1951 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1951 Pallone d'Oro was the 18th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1951.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 10 December 1951.

On December 24, Nils Liedholm becomes the first Swedish player to win the award, 2 points ahead of his main rival Ernst Ocwirk.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
Larbi Ben Barek Spain Atlético Madrid  France
Alfredo Di Stéfano Colombia Millonarios  Argentina
Walter Gómez Argentina River Plate  Uruguay
Gunnar Gren Italy Milan  Sweden
Gerhard Hanappi Austria Rapid Wien  Austria
Nándor Hidegkuti Hungary MTK Budapest  Hungary
Jair Brazil SE Palmeiras  Brazil
Sándor Kocsis Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Nils Liedholm Italy Milan  Sweden
Valeriano López Peru Sport Boys  Peru
Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  Great Britain
Jackie Milburn England Newcastle  Great Britain
Gunnar Nordahl Italy Milan  Sweden
István Nyers Italy Inter Milan  Hungary
Ernst Ocwirk Austria Austria Wien  Austria
Péter Palotás Hungary MTK Budapest  Hungary
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Alf Ramsey England Tottenham  Great Britain
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Uruguay Peñarol  Uruguay
Fritz Walter West Germany Kaiserlautern  West Germany
Faas Wilkes Italy Inter Milan  Netherlands
Telmo Zarra Spain Athletic Bilbao  Spain
Zizinho Brazil Bangu  Brazil

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Points
1 Nils Liedholm Italy Milan  Sweden 55
2 Ernst Ocwirk Austria Austria Wien  Austria 53
3 Gunnar Nordahl Italy Milan  Sweden 38
4 Faas Wilkes Italy Inter Milan  Netherlands 26
5 Jair Brazil Palmeiras  Brazil 20
6 István Nyers Italy Inter Milan  Hungary 10
7 Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 7
8 Larbi Ben Barek Spain Atlético de Madrid  France 5
9 Alfredo Di Stéfano Colombia Millonarios  Argentina 4
10 Sándor Kocsis Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 2
Alf Ramsey England Tottenham  Great Britain
Péter Palotás Hungary MTK Budapest  Hungary
Fritz Walter West Germany Kaiserlautern  West Germany
Zizinho Brazil Bangu  Brazil
15 Gunnar Gren Italy Milan  Sweden 1
Gerhard Hanappi Austria Rapid Wien  Austria
Telmo Zarra Spain Athletic Bilbao  Spain

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