1956 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1956 Pallone d'Oro was the 23th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1956.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 17 December 1956.

Real Madrid leader Alfredo Di Stéfano wins his first of three Pallone d'Oro.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
József Bozsik Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Roger Byrne England Manchester City  Great Britain
Sergio Cervato Italy Fiorentina  Italy
Thadée Cisowski France RC Paris  France
Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid  Argentina
Duncan Edwards England Wolverhampton Wanderers  Great Britain
Jesús Garay Spain Athletic Bilbao  Spain
Enrique Hormazábal Chile Colo-Colo  Chile
Julinho Italy Fiorentina  Brazil
Sándor Kocsis Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Raymond Kopa France Reims  France
Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  Great Britain
Óscar Míguez Uruguay Peñarol  Uruguay
Igor Netto Soviet Union Spartak Moscow  Soviet Union
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Héctor Rial Spain Real Madrid  Spain
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Italy Milan  Uruguay
Armando Segato Italy Fiorentina  Italy
Omar Sívori Argentina River Plate  Argentina
Eduard Streltsov Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow  Soviet Union
Tommy Taylor England Barnsley  Great Britain
Federico Vairo Argentina River Plate  Argentina
Lev Yashin Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Points
1 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid  Argentina 63
2 Juan Alberto Schiaffino Italy Milan  Uruguay 60
3 Raymond Kopa France Reims  France 45
4 Igor Netto Soviet Union Spartak Moscow  Soviet Union 21
5 Sándor Kocsis Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 20
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
7 Julinho Italy Fiorentina  Italy 13
8 József Bozsik Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 11
Tommy Taylor England Barnsley  Great Britain
10 Thadée Cisowski France RC Paris  France 7
11 Stanley Matthews England Blackpool  Great Britain 3
12 Lev Yashin Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow  Soviet Union 2
13 Roger Byrne England Manchester City  Great Britain 1
Enrique Hormazábal Chile Colo-Colo  Chile
Héctor Rial Spain Real Madrid  Spain
Armando Segato Italy Fiorentina  Italy

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