1930 Pallone d'Oro

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The 1930 Pallone d'Oro was the first annual ceremony of the Pallone d'Oro, presented by La Gazetta dello Sport, and recognising the best footballers in the world in 1930.

On the 13 December 1930, the nominees for the ceremony were announced on 13 December 1930 with the winner being revealed two weeks later with Italian player, Giuseppe Meazza who was currently playing for Inter Milan won the award with 16 votes out of 28 possible.

Nominees[edit | edit source]

Player Team Nationality
José Leandro Andrade Uruguay Nacional  Uruguay
Istvan Avar Hungary Újpest  Hungary
Ernie Blenkinsop England Wednesday  England
Pedro Cea Uruguay Nacional  Uruguay
Roberto Cherro Argentina Boca Juniors  Argentina
Sammy Crooks England Derby County  England
Hughie Gallagher England Newcastle  Scotland
Richard Hofmann Germany Dresdner SC  Germany
David Jack England Arsenal  England
Pauli Jorgensen Denmark BK Frem  Denmark
Giuseppe Meazza Italy Inter Milan  Italy
Luis Monti Italy Juventus  Argentina
José Nasazzi Uruguay Bella Vista  Uruguay
Raimundo Orsi Italy Juventus  Argentina
Frantisek Planicka Czechoslovakia Slavia Praha  Czechoslovakia
Ellis Rimmer England Wednesday  England
Josef Smistik Austria Rapid Wien  Austria
Guillermo Stabile Argentina Huracan  Argentina
Frantisek Svoboda Czechoslovakia Slavia Praha  Czechoslovakia
Jozsef Takacs Hungary Ferencváros  Hungary
Vic Watson England West Ham  England
Franz Weselik Austria Rapid Wien  Austria
Ferdinand Wesely Austria Rapid Wien  Austria

Jury[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The results were published on January 3, 1931

Position Player Team Nationality Votes Points
1 Giuseppe Meazza ItalyInter Milan  Italy BelgiumDenmarkEnglandEgyptFranceFinlandRepublic of IrelandItalyLuxembourgNorwaySwitzerlandSwedenSpainUnited StatesWalesKingdom of Yugoslavia 16
2 Josef Smistik AustriaRapid Wien  Austria AustriaBrazilCzechoslovakiaGermanyScotland 5
3 Luis Monti ItalyJuventus  Argentina ArgentinaChileParaguayPeru 4
4 Istvan Avar HungaryÚjpest  Hungary HungaryNetherlands 2
5 José Nasazzi UruguayBella Vista  Uruguay Uruguay 1

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