World Cup Best Players (Golden Ball)

World Cup Best Players (Golden Ball)

The World Cup Best Players Golden Ball Award is given to the best player in each final of the FIFA World Cup.

The winner will be selected from the shortlisted players drawn up by the FIFA Technical Committee and selected by media representative votes.

The winner came seven times from Brazil.

YearGolden Ball WinnerCountry
2018Luka ModricCroatia
2014Lionel MessiArgentina
2010Diego ForlánUruguay
2006Zinedine ZidaneFrance
2002Oliver KahnGermany
1998RonaldoBrazil
1994Romário (Romário de Souza Faria)Brazil
1990Salvatore SchillaciItaly
1986Diego MaradonaArgentina
1982Paolo RossiItaly
1978Mario KempesArgentina
1974Johan CruyffNetherlands
1970PeléBrazil
1966Bobby CharltonEngland
1962GarrinchaBrazil
1958DidiBrazil
1954Ferenc PuskásHungary
1950ZizinhoBrazil
1938LeônidasBrazil
1934Giuseppe MeazzaItaly
1930José NasazziUruguay

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