Guldbollen

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Guldbollen
Awarded for Association football award
CountrySweden
Presented by Swedish Football Association, Aftonbladet
History
Most wins Zlatan Ibrahimović (12)
Most recent Zlatan Ibrahimović (2020)

Guldbollen, (eng. the Golden Ball), is a Swedish football award award by Aftonbladet and the Swedish Football Association to the best male Swedish footballer each year.

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The first award was given in 1946 to Gunnar Gren, [1] and was created by Bengt Liljedahl. [2] From 1946 to 1965, the awarded was award in cooperation with Stockholms-Tidningen . [3]

Zlatan Ibrahimović has won the award twelve times (in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020) and is the only player to win it more than twice. [4] Bo Larsson of Malmö FF was the first player to win the award for a second time, in 1973 after winning it in 1965. Diamantbollen, the female equivalent of the award, was established in 1990. Both awards are award at the Fotbollsgalan.

Winners

Erik Nilsson, 1950 winner ErikNilsson.jpg
Erik Nilsson, 1950 winner
Gosta Sandberg, 1956 winner Gosta Sandberg.jpg
Gösta Sandberg, 1956 winner
Orvar Bergmark, 1958 winner OrvarBergmark.jpg
Orvar Bergmark, 1958 winner
Prawitz Oberg, receiving the award in 1962 PrawitzObergGuldbollen.jpg
Prawitz Öberg, receiving the award in 1962
Ljungberg receiving the award in 2006 Fredrikljungbergguldboll.jpg
Ljungberg receiving the award in 2006
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, twelve-time winner Ibrahimovic.jpg
Zlatan Ibrahimović, twelve-time winner
YearPlayerClub(s)
1946
Gunnar Gren Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg
1947
Gunnar Nordahl Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1948
Bertil Nordahl Flag of Sweden.svg Degerfors IF
1949
Knut Nordahl Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1950
Erik Nilsson Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1951
Olle Åhlund Flag of Sweden.svg Degerfors IF
1952
Kalle Svensson Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF
1953
Bengt Gustavsson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1954
Sven-Ove Svensson Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF
1955
Gösta Löfgren Flag of Sweden.svg Motala AIF
1956
Gösta Sandberg Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF
1957
Åke Johansson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1958
Orvar Bergmark Flag of Sweden.svg Örebro SK
1959
Agne Simonsson Flag of Sweden.svg Örgryte IS
1960
Torbjörn Jonsson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1961
Bengt Nyholm Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1962
Prawitz Öberg Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1963
Harry Bild Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1964
Hans Mild Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF
1965
Bo Larsson Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1966
Ove Kindvall Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord
1967
Ingvar Svahn Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1968
Björn Nordqvist Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
1969
Tommy Svensson Flag of Sweden.svg Östers IF
1970
Jan Olsson Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart
1971
Ronnie Hellström Flag of Sweden.svg Hammarby IF
1972
Ralf Edström Flag of Sweden.svg Åtvidabergs FF
1973
Bo Larsson (2) Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1974
Ralf Edström (2) Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Eindhoven
1975
Kent Karlsson Flag of Sweden.svg Åtvidabergs FF
1976
Anders Linderoth Flag of Sweden.svg Östers IF
1977
Roy Andersson Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1978
Ronnie Hellström (2) Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1979
Jan Möller Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
1980
Rolf Zetterlund Flag of Sweden.svg IK Brage
1981
Thomas Ravelli Flag of Sweden.svg Östers IF
1982
Torbjörn Nilsson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg
Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1983
Glenn Hysén Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Eindhoven
1984
Sven Dahlkvist Flag of Sweden.svg AIK
1985
Glenn Strömberg Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
1986
Robert Prytz Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys
1987
Peter Larsson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
1988
Glenn Hysén (2) Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina
1989
Jonas Thern Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF
Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica
1990
Tomas Brolin Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1991
Anders Limpar Flag of England.svg Arsenal
1992
Jan Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping
Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1993
Martin Dahlin Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Mönchengladbach
1994
Tomas Brolin (2) Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1995
Patrik Andersson Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Mönchengladbach
1996
Roland Nilsson Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF
1997
Pär Zetterberg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht
1998
Henrik Larsson Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
1999
Stefan Schwarz Flag of Spain.svg Valencia
Flag of England.svg Sunderland
2000
Magnus Hedman Flag of England.svg Coventry City
2001
Patrik Andersson (2) Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2002
Fredrik Ljungberg Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2003
Olof Mellberg Flag of England.svg Aston Villa
2004
Henrik Larsson (2) Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2005
Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2006
Fredrik Ljungberg (2) Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2007
Zlatan Ibrahimović (2) Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
2008
Zlatan Ibrahimović (3) Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
2009
Zlatan Ibrahimović (4) Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2010
Zlatan Ibrahimović (5) Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
Flag of Italy.svg Milan
2011
Zlatan Ibrahimović (6) Flag of Italy.svg Milan
2012
Zlatan Ibrahimović (7) Flag of Italy.svg Milan
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2013
Zlatan Ibrahimović (8) Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2014
Zlatan Ibrahimović (9) Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2015
Zlatan Ibrahimović (10) Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2016
Zlatan Ibrahimović (11) Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2017
Andreas Granqvist Flag of Russia.svg Krasnodar
2018
Victor Lindelöf Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2019
Victor Lindelöf (2) Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2020
Zlatan Ibrahimović (12) Flag of Italy.svg Milan

Source: [5]

By club

ClubWins
Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Norrköping 11
Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö FF 8
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 5
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4
Flag of Sweden.svg IFK Göteborg 4
Flag of Italy.svg Milan 4
Flag of England.svg Arsenal 3
Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborgs IF 3
Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 3
Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3
Flag of England.svg Manchester United 3
Flag of Sweden.svg Östers IF 3
Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Mönchengladbach 2
Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic 2
Flag of Sweden.svg Degerfors IF 2
Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF 2
Flag of Italy.svg Parma 2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV Eindhoven 2
Flag of Sweden.svg Åtvidabergs FF 2
Flag of Sweden.svg AIK 1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax 1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht 1
Flag of England.svg Aston Villa 1
Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta 1
Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1
Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica 1
Flag of Sweden.svg IK Brage 1
Flag of England.svg Coventry City 1
Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina 1
Flag of Sweden.svg Hammarby IF 1
Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1
Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart 1
Flag of England.svg Sunderland 1
Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys 1
Flag of Sweden.svg Örebro SK 1
Flag of Sweden.svg Örgryte IS 1
Flag of Russia.svg Krasnodar 1

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