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Quiz! Can you name every Ballon d'Or top 10 since 2000?

Ballon d'Or
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15 minutes on the clock, 212 players to guess - though some appear multiple times, of course.

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NOW TRY Quiz! Can you name every player to finish in the Ballon d’Or top three from 1995 to 2019?

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The Ballon d'Or was conceived in the 1950s by a French football magazine, who we assume named themselves QuatreQuatreDeux

Football had already gone global by then. We'd had a few World Cups and some very British gentlemen had taken balls to all sorts of places and showed fellows overseas the sport that they'd come to whup us at for the coming century.

By the time the Ballon d'Or came along, we were starting to play each other at club level. The European Cup had been formed - and since we all had a better idea of the better teams and players on the continent, it made sense to appoint a best player each year. 

By the 2000s, however, football was more global than ever, with TV broadcasting around the world and the internet shining a little more fame on a few more faces. With that in mind, you should have heard of everyone on today's list...

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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. He is a keen player of the Football Manager series and creates Twitter accounts for his Fantasy Premier League team every year, before losing interest in his team every September.