1940 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1940 Pallone d'Oro was the 11th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1940

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on December 7, 1940.

Brazilian player Leonidas becomes first player outside Europe to receive Pallone d'Oro.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
Pedro Arico Suárez ArgentinaBoca Juniors  Argentina
Emilio Baldonedo ArgentinaHuracán  Argentina
Iuliu Baratky RomaniaRapid Bucarest  Romania
Josef Bican CzechoslovakiaSlavia Praha  Czechoslovakia
Franz Binder GermanyRapid Wien  Germany
Aldo Boffi ItalyA.C. Milan  Italy
Attilio Demaría ItalyInter Milan  Argentina
Atilio García UruguayNacional  Uruguay
Enrique García ArgentinaRacing Club  Argentina
Vlastimil Kopecky CzechoslovakiaSlavia Praha  Czechoslovakia
Ernst Kuzorra GermanySchalke 04  Germany
Isidro Lángara ArgentinaSan Lorenzo  Spain
Ernesto Lazzatti ArgentinaBoca Juniors  Argentina
Leonidas BrazilFlamengo  Brazil
Ugo Locatelli ItalyInter Milan  Italy
Herminio Masantonio ArgentinaHuracán  Argentina
Romeu BrazilFluminense  Brazil
José Salomón ArgentinaRacing Club  Argentina
Jaime Sarlanga ArgentinaBoca Juniors  Argentina
György Sárosi HungaryFerencváros  Hungary
Antonio Sastre ArgentinaIndependiente  Argentina
Fritz Szepan GermanySchalke 04  Germany
Segundo Villadóniga BrazilVasco da Gama  Uruguay

Jury[edit | edit source]

No vote for Finland.

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Votes Points
1 Leonidas BrazilFlamengo  Brazil BrazilChileDenmarkNetherlandsParaguayPortugalScotlandSwedenUnited States 9
2 Josef Bican CzechoslovakiaSlavia Praha  Czechoslovakia BelgiumBulgariaCzechoslovakiaFinlandRepublic of IrelandSoviet UnionKingdom of Yugoslavia 7
3 Iuliu Baratky RomaniaRapid Bucarest  Romania FranceLuxembourgNorwayRomaniaWales 5
4 Emilio Baldonedo ArgentinaHuracán  Argentina EnglandEgyptMexicoUruguay 4
5 Györgi Sarosi HungaryFerencváros  Hungary Dutch East IndiesHungary 2
Antonio Sastre ArgentinaIndependiente  Argentina ArgentinaPeru 2
7 Ernst Kuzorra GermanySchalke 04  Germany Switzerland 1
Ugo Locatelli ItalyInter Milan  Italy Italy 1
Fritz Szepan GermanySchalke 04  Germany Germany 1

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