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The 20 greatest players who never won the Ballon d'Or

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The 20 greatest players who never won the Ballon d'Or

Over the years, there have been lots of great players who have unfortunately missed out on winning the Ballon d’Or. While the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane have won the famous trophy, other great players haven’t been so lucky. It’s important to remember that before 1995 only European players were eligible to win the award, so if you’re wondering why the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona don’t appear on our countdown, it’s because they weren’t able to be voted for at the time they were playing. So, with that being said, here’s our rundown of the 20 best players who never won the Ballon d’Or.

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