1965 Ballon d'Or

The 1965 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to Eusébio on 28 December 1965.[1][2]

Eusébio was the first Portuguese national to win the award. He was also the only Benfica player to win the trophy.[3]


Rank Name Club Nationality Points
1EusébioBenfica Portugal67
2Giacinto FacchettiInternazionale Italy59
3Luis SuárezInternazionale Spain45
4Paul Van HimstAnderlecht Belgium25
5Bobby CharltonManchester United England19
6Flórián AlbertFerencváros Hungary14
7Gianni RiveraMilan Italy10
8Georgi AsparuhovLevski Sofia Bulgaria9
Alessandro MazzolaInternazionale Italy9
Valery VoroninTorpedo Moskva Soviet Union9
11Denis LawManchester United Scotland8
12Karl-Heinz SchnellingerMilan West Germany6
13Ferenc PuskásReal Madrid Spain5
Jim BaxterSunderland Scotland5
15Mario CorsoInternazionale Italy3
Lev YashinDynamo Moscow Soviet Union3
17Mário ColunaBenfica Portugal2
Amancio AmaroReal Madrid Spain2
Franz BeckenbauerBayern Munich West Germany2
Milan GalićPartizan Yugoslavia2
Philippe GondetNantes France2
Andrej KvašňákSparta Prague Czechoslovakia2
Ferenc BeneUjpest Dozsa Hungary2
Slava MetreveliDinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union2
25Ivor AllchurchCardiff City Wales1
Jakob KühnZürich  Switzerland1
Sigfried HeldBorussia Dortmund West Germany1


  1. Pierrend, José Luis (22 June 2005). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1965". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  2. "50 Ans De Ballon D'Or: 1965 - Eusebio - Une Lutte sans Merci". France Football (in French). Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  3. "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". RSSSF. 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
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