1948 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1948 Pallone d'Oro was the 15th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1948.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 13 December 1948.

28 December 1948, hungarian player of Budapest Honvéd Ferenc Puskas won the award for the first time. He's the third hungarian player to win the trophy.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
Moacir Barbosa Brazil Vasco da Gama  Brazil
José Carlos Bauer Brazil São Paulo FC  Brazil
Giampiero Boniperti Italy Juventus  Italy
Johnny Carey Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic  Republic of Ireland
Chico Brazil Vasco da Gama  Brazil
Danilo Alvim Brazil Vasco da Gama  Brazil
Ferenc Deák Hungary Ferencváaros  Hungary
Tom Finney England Preston North End  England
Neil Franklin England Stoke City  England
Gunnar Gren Sweden IFK Gôteborg  Sweden
Walter Gómez Uruguay Nacional  Uruguay
Nils Liedholm Sweden IFK Norrköping  Sweden
Ezio Loik Italy Torino  Italy
Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  England
Valentino Mazzola Italy Torino  Italy
Romeo Menti Italy Torino  Italy
Joe Mercer England Arsenal  England
Stan Mortensen England Blackpool  England
Gunnar Nordahl Sweden IFK Norrköping  Sweden
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Jack Rowley England Derby County  England
Gordon Smith Scotland Hibernian  Scotland
Frank Swift England Manchester City  England

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Points
1 Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 69
2 Danilo Alvim Brazil Vasco da Gama  Brazil 59
3 Valentino Mazzola Italy Torino  Italy 41
4 Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  England 19
5 Gunnar Gren Sweden IFK Göteborg  Sweden 11
6 Stan Mortensen England Blackpool  England 9
7 Gunnar Nordahl Sweden IFK Norrköping  Sweden 5
8 Tom Finney England Preston North End  England 4
Ezio Loik Italy Torino  Italy
Romeo Menti Italy Torino  Italy
11 Johnny Carey England Blackpool  Republic of Ireland 2
Walter Gómez Uruguay Nacional  Uruguay
13 Ferenc Deák Hungary Ferencváros  Hungary 1
Nils Liedholm Sweden IFK Norrköping  Sweden

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