|Rank||Player||Nationality||Number of awards|
|5||Marco van Basten||Netherlands||3|
|9||George Best||Northern Ireland||1|
The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented to the best men’s player in the world as judged by a panel of journalists. It was first awarded in 1956.
Lionel Messi has won the most Ballon d’Or awards with 7. He is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 awards. Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, and Marco van Basten have each won 3 awards. Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, George Best, and Kevin Keegan have each won 1 award.
The Ballon d’Or is one of the most prestigious awards in football. It is a testament to the skill and accomplishments of the players who have won it.