Golden Ball winners list World Cup

You can know from here, about the Golden Ball winners list in the FIFA World Cup of all time, their playing positions, country name, and name of the host countries of the FIFA World Cup.

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals which is given by the FIFA technical committee. Uruguayan footballer Jose Nasazzi was the first Golden Ball winner ( 1930 ) in the FIFA World Cup. At last, in 2018 World Cup ( Russia ) Croatian footballer Luka Modric won this award and we will wait for the next World Cup 2022 to know the next Golden Ball Winner. Barcelona is the only club whose players have won the Golden Ball a record 3 times ( Johan Cruyff in 1974, Romario in 1994 and Lionel Messi in 2014 )

Golden Ball winners list

World CupGolden Ball winnersCountryPlaying position
1930 Uruguay Jose NasazziUruguayDefender
1934 ItalyGiuseppe MeazzaItalyForward
1938 FranceLeonidasBrazil Forward
1950 BrazilZizinhoBrazilAttacking midfielder
1954 SwitzerlandFerenc PuskasHungary Forward
1958 SwedenDidiBrazilMidfielder
1962 ChileGarrinchaBrazilWinger
1966 EnglandBobby CharltonEnglandMidfielder
1970 MexicoPeleBrazil Forward
1974 West GermanyJohan CruyffNetherlandsForward / attacking midfielder
1978 ArgentinaMario KempesArgentina Forward
1982 SpainPaolo RossiItaly Forward
1986 MexicoDiego MaradonaArgentina Attacking midfielder
1990 ItalySalvatore SchillaciItalyStriker
1994 United StatesRomarioBrazilStriker
1998 FranceRonaldoBrazilStriker
2002 Korea / JapanOliver KahnGermanyGoalkeeper
2006 GermanyZinedine ZidaneFranceAttacking midfielder
2010 South AfricaDiego ForlanUruguayForward
2014 BrazilLionel MessiArgentinaForward
2018 RussiaLuka ModricCroatiaMidfielder

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