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Most Ballon d'Or winners by club

By Ivy Sarkar

October 17, 2022

ajax - 1

Despite boasting one of the best football academies in the world, Ajax have only had one player to win the Ballon d’Or title. Unsurprisingly, it was the great Johan Cruyff in 1971

Hamburg – 2

Keegan won back-to-back Ballon d’Or titles in 1978 & 1979 with the German side, even winning them the Bundesliga title in 1978-79

Inter Milan– 2

Only two Inter players have won the Ballon d’Or, with the first one coming when Lothar Matthaus won it in 1990. Ronaldo Nazario then won it in 1997.

dynamo Kyiv - 2

Oleg Blokhin won the trophy and also helped Kyiv win the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. The winner from Kyiv in 1986 was legendary midfielder Igor Belanov, who also inspired them to Cup Winners’ Cup glory

Manchester United- 4

Manchester United have been home to some of the greatest 7’s in football history so it’s no surprise that half of their Ballon d’Or winners have been outstanding wingers.

Bayern Munich - 5

Being the greatest German club of all time, it’s only fair that Bayern Munich also has the most number of Ballon d’Or winners for a Bundesliga side in history. Their five ballon D’or winners are split between three German icons

AC Milan - 8

AC Milan have always been recognized as one of Europe’s pure giants who have produced some of the best players in football history. As a result, they’ve had eight Ballon d’Or winners in the past

Juventus - 8

Juventus are arguably the most successful Italian club in history, so it’s no real surprise that they’ve produced eight Ballon d’Or winners in history. Their first-ever winner was the great Omar Sivori in 1961

Barcelona - 12

The most Ballon d’Or winners in history is FC Barcelona, who have six winners with 12 trophies won in total! The first one came when Uruguayan legend Luis Suarez won it in 1960 after helping Barca win the La Liga

Real Madrid - 12

Piping just over their rivals as the club Real Madrid have won 12 trophies won in total. Benzema's excellent work for club helped them to gain one trophy.

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