1961 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1961 Pallone d'Oro was the 28th annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1961.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 5 December 1961.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
Amarildo Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Danny Blanchflower United Kingdom Tottenham  Great Britain
Jozsef Bozsik Hungary Budapest Honvéd  Hungary
Mario Coluna Portugal Benfica  Portugal
Omar Corbatta Argentina Racing  Argentina
Coutinho Brazil Santos  Brazil
Alfredo Di Stefano Spain Real Madrid  Spain
Didi Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Garrincha Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Germano Portugal Benfica  Portugal
Nestor Gonçalves Uruguay Penarol  Uruguay
Jimmy Greaves United Kingdom Chelsea  Great Britain
Johnny Haynes United Kingdom Fulham  Great Britain
Juan Joya Uruguay Penarol  Peru
Dave Mackay United Kingdom Tottenham  Great Britain
Josef Masopust Czechoslovakia Dukla Praha  Czechoslovakia
Nilson Santos Brazil Botafogo  Brazil
Pelé Brazil Santos  Brazil
Ferenc Puskas Spain Real Madrid  Spain
Uwe Seeler Germany Hamburg SV  Germany
Omar Sivori Italy Juventus  Argentina
Alberto Spencer Uruguay Penarol  Ecuador
Luis Suarez Spain FC Barcelona  Spain

Pallone d'Oro[edit | edit source]

Position Player Team Nationality Points
1 Pelé BrazilSantos  Brazil 81
2 Omar Sivori ItalyJuventus  Argentina 60
3 Garrincha BrazilBotafogo de Futebol e Regatas  Brazil 42
4 Alberto Spencer UruguayPeñarol  Ecuador 20
5 Danny Blanchflower United KingdomTottenham  Great Britain 11
6 Juan Joya UruguayPeñarol  Peru 8
7 Josef Masopust CzechoslovakiaDukla Praha  Czechoslovakia 7
Uwe Seeler West GermanyHamburg SV  West Germany
Luis Suarez SpainFC Barcelona  Spain
10 Ferenc Puskas SpainReal Madrid  Spain 5
11 Jozsef Bozsik HungaryBudapest Honvéd  Hungary 4
12 Mario Coluna PortugalBenfica  Portugal 2
Didi BrazilBotafogo  Brazil
Alfredo Di Stéfano SpainReal Madrid  Spain
15 Omar Corbatta ArgentinaRacing  Argentina 1
Germano PortugalBenfica  Portugal
Jimmy Greaves United KingdomChelsea  Great Britain

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