Guldbollen


Guldbollen, (eng. the Golden Ball), is a Swedish football award award by Aftonbladet and the Swedish Football Association to the best male Swedish footballer each year.

Guldbollen
Awarded forAssociation football award
CountrySweden
Presented bySwedish Football Association, Aftonbladet
History
Most winsZlatan Ibrahimović (12)
Most recentZlatan Ibrahimović (2020)

The first award was given in 1946 to Gunnar Gren,[1] and was created by Bengt Liljedahl.[2] From 1946 to 1965, the awarded was award in cooperation with Stockholms-Tidningen.[3]

Zlatan Ibrahimović has won the award twelve times (in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020) and is the only player to win it more than twice.[4] Bo Larsson of Malmö FF was the first player to win the award for a second time, in 1973 after winning it in 1965. Diamantbollen, the female equivalent of the award, was established in 1990. Both awards are award at the Fotbollsgalan.

Winners


Erik Nilsson, 1950 winner
Gösta Sandberg, 1956 winner
Orvar Bergmark, 1958 winner
Prawitz Öberg, receiving the award in 1962
Ljungberg receiving the award in 2006
Zlatan Ibrahimović, twelve-time winner
Year Player Club(s)
1946
Gunnar Gren IFK Göteborg
1947
Gunnar Nordahl IFK Norrköping
1948
Bertil Nordahl Degerfors IF
1949
Knut Nordahl IFK Norrköping
1950
Erik Nilsson Malmö FF
1951
Olle Åhlund Degerfors IF
1952
Kalle Svensson Helsingborgs IF
1953
Bengt Gustavsson IFK Norrköping
1954
Sven-Ove Svensson Helsingborgs IF
1955
Gösta Löfgren Motala AIF
1956
Gösta Sandberg Djurgårdens IF
1957
Åke Johansson IFK Norrköping
1958
Orvar Bergmark Örebro SK
1959
Agne Simonsson Örgryte IS
1960
Torbjörn Jonsson IFK Norrköping
1961
Bengt Nyholm IFK Norrköping
1962
Prawitz Öberg Malmö FF
1963
Harry Bild IFK Norrköping
1964
Hans Mild Djurgårdens IF
1965
Bo Larsson Malmö FF
1966
Ove Kindvall IFK Norrköping
Feyenoord
1967
Ingvar Svahn Malmö FF
1968
Björn Nordqvist IFK Norrköping
1969
Tommy Svensson Östers IF
1970
Jan Olsson VfB Stuttgart
1971
Ronnie Hellström Hammarby IF
1972
Ralf Edström Åtvidabergs FF
1973
Bo Larsson (2) Malmö FF
1974
Ralf Edström (2) PSV Eindhoven
1975
Kent Karlsson Åtvidabergs FF
1976
Anders Linderoth Östers IF
1977
Roy Andersson Malmö FF
1978
Ronnie Hellström (2) 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1979
Jan Möller Malmö FF
1980
Rolf Zetterlund IK Brage
1981
Thomas Ravelli Östers IF
1982
Torbjörn Nilsson IFK Göteborg
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1983
Glenn Hysén IFK Göteborg
PSV Eindhoven
1984
Sven Dahlkvist AIK
1985
Glenn Strömberg Atalanta
1986
Robert Prytz Young Boys
1987
Peter Larsson IFK Göteborg
Ajax
1988
Glenn Hysén (2) Fiorentina
1989
Jonas Thern Malmö FF
Benfica
1990
Tomas Brolin IFK Norrköping
Parma
1991
Anders Limpar Arsenal
1992
Jan Eriksson IFK Norrköping
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1993
Martin Dahlin Borussia Mönchengladbach
1994
Tomas Brolin (2) Parma
1995
Patrik Andersson Borussia Mönchengladbach
1996
Roland Nilsson Helsingborgs IF
1997
Pär Zetterberg Anderlecht
1998
Henrik Larsson Celtic
1999
Stefan Schwarz Valencia
Sunderland
2000
Magnus Hedman Coventry City
2001
Patrik Andersson (2) Bayern Munich
Barcelona
2002
Fredrik Ljungberg Arsenal
2003
Olof Mellberg Aston Villa
2004
Henrik Larsson (2) Celtic
Barcelona
2005
Zlatan Ibrahimović Juventus
2006
Fredrik Ljungberg (2) Arsenal
2007
Zlatan Ibrahimović (2) Internazionale
2008
Zlatan Ibrahimović (3) Internazionale
2009
Zlatan Ibrahimović (4) Internazionale
Barcelona
2010
Zlatan Ibrahimović (5) Barcelona
Milan
2011
Zlatan Ibrahimović (6) Milan
2012
Zlatan Ibrahimović (7) Milan
Paris Saint-Germain
2013
Zlatan Ibrahimović (8) Paris Saint-Germain
2014
Zlatan Ibrahimović (9) Paris Saint-Germain
2015
Zlatan Ibrahimović (10) Paris Saint-Germain
2016
Zlatan Ibrahimović (11) Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United
2017
Andreas Granqvist Krasnodar
2018
Victor Lindelöf Manchester United
2019
Victor Lindelöf (2) Manchester United
2020
Zlatan Ibrahimović (12) Milan

Source:[5]

By club

Club Wins
IFK Norrköping 11
Malmö FF 8
Paris Saint-Germain 5
Barcelona 4
IFK Göteborg 4
Milan 4
Arsenal 3
Helsingborgs IF 3
Internazionale 3
1. FC Kaiserslautern 3
Manchester United 3
Östers IF 3
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2
Celtic 2
Degerfors IF 2
Djurgårdens IF 2
Parma 2
PSV Eindhoven 2
Åtvidabergs FF 2
AIK 1
Ajax 1
Anderlecht 1
Aston Villa 1
Atalanta 1
Bayern Munich 1
Benfica 1
IK Brage 1
Coventry City 1
Fiorentina 1
Hammarby IF 1
Juventus 1
VfB Stuttgart 1
Sunderland 1
Valencia 1
Young Boys 1
Örebro SK 1
Örgryte IS 1
Krasnodar 1

References


  1. "1946: Gunnar Gren, IFK Göteborg". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  2. Jahnson, Therese (2014-11-11). "Bengt är smeden som gör Zlatans guldbollar". Mitt i. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  3. "Guldbollen". Fogis.se. Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  4. "Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be honoured with statue as David Beckham calls him 'one of the greatest ever'". The Telegraph. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  5. "Guldbollen". svenskfotboll.se. Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-12.