Golden Foot

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Francesco Totti's 2010 Golden Foot imprint Totti Champions Promenade Monaco.jpg
Francesco Totti's 2010 Golden Foot imprint

The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements (both as individuals and team players) and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once. [1]

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.


Ten nominees are chosen by a panel of international journalists based on the criteria that they are at least 28 years of age and still playing. Out of this list, the winner is selected by an online poll, where anyone can vote. [2] The winner of the award leaves a permanent mould of his footprints on "The Champions Promenade", on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco.

Monaco principality in Western Europe

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea.

Since 2009, there has been a charity auction accompanying the Golden Foot event. The auction is held during the gala evening at the Hôtel de Paris, and raises funds for fighting AIDS.

Award winners

List of Golden Foot award winners
2003 Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Baggio Flag of Italy.svg Brescia
2004 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2005 Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Italy.svg Milan
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Del Piero Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2008 Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Carlos Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe
2009 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Italy.svg Milan 43,755
2010 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Totti Flag of Italy.svg Roma 25,738
2011 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2013 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray
2014 Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2015 Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o Flag of Turkey.svg Antalyaspor
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2017 Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Portugal.svg Porto
2018 Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain

By country

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 1
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1

By club

Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 3
Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 2
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1
Flag of Italy.svg Brescia 1
Flag of Turkey.svg Antalyaspor 1
Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe 1
Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray 1
Flag of England.svg Manchester United 1
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1
Flag of Italy.svg Roma 1
Flag of Portugal.svg Porto 1

Award legends

List of Golden Foot award legends [3]
2003 Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Baggio Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Maradona
Flag of Portugal.svg Eusébio
Flag of Italy.svg Gianni Rivera
Flag of France.svg Just Fontaine
2004 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Argentina.svg Alfredo Di Stéfano
Flag of Italy.svg Dino Zoff
Flag of France.svg Michel Platini
2005 Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Spain.svg Francisco Gento
Ulster Banner.svg George Best
Flag of Liberia.svg George Weah
Flag of Italy.svg Gigi Riva
Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Rivellino
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldo Flag of Uruguay.svg Alcides Ghiggia
Flag of Hungary.svg Ferenc Puskás
Flag of Italy.svg Giacinto Facchetti
Flag of France.svg Raymond Kopa
Flag of Brazil.svg Zico
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Del Piero Flag of Germany.svg Gerd Müller
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Stoitchkov
Flag of Argentina.svg Mario Kempes
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Rossi
Flag of Brazil.svg Romário
2008 Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Carlos Flag of Brazil.svg Aldair
Flag of Ukraine.svg Igor Belanov
Flag of Spain.svg Luis Suárez
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane
2009 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Germany.svg Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Flag of Brazil.svg Nilton Santos
Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleg Blokhin
Flag of Colombia.svg René Higuita
Flag of Poland.svg Zbigniew Boniek
2010 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Totti Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Dunga
Flag of Argentina.svg Francisco Varallo
Flag of Germany.svg Franz Beckenbauer
Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Antognoni
Flag of Mexico.svg Hugo Sánchez
2011 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs Flag of Ghana.svg Abedi Pele
Flag of Argentina.svg Javier Zanetti
Flag of Portugal.svg Luís Figo
Flag of Algeria.svg Rabah Madjer
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Gullit
2012 [4] Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of France.svg Eric Cantona
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Baresi
Flag of Germany.svg Lothar Matthäus
Flag of Brazil.svg Pelé
2013 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Valderrama
Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Papin
Flag of Argentina.svg Osvaldo Ardiles
2014 Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Antonín Panenka
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jean-Marie Pfaff
Flag of Turkey.svg Hakan Sukur
Flag of Japan.svg Hidetoshi Nakata
Flag of the United States.svg Mia Hamm
Flag of Cameroon.svg Roger Milla
2015 Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Hagi
Flag of Argentina.svg Daniel Passarella
Flag of France.svg David Trezeguet
Flag of Russia.svg Rinat Dasayev
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frank de Boer
Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Ranieri
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol
Flag of Portugal.svg Deco
2017 Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Mancini
Flag of England.svg Michael Owen
Flag of France.svg Marcel Desailly
Flag of Germany.svg Oliver Kahn
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Ming
2018 Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Flag of Brazil.svg Leonardo Araújo
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Clarence Seedorf
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Pirlo
Flag of Italy.svg Marcello Lippi
Flag of France.svg Didier Deschamps

Total by country

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