Individual awards

We have compared the major individual awards a professional footballer can receive. If you think there is a prestigious award that does not appear in this table, you can suggest it in the comments.

Main awards for the best player in the world

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
2009
2009
2010
2011
2012
2015
2019
2019
2021
2008
2008
2013
2014
2016
2016
2017
2017
  • 1) France Football Ballon d'Or (2009)
  • 2) FIFA World Player (2009)
  • 3) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010)
  • 4) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2011)
  • 5) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2012)
  • 6) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2015)
  • 7) FIFA The Best (2019)
  • 8) France Football Ballon d'Or (2019)
  • 9) France Football Ballon d'Or (2021)
  • 1) France Football Ballon d'Or (2008)
  • 2) FIFA World Player (2008)
  • 3) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2013)
  • 4) FIFA Ballon d'Or (2014)
  • 5) France Football Ballon d'Or (2016)
  • 6) FIFA The Best (2016)
  • 7) FIFA The Best (2017)
  • 8) France Football Ballon d'Or (2017)
  • Other awards for the best player in the world

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2009
    2009
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2011
    2011
    2012
    2012
    2012
    2012
    2013
    2013
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2016
    2016
    2017
    2017
    2017
    2017
    2017
    2018
    2018
    2018
    2019
    2019
    2019
    2019
    2019
    2020
    2021
    2008
    2008
    2008
    2008
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2014
    2014
    2014
    2016
    2016
    2016
    2016
    2016
    2016
    2016
    2017
    2017
    2017
    2018
  • 1) World Soccer Player of the Year (2009)
  • 2) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2009)
  • 3) Goal 50 award (2009)
  • 4) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2010)
  • 5) World Soccer Player of the Year (2011)
  • 6) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2011)
  • 7) Goal 50 award (2011)
  • 8) World Soccer Player of the Year (2012)
  • 9) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2012)
  • 10) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2012)
  • 11) Best player of the world for Kicker Magazine (2012)
  • 12) Goal 50 award (2013)
  • 13) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2013)
  • 14) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2015)
  • 15) World Soccer Player of the Year (2015)
  • 16) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2015)
  • 17) Goal 50 award (2015)
  • 18) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2015)
  • 19) L'Equipe player of the year (2015)
  • 20) Sky Sports player of the year (2015)
  • 21) Sky Sports player of the year (2016)
  • 22) Best player of the world for Kicker Magazine (2016)
  • 23) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2017)
  • 24) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2017)
  • 25) Marca 100 (2017)
  • 26) Sky Sports player of the year (2017)
  • 27) Best player of the world for Kicker Magazine (2017)
  • 28) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2018)
  • 29) Marca 100 (2018)
  • 30) Sky Sports player of the year (2018)
  • 31) World Soccer Player of the Year (2019)
  • 32) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2019)
  • 33) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2019)
  • 34) Marca 100 (2019)
  • 35) Best player of the world for Kicker Magazine (2019)
  • 36) Laureus Award - Sportsman of the year (2020)
  • 37) Goal 50 award (2021)
  • 1) World Soccer Player of the Year (2008)
  • 2) FIFPRO World Player of the Year (2008)
  • 3) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2008)
  • 4) Goal 50 award (2008)
  • 5) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2011)
  • 6) Goal 50 award (2012)
  • 7) World Soccer Player of the Year (2013)
  • 8) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2013)
  • 9) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2014)
  • 10) World Soccer Player of the Year (2014)
  • 11) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2014)
  • 12) Goal 50 award (2014)
  • 13) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2014)
  • 14) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2016)
  • 15) World Soccer Player of the Year (2016)
  • 16) FourFourTwo Best Football Player in the World (2016)
  • 17) Goal 50 award (2016)
  • 18) The Guardian Best Male Footballer In The World (2016)
  • 19) Marca 100 (2016)
  • 20) L'Equipe player of the year (2016)
  • 21) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2017)
  • 22) World Soccer Player of the Year (2017)
  • 23) Goal 50 award (2017)
  • 24) Globe Soccer Player of the Year (2018)
  • Best Player in the Continent awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2009
    2009
    2011
    2011
    2012
    2015
    2018
    2008
    2008
    2014
    2016
    2017
    2017
  • 1) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2009)
  • 2) UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2009)
  • 3) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2011)
  • 4) UEFA Men's Player of the Year (2011)
  • 5) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2012)
  • 6) UEFA Men's Player of the Year (2015)
  • 7) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2018)
  • 1) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2008)
  • 2) UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2008)
  • 3) UEFA Men's Player of the Year (2014)
  • 4) UEFA Men's Player of the Year (2016)
  • 5) UEFA Men's Player of the Year (2017)
  • 6) Onze Mondial European Footballer of the Year (2017)
  • Best Player in his Country awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2005
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2019
    2021
    2021
    2021
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
  • 1) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2005)
  • 2) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2007)
  • 3) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2008)
  • 4) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2009)
  • 5) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2010)
