1959 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1959 Pallone d'Oro was the 26th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1959.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 14 December 1959.

Alfredo Di Stéfano receives for the third time the Pallone d'Oro, thanks in particular to his title as top scorer in La Liga (23 goals), Copa de El Generalísimo (7 goals) and the European Cup (9 goals).

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
José Altafini Italy Milan  Brazil
Antonio Angelillo Italy Inter Milan  Argentina
Bobby Charlton United Kingdom Newcastle  Great Britain
Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid  Argentina
Didi Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Djalma Santos Brazil Palmeiras  Brazil
Evaristo Spain FC Barcelona  Brazil
Jules Fontaine France Reims  France
Garrincha Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Francisco Gento Spain real Madrid  Spain
Kurt Hamrin Italy Fiorentina  Sweden
Julinho Brazil Palmeiras  Brazil
Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid  France
Pelé Brazil Santos  Brazil
Ferenc Puskás Spain Real Madrid  Hungary
Quarentinha Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
José Sanfilippo Argentina San Lorenzo  Argentina
José Santamaría Spain Real Madrid  Uruguay
Joan Segarra Spain FC Barcelona  Spain
Juan Seminario Peru Deportivo Municipal  Peru
Agne Simonsson Sweden Örgryte IS  Sweden
Luis Suárez Spain FC Barcelona  Spain
Lajos Tichy Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Points
1 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid  Argentina 77
2 Raymond Kopa Spain Real Madrid  France 52
3 Pelé Brazil Santos  Brazil 50
4 José Sanfilippo Argentina San Lorenzo  Argentina 20
5 Just Fontaine France Reims  France 17
6 Antonio Angelillo Italy Inter Milan  Argentina 16
7 Luis Suárez Spain FC Barcelona  Spain 14
8 José Altafini Italy Milan  Brazil 10
9 Julinho Brazil Palmeiras  Brazil 9
10 Ferenc Puskás Spain Real Madrid  Hungary 8
11 Lajos Tichy Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary 4
12 Bobby Charlton United Kingdom Newcastle  Great Britain 2
Didi Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Garrincha Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
15 Kurt Hamrin Italy Fiorentina  Sweden 1
Djalma Santos Brazil Palmeiras  Brazil
Juan Seminario Peru Deportivo Municipal  Peru
Agne Simonsson Sweden Örgryte IS  Sweden

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