Back-to-back Ballon d’Or winners

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12th January 2015

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Back-to-back Ballon d’Or winners

Johan Cruyff was a three time winner of the award, claiming back-to-back accolades in 1973 and 1974.

Johan Cruyff was a three time winner of the award, claiming back-to-back accolades in 1973 and 1974.

Kevin Keegan clinched the prestigious honour in 1978 and 1979 while playing for Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.

Kevin Keegan clinched the prestigious honour in 1978 and 1979 while playing for Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made an impressive 310 appearances for Bayern Munich, collecting the Ballon d'Or in 1980 and 1981.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made an impressive 310 appearances for Bayern Munich, collecting the Ballon d'Or in 1980 and 1981.

One of the greats of the game. Michel Platini was nominated for the award five times, winning it on three occasions at Juventus (1983, 1984 and 1985).

One of the greats of the game. Michel Platini was nominated for the award five times, winning it on three occasions at Juventus (1983, 1984...

Marco van Basten lined-up for Ajax and AC Milan over a 14-year professional career. During that time, he secured three Ballon d'Ors (1988, 1989 and 1992).

Marco van Basten lined-up for Ajax and AC Milan over a 14-year professional career. During that time, he secured three Ballon d'Ors (1988, 1989 and...

Lionel Messi has dominated world football, winning the acclaimed trophy on four successive occasions from 2009-2012.

Lionel Messi has dominated world football, winning the acclaimed trophy on four successive occasions from 2009-2012.

Alongside Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is another star at the pinnacle of the sport. He's lifted the award three times, claiming back-to-back trophies in 2013 and 2014.

Alongside Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is another star at the pinnacle of the sport. He's lifted the award three times, claiming back-to-back trophies in 2013 and...