  • 6) Olimpia de Oro - Argentine Sportsperson of the Year (2011)
  • 7) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2011)
  • 8) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2012)
  • 9) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2013)
  • 10) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2015)
  • 11) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2016)
  • 12) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2017)
  • 13) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2019)
  • 14) Diamond Konex Award - Best argentine athlete of the decade (2011-2020) (2021)
  • 15) Olimpia de Plata - Argentine Player of the Year (2021)
  • 16) Olimpia de Oro - Argentine Sportsperson of the Year (2021)
  • 1) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2007)
  • 2) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2008)
  • 3) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2009)
  • 4) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2011)
  • 5) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2012)
  • 6) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2013)
  • 7) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2015)
  • 8) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2016)
  • 9) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2017)
  • 10) CNID - Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2018)
  • Player Of The Tournament awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2005
    2009
    2009
    2009
    2010
    2010
    2011
    2011
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2021
    2022
    2022
    2007
    2007
    2007
    2007
    2008
    2008
    2008
    2008
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2016
    2016
    2019
    2020
  • 1) FIFA U-20 World Cup Best Player (2005)
  • 2) La Liga MVP (2009)
  • 3) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2009)
  • 4) FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2009)
  • 5) La Liga MVP (2010)
  • 6) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2010)
  • 7) La Liga MVP (2011)
  • 8) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2011)
  • 9) FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2011)
  • 10) La Liga MVP (2012)
  • 11) La Liga MVP (2013)
  • 12) FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (2014)
  • 13) La Liga MVP (2015)
  • 14) CONMEBOL Copa América Player of the Tournament (2015)
  • 15) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2015)
  • 16) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2017)
  • 17) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2018)
  • 18) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2019)
  • 19) CONMEBOL Copa América Player of the Tournament (2021)
  • 20) Conmebol-UEFA Cup of Champions Best Player (2022)
  • 21) Trophée des Champions Best Player (2022)
  • 1) Premier League Player of the Season (2007)
  • 2) PFA Player of the Year in England (2007)
  • 3) FWA Footballer of the Year in England (2007)
  • 4) PFA Fans' Player of the Year in England (2007)
  • 5) Premier League Player of the Season (2008)
  • 6) PFA Player of the Year in England (2008)
  • 7) FWA Footballer of the Year in England (2008)
  • 8) PFA Fans' Player of the Year in England (2008)
  • 9) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2012)
  • 10) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2013)
  • 11) La Liga MVP (2014)
  • 12) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2014)
  • 13) Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy - Best player in La Liga (2016)
  • 14) FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2016)
  • 15) Serie A Footballer of the Year (2019)
  • 16) AIC Serie A Footballer of the Year (2020)
  • Top Goalscorer awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2009
    2010
    2010
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2012
    2012
    2013
    2013
    2015
    2017
    2017
    2018
    2018
    2019
    2019
    2019
    2020
    2021
    2021
    2008
    2008
    2008
    2011
    2011
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2014
    2015
    2015
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2021
    2021
  • 1) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2009)
  • 2) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2010)
  • 3) Pichichi Trophy (2010)
  • 4) European Golden Shoe (2010)
  • 5) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2011)
  • 6) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2012)
  • 7) Pichichi Trophy (2012)
  • 8) European Golden Shoe (2012)
  • 9) Pichichi Trophy (2013)
  • 10) European Golden Shoe (2013)
  • 11) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2015)
  • 12) European Golden Shoe (2017)
  • 13) Pichichi Trophy (2017)
  • 14) European Golden Shoe (2018)
  • 15) Pichichi Trophy (2018)
  • 16) Pichichi Trophy (2019)
  • 17) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2019)
  • 18) European Golden Shoe (2019)
  • 19) Pichichi Trophy (2020)
  • 20) Pichichi Trophy (2021)
  • 21) Copa América Top Scorer (2021)
  • 1) European Golden Shoe (2008)
  • 2) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2008)
  • 3) Premier League Golden Boot (2008)
  • 4) European Golden Shoe (2011)
  • 5) Pichichi Trophy (2011)
  • 6) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2013)
  • 7) European Golden Shoe (2014)
  • 8) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2014)
  • 9) Pichichi Trophy (2014)
  • 10) European Golden Shoe (2015)
  • 11) Pichichi Trophy (2015)
  • 12) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2015)
  • 13) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2016)
  • 14) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2017)
  • 15) UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (2018)
  • 16) UEFA Nations League Top Scorer (2019)
  • 17) Capocannoniere (2021)
  • 18) UEFA Euro Top Scorer (2021)
  • Best young player awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2007
    2004
    2007
  • 1) Golden Boy (2005)
  • 2) FIFPro Young Player of the Year (2006)
  • 3) Bravo Award (2007)
  • 4) Copa America Best Young Player (2007)
  • 1) Bravo Award (2004)
  • 2) PFA Young Player of the Year in England (2007)
  • Best veteran player awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
     
