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UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll

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In 2004, to celebrate their Golden Jubilee, European footballing body UEFA held an Internet poll to determine who are the finest European players of the last 5 decades. This poll, commonly known as the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, attracted over 6 million votes from users of www.uefa.com.

The results of the poll is as follows:

 1 Zinédine Zidane         (France)         123,582
 2 Franz Beckenbauer       (West Germany)   122,569
 3 Johan Cruijff           (Netherlands)    119,332
 4 Marco van Basten        (Netherlands)    117,987
 5 Dino Zoff               (Italy)          114,529
 6 Alfredo Di Stéfano      (Argentina/Spain)107,435
 7 Eusébio                 (Portugal)       103,937
 8 Lev Yashin              (Soviet Union)   101,862
 9 Michel Platini          (France)          99,380
10 Paolo Maldini           (Italy)           95,497
11 Ferenc Puskás           (Hungary/Spain)   94,361
12 Paolo Rossi             (Italy)           91,194
13 Ruud Gullit             (Netherlands)     91,001
14 Bobby Charlton          (England)         89,921
15 Lothar Matthäus         (West Germany)    86,798
16 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   (West Germany)    86,649
17 Franco Baresi           (Italy)           83,800
18 Gerd Müller             (West Germany)    82,668
19 George Best             (N. Ireland)      79,036
20 Kevin Keegan            (England)         78,840
21 Frank Rijkaard          (Netherlands)     71,333
22 David Beckham           (England)         71,299
23 Bobby Moore             (England)         70,884
24 Roberto Baggio          (Italy)           68,239
25 Michael Laudrup         (Denmark)         67,484
26 Ronald Koeman           (Netherlands)     66,661
27 Peter Schmeichel        (Denmark)         66,463
28 Gheorghe Hagi           (Romania)         62,383
29 Sepp Maier              (West Germany)    62,375
30 Oliver Kahn             (Germany)         58,151
31 Luís Figo               (Portugal)        58,078
32 Raúl González           (Spain)           56,880
33 Berti Vogts             (West Germany)    55,398
34 Johan Neeskens          (Netherlands)     54,796
35 Gianni Rivera           (Italy)           53,874
36 José Antonio Camacho    (Spain)           53,873
37 Marco Tardelli          (Italy)           53,732
38 Just Fontaine           (France)          53,612
39 Peter Shilton           (England)         50,841
40 Bernd Schuster          (West Germany)    50,247
   
41 Raymond Kopa            (France)          49,504
42 Eric Cantona            (France)          48,436
43 Stanley Matthews        (England)         47,915
44 Ruud van Nistelrooij    (Netherlands)     47,398
45 Valentin Ivanov         (Soviet Union)    46,022
46 Gary Lineker            (England)         44,787
47 Alessandro Nesta        (Italy)           44,667
48 José Emilio Santamaría  (Uruguay/Spain)   43,690
49 Alessandro Del Piero    (Italy)           43,227
50 Alessandro Costacurta   (Italy)           42,511

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