The Onze d'Or (alternative name: Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year) is an association football award given by French magazine Onze Mondial since 1976. The award honors the best player in Europe, with any player in a European league eligible. Since 1991, there has also been a vote for the best coach of the year.
Onze Mondial's readers select their ideal team of the season, Onze de Onze ("Onze's eleven"), and among those players they choose the top three, who receive the Onze d'Or ("Golden Onze"), Onze d'Argent ("Silver Onze"), and Onze de Bronze ("Bronze Onze") respectively. The awards were based on the previous calendar year until 2009, but moved to a seasonal format beginning with the 2010–11 season.
Lionel Messi is the only player to have won the award on four occasions (2009–2012, 2018).Only two other players have won the Onze d'Or three times: Michel Platini (1983–1985) and Zinedine Zidane (1998, 2000–2001). At the 20th anniversary of the magazine in 1995, a Super Onze d'Or was chosen among the previous winners; the top five players selected were: 1. Michel Platini (74%), 2. Marco van Basten (10%), 3. Diego Maradona (5%), 4. Roberto Baggio (4%) and 5. Romário (3%).
|Year||Onze d'Or||Onze d'Argent||Onze de Bronze|
|1976||Robert Rensenbrink||Kevin Keegan||Dominique Rocheteau|
|1977||Kevin Keegan||Michel Platini||Allan Simonsen|
|1978||Mario Kempes||Johann Krankl||Robert Rensenbrink|
|1979||Kevin Keegan (2)||Trevor Francis||Robert Rensenbrink (2)|
|1980||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Kevin Keegan (2)||Horst Hrubesch|
|1981||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (2)||Paul Breitner||Jan Ceulemans|
|1982||Paolo Rossi||Alain Giresse||Falcão|
|1983||Michel Platini||Falcão||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge|
|1984||Michel Platini (2)||Jean Tigana||Preben Elkjær|
|1985||Michel Platini (3)||Preben Elkjær||Diego Maradona|
|1986||Diego Maradona||Manuel Amoros||Gary Lineker|
|1987||Diego Maradona (2)||Marco van Basten||Jean Tigana|
|1988||Marco van Basten||Ruud Gullit||Diego Maradona (2)|
|1989||Marco van Basten (2)||Ruud Gullit (2)||Jean-Pierre Papin|
|1990||Lothar Matthäus||Salvatore Schillaci||Jean-Pierre Papin (2)|
|1991||Jean-Pierre Papin||Chris Waddle||Lothar Matthäus|
|1992||Hristo Stoichkov||Marco van Basten (2)||Jean-Pierre Papin (3)|
|1993||Roberto Baggio||Alen Bokšić||Romário|
|1994||Romário||Hristo Stoichkov||Roberto Baggio|
|1995||George Weah||Roberto Baggio||Paolo Maldini|
|1996||Eric Cantona||George Weah||Matthias Sammer|
|1997||Ronaldo||Zinedine Zidane||Marco Simone|
|1998||Zinedine Zidane||Fabien Barthez||Emmanuel Petit|
|1999||Rivaldo||David Beckham||Zinedine Zidane|
|2000||Zinedine Zidane (2)||Luís Figo||Thierry Henry|
|2001||Zinedine Zidane (3)||Michael Owen||Robert Pires|
|2002||Ronaldo (2)||Zinedine Zidane (2)||Ronaldinho|
|2003||Thierry Henry||Zinedine Zidane (3)||David Beckham|
|2004||Didier Drogba||Thierry Henry||Ronaldinho (2)|
|2005||Ronaldinho||Steven Gerrard||Thierry Henry (2)|
|2006||Thierry Henry (2)||Ronaldinho||Franck Ribéry|
|2007||Kaká||Cristiano Ronaldo||Didier Drogba|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Franck Ribéry (2)|
|2009||Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo (2)||Andrés Iniesta|
|2010–11||Lionel Messi (2)||Andrés Iniesta||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|2011–12||Lionel Messi (3)||Cristiano Ronaldo (3)||Radamel Falcao|
|2014–15||Antoine Griezmann||Paul Pogba||Alexandre Lacazette|
|2016–17||Cristiano Ronaldo (2)||Lionel Messi (2)||Antoine Griezmann|
|2017–18||Lionel Messi (4)||Mohamed Salah||Cristiano Ronaldo (2)|
|2018–19||Sadio Mané||Lionel Messi (3)||Kylian Mbappé|
|2020–21||Karim Benzema||Lionel Messi (4)||Robert Lewandowski|
|Player||Onze d'Or||Onze d'Argent||Onze de Bronze||Total|
|Marco van Basten||2||2||0||4|
|1993||Raymond Goethals (2)||Marseille|
|1994||Johan Cruyff (2)||Barcelona|
|1995||Louis van Gaal||Ajax|
|1999||Alex Ferguson||Manchester United|
|2002||Arsène Wenger (2)||Arsenal|
|2003||Arsène Wenger (3)||Arsenal|
|2004||Arsène Wenger (4)||Arsenal|
|2007||Alex Ferguson (2)||Manchester United|
|2008||Alex Ferguson (3)||Manchester United|
|2010–11||Pep Guardiola (2)||Barcelona|
|2011–12||Pep Guardiola (3)||Barcelona|
|2016–17||Zinedine Zidane||Real Madrid|
|2017–18||Zinedine Zidane (2)||Real Madrid|
|Louis van Gaal||1|
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