    2020
  • Golden Foot (2020)
  • IFFHS awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2011
    2012
    2012
    2013
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020
    2020
    2021
    2021
    2021
    2021
    2022
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2019
    2020
    2020
    2021
    2021
    2021
  • 1) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2011)
  • 2) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2012)
  • 3) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2012)
  • 4) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2013)
  • 5) World's Best Playmaker (2015)
  • 6) World's Best Playmaker (2016)
  • 7) World's Best Playmaker (2017)
  • 8) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2017)
  • 9) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2018)
  • 10) World's Best Playmaker (2019)
  • 11) Best Player in Conmebol of the year (2020)
  • 12) Best Player in Conmebol of the decade (2011-2020) (2020)
  • 13) World's best playmaker of the decade (2011-2020) (2021)
  • 14) World's best national goal scorer of the decade (2011-2020) (2021)
  • 15) World's best player of the decade (2011-2020) (2021)
  • 16) Best Player in Conmebol of the year (2021)
  • 17) All Time World's Best One Club Goal Scorer (2022)
  • 1) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2013)
  • 2) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2014)
  • 3) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2014)
  • 4) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2015)
  • 5) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2016)
  • 6) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2017)
  • 7) World's Best Top Goal Scorer (2019)
  • 8) World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2020)
  • 9) Best Player in UEFA of the decade (2011-2020) (2020)
  • 10) World's best top goal scorer of the decade (2011-2020) (2021)
  • 11) World's best top goal scorer of XXI Century (2001-2020) (2021)
  • 12) World's best national goal scorer of XXI Century (2001-2020) (2021)
  • Best goal awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
    2015
    2016
    2019
    2009
    2018
    2020
  • 1) UEFA.com Goal of the Season (2015)
  • 2) UEFA.com Goal of the Season (2016)
  • 3) UEFA.com Goal of the Season (2019)
  • 1) FIFA Puskás Award (2009)
  • 2) UEFA.com Goal of the Season (2018)
  • 3) UEFA.com Goal of the Season (2020)
  • Records and special awards

    Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
  • 1) South American player with the most goals of all time
  • 2) Player with the most goals for one club of all time (672)
  • 3) Player with the most goal involvements in 21st century
  • 4) Player with the most assists in 21st century
  • 5) Player with the most goals in one year (91 in 2012)
  • 6) Player with the most goal involvements in one season (115 - 82G + 33A)
  • 7) Player with the most goal involvements in one year (113 - 91G + 22A)
  • 8) Player with the most Player Of The Match awards in World Cups (6)
  • 9) Player with the most Player Of The Match awards in Copa America (13)
  • 10) Player with the most goals in La Liga (474)
  • 11) Player with the most consecutive games scoring goals in La Liga (21)
  • 12) Player with the most top goalscorer awards in top leagues (8)
  • 13) Only player with 3 Player Of the Tournament awards with National Teams
  • 14) Player with the most goals in South American National Teams
  • 15) Player with the most goal involvements in Copa America (28 - 13G + 15A)
  • 16) Player with the most goals in El Clásico (Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona)
  • 17) Player with the most assists in El Clásico
  • 18) Player with the most goals for FC Barcelona (672)
  • 19) Player with the most goals for Argentina
  • 1) Player with the most goals in european club competitions (UEFA)
  • 2) Player with the most goals in one season in Champions League (17)
  • 3) Player with the most goals in history, according to FIFA
  • 4) Player with the most goals in history for clubs
  • 5) Player with the most goals in Champions League knockout stages
  • 6) Player with the most goals in UEFA Euro
  • 7) Player with the most goals in UEFA Euro qualifiers
  • 8) Player with the most goals in Champions League
  • 9) Player with the most goals for Real Madrid (451)
  • 10) Player with the most goals for Portugal
  • 11) Player with the most goals in history for national teams
  • 12) FIFA The Best Special Award
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