GermanyGrzegorz Lato

Poland Football

7
1978 ArgentinaMario Kempes

Argentina Football

6
1982 SpainPaolo Rossi

Italy Football

6
1986 MexicoGary Lineker

England Football

6
1990 ItalySalvatore Schillaci

Italy Football

6
1994 United StatesOleg Salenko

Russia Football

6
Hristo Stoichkov

Bulgaria Football

1998 FranceDavor Šuker

croatia football

6
2002 South Korea/JapanRonaldo

Brazil Football

8
2006 GermanyMiroslav Klose

Germany Football

5
2010 South AfricaThomas Müller

Germany Football

5
2014 BrazilJames Rodriguez

Colombia Football

6
2018 RussiaHarry Kane

England Football

6

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