3 Manchester United stars apart from Cristiano Ronaldo who have won the Ballon d’Or
Manchester United has had a Ballon d'Or trophy winner a total of 4 times in their history and the latest winner was obviously the present generation football legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award a total of 5 times and the first time he won it was with Manchester United in 2008.
Cristiano Ronaldo came close to winning the trophy in 2007 also with Manchester United but came second, losing out to Kaka. But the very next year, Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that the 4-decade deadlock of Ballon d'Or trophy ended with his laurels in 2008.
But then, who were the other 3 players who had previously won the trophy 3 times for the Red Devils? That’s what we are here for.
A look at the 3 Manchester United players apart from Cristiano Ronaldo who had won the coveted individual trophy.
#3 Denis Law - 1964
Denis Law still holds the record of being the only Scottish footballer ever to win the Ballon d'Or trophy. He was signed by Manchester United in the year 1962 and represented the club till 1973. He scored 171 goals in 309 appearances for the club making his goal tally third best behind Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton for the Red Devils.
Denis Law won the Ballon d'Or trophy in the year 1964 beating the Barcelona legend Luis Suarez who himself was a Ballon d'Or winner with FC Barcelona. Denis Law was also a prolific forward for the Scottish national team and has scored 30 goals from 55 appearances.
Denis Law was given multiple nicknames during his playing career - " The Lawman', " Denis the Menace','The King" etc. were some of the famous ones.