1931 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1931 Pallone d'Oro was the 2nd annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1931.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on December 10, 1931. Raimundo Orsi would later go on to win in what was his only Pallone d'Oro on December 30, 1931 thanks to the journalists of South America.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
Istvan Avar Hungary Ujpest  Hungary
Cliff Bastin England Arsenal  England
Josef Blum Austria First Wien  Austria
Gianpiero Combi Italy Juventus  Italy
Sammy Crooks England Derby County  England
Giovanni Ferrari Italy Juventus  Italy
Attilio Ferraris Italy AS Roma  Italy
Roberto Figueroa Uruguay Montevideo Wanderers  Uruguay
Fritz Gschweidl Austria First Wien  Austria
David Jack England Arsenal  England
Alex James England Arsenal  Scotland
Jimmy McGregory Scotland Celtic Glasgow  Scotland
Giuseppe Meazza Italy Inter Milan  Italy
Raimundo Orsi Italy Juventus  Italy
Karl Rainer Austria First Wien  Austria
Anton Schall Austria Admira Wien  Austria
Alejandro Scopelli Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata  Argentina
Matthias Sindelar Austria Austria Wien  Austria
Josef Smistik Austria Rapid Wien  Austria
Frantisek Svoboda Czechoslovakia Slavia Praha  Czechoslovakia
Francisco Varallo Argentina Boca Juniors  Argentina
Tom Warring England Aston Villa  England
Alberto Zozaya Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata  Argentina

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Votes Points
1 Raimundo Orsi Italy Juventus  Italy ArgentinaBrazilChileLuxembourgNetherlandsParaguayPeruUruguayKingdom of Yugoslavia 9
2 Giuseppe Meazza Italy Inter Milan  Italy FinlandRepublic of IrelandItalyNorwaySpainUnited StatesWales 7
3 Anton Schall Austria Admira Wien  Austria EgyptFranceGermanyHungarySwitzerlandSweden 6
4 Alex James England Arsenal  Scotland BelgiumDenmarkScotland 3
5 Fritz Gschweidl Austria First Wien  Austria Czechoslovakia 1
Matthias Sindelar Austria Austria Wien  Austria Austria 1
Tom Waring England Aston Villa  England England 1

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