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Bola de Ouro

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The Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball) is an annual award given each year, since 1973, by Brazilian sports magazine Placar to the best player in the Campeonato Brasileiro. A group of sports journalists watch every match of the competition and rate players 1 to 10 based on their performance. At the end of the season, the players with the best average rating in each position are awarded the Bola de Prata (Silver Ball), and the player with the best overall average rating is the recipient of the Bola de Ouro.

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The awards were first given in 1973, but since the 1970 Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa the magazine had started to evaluate players. The 1971 winner, Dirceu Lopes, received the award in the 2013 edition. Since the 1975 edition Placar also started to award a Bola de Prata to the top goalscorer of the competition. The players with most Bola de Ouro wins are Falcão, Toninho Cerezo, Zico, Roberto Costa and César Sampaio, each of them having won the award twice.

Winners

The award was not originally given from 1970 to 1972, but the following players had the best evaluation:

Bola de Prata

The Bola de Prata (Silver ball) is given to the best players in their respective position (forward, defender, etc.) on the same points system. Therefore, the Brazilian team of the year is created.

1970

Team: Picasso (BAH), Humberto Monteiro (CAM), Brito (CRU), Reyes (FLA), Everaldo (GRE), Zanata (FLA), Dirceu Lopes (CRU), Samarone (FLU), Vaguinho (CAM), Tostão (CRU) and Paulo Cézar Caju (BOT)

1971

Team: Andrada (VAS), Humberto Monteiro (CAM), Pescuma (CTB), Vantuir (CAM), Carlindo (CEA), Vanderlei (CAM), Dirceu Lopes (CRU), Rivellino (COR), Antônio Carlos (ARJ), Tião Abatiá (CTB) and Edu (SAN)

1972

Team: Leão (PAL), Aranha (REM), Figueroa (INT), Beto Bacamarte (GRE), Marinho Chagas (BOT), Piazza (CRU), Ademir da Guia (PAL), Zé Roberto (CTB), Osni (VIT), Alberi (ABC) and Paulo Cézar Caju (FLA)

1973

In 1973, Placar introduced the 'Bola de Ouro, given to the best player of the League, according to Placar itself. In this year, two players shared the Bola de Ouro, this situation never occurred again.

Team: Cejas (SAN), Zé Maria (COR), Ancheta (GRE), Alfredo (PAL), Marinho Chagas (BOT), Pedro Omar (AMG), Pedro Rocha (SAO), Dirceu Lopes (CRU), Zequinha (BOT), Mirandinha (SAO) e Mário Sérgio (VIT)
Bola de Ouro: Cejas (SAN) and Ancheta (GRE)

1974

Team: Joel Mendes (VIT), Louro (FOR), Figueroa (INT), Miguel (VAS), Wladimir (COR), Dudu (PAL), Mário Sérgio (VIT), Zico (FLA), Osni (VIT), Luisinho (ARJ) and Lula (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Zico (FLA)

1975

In 1975, Placar started giving the Bola de Prata to the League's top scorer.

Team: Waldir Peres (SAO), Nelinho (CRU), Figueroa (INT), Amaral (GUA), Marco Antônio (FLU), Falcão (INT), Carpegiani (INT), Zico (FLA), Gil (FLU), Palhinha (CRU) and Ziza (GUA)
Bola de Ouro: Waldir Peres (SAO)
Top Scorer: Flávio (INT) - 16 goals

1976

Team: Manga (INT), Perivaldo (BAH), Figueroa (INT), Beto Fuscão (GRE), Wladimir (COR), Toninho Cerezo (CAM), Paulo Cézar Caju (FLU), Paulo Isidoro (CAM), Valdomiro (INT), Doval (FLU) and Lula (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Figueroa (INT)
Top Scorer: Dario (INT) - 28 goals

1977

Team: Edson (REM), Zé Maria (COR), Oscar (Ponte Preta), Polozzi (Ponte Preta), Marco Antônio (VAS), Toninho Cerezo (CAM), Adílio (FLA), Zico (FLA), Tarciso (GRE), Reinaldo (CAM) and Paulo Cézar Caju (BOT)
Bola de Ouro: Toninho Cerezo (CAM)
Top Scorer: Reinaldo (CAM) - 28 goals

1978

Team: Manga (Operário), Rosemiro (PAL), Rondinelli (FLA), Deodoro (CTB), Odirlei (Ponte Preta), Caçapava (INT), Falcão (INT), Adílio (FLA), Tarciso (GRE), Paulinho (VAS) and Jésum (BAH)
Bola de Ouro: Falcão (INT)
Top Scorer: Paulinho (VAS) - 13 goals

1979

Team: João Leite (CAM), Nelinho (CRU), Osmar (CAM), Mauro Galvão (INT), Pedrinho (PAL), Píres (PAL), Falcão (INT), Jorge Mendonça (PAL), Jorginho (PAL), Roberto Dinamite (VAS) and Joãozinho (CRU)
Bola de Ouro: Falcão (Inter)
Top Scorer: César (ARJ) e Roberto César (CRU) - 13 goals

1980

Team: Carlos (Ponte Preta), Nelinho (CRU), Joãozinho (SAN), Luizinho (CAM), Júnior (FLA), Toninho Cerezo (CAM), Batista (INT), Sócrates (COR), Botelho (Desportiva Capixaba), Baltazar (GRE) and Mário Sérgio (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Toninho Cerezo (CAM)
Top Scorer: Zico (FLA) - 21 goals

1981

Team: Benitez (INT), Perivaldo (BOT), Moisés (BNG), Dario Pereyra (SAO), Marinho Chagas (SAO), Zé Mário (Ponte Preta), Elói (Inter de Limeira), Paulo Isidoro (GRE), Paulo César (SAO), Roberto Dinamite (VAS) and Mário Sérgio (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Paulo Isidoro (GRE)
Top Scorer: Nunes (FLA) - 16 goals

1982

Team: Carlos (Ponte Preta), Leandro (FLA), Juninho Fonseca (Ponte Preta), Edinho (FLU), Wladimir (COR), Batista (GRE), Pita (SAN), Zico (FLA), Lúcio (GUA), Careca (GUA) and Biro-Biro (COR)
Bola de Ouro: Zico (FLA)
Top Scorer: Zico (FLA) - 21 goals

1983

Team: Roberto Costa (CAP), Nelinho (CAM), Márcio Rossini (SAN), Dario Pereyra (SAO), Júnior (FLA), Dema (SAN), Paulo Isidoro (SAN), Pita (SAN), Jorginho (PAL), Reinaldo (CAM) and Éder (CAM)
Bola de Ouro: Roberto Costa (CAP)
Top Scorer: Serginho Chulapa (SAN) - 22 goals

1984

Team: Roberto Costa (VAS), Édson (COR), Ivan (VAS), de León (GRE), Júnior (FLA), Pires (VAS), Romerito (FLU), Assis (FLU), Renato Gaúcho (GRE), Roberto Dinamite (VAS) and Tato (FLU)
Bola de Ouro: Roberto Costa (VAS)
Top Scorer: Roberto Dinamite (VAS) - 16 goals

1985

Team: Rafael (CTB), Luiz Carlos Winck (INT), Leandro (FLA), Mauro Galvão (INT), Baby (BNG), Dema (SAN), Alemão (BOT), Rubén Paz (INT), Marinho (BNG), Careca (SAO) and Ado (BNG)
Bola de Ouro: Marinho (BNG)
Top Scorer: Edmar (GUA) - 20 goals

1986

Team: Gilmar (SAO), Alfinete (JOI), Ricardo Rocha (GUA), Dario Pereyra (SAO), Nelsinho (SAO), Bernardo (SAO), Pita (SAO), Jorginho (PAL), Sérgio Araújo (CAM), Careca (SAO) and João Paulo (GUA)
Bola de Ouro: Careca (SAO)
Top Scorer: Careca (SAO) - 25 goals

1987

Team: Taffarel (INT), Luiz Carlos Winck (INT), Aloísio (INT), Luizinho (CAM), Mazinho (VAS), Norberto (INT), Milton (CTB), Zico (FLA), Renato Gaúcho (FLA), Renato (CAM) e Berg (BOT)
Bola de Ouro: Renato Gaúcho (FLA)
Top Scorer: Müller (SAO) - 10 goals

1988

Team: Taffarel (INT), Alfinete (GRE), Aguirregaray (INT), Pereira (BAH), Mazinho (VAS), Paulo Rodrigues (BAH), Adílson Heleno (CRI), Bobô (BAH), Vivinho (VAS), Nílson (INT) and Zinho (FLA)
Bola de Ouro: Taffarel (INT)
Top Scorer: Nílson (INT) - 15 goals

1989

Top Scorer: Gilmar (SAO), Balu (CRU), Ricardo Rocha (SAO), Paulo Sérgio (CAM), Mazinho (VAS), Elzo (PAL), Raí (SAO), Bobô (SAO), Bismarck (VAS), Bizu (NAU) and Túlio (GOI)
Bola de Ouro: Ricardo Rocha (SAO)
Top Scorer: Túlio (GOI) - 11 goals

1990

Team: Ronaldo (COR), Gil Baiano (BRG), Adílson (CRU), Marcelo (COR), Biro-Biro (BRG), César Sampaio (SAN), Tiba (BRG), Luís Fernando (INT), Renato Gaúcho (FLA), Mazinho (BRG) and Careca Bianchesi (PAL)
Bola de Ouro: César Sampaio (SAN)
Top Scorer: Charles (BAH) - 11 goals

1991

Team: Marcelo (BRG), Gil Baiano (BRG), Márcio Santos (INT), Ricardo Rocha (SAO), Leonardo (SAO), Mauro Silva (BRG), Júnior (FLA), Neto (COR), Mazinho (BRG), Túlio (GOI) and Careca Bianchesi (PAL)
Bola de Ouro: Mauro Silva (BRG)
Top Scorer: Paulinho McLaren (SAN) - 15 goals

1992

Team: Gilberto (SPT), Cafu (SAO), Aílton (SPT), Alexandre Torres (VAS), Válber (BOT), Mauro Silva (BRG), Júnior (FLA), Zinho (FLA), Renato Gaúcho (BOT), Bebeto (VAS) and Nélio (FLA)
Bola de Ouro: Júnior (FLA)
Top Scorer: Bebeto (VAS) - 18 goals

1993

Team: Dida (VIT), Cafu (SAO), Antônio Carlos (PAL), Ricardo Rocha (SAN), Roberto Carlos (PAL), César Sampaio (PAL), Djalminha (GUA), Roberto Cavalo (VIT), Edmundo (PAL), Alex Alves (VIT) and Rivaldo (COR)
Bola de Ouro: César Sampaio (PAL)
Top Scorer: Guga (SAN) - 15 goals

1994

Team: Ronaldo (COR), Pavão (SAO), Cléber (PAL), Jorge Luís (GUA), Roberto Carlos (PAL), Zé Elias (COR), Zinho (PAL), Rivaldo (PAL), Amoroso (GUA), Marcelinho Carioca (COR) and Luizão (GUA)
Bola de Ouro: Amoroso (GUA)
Top Scorer: Túlio (BOT) and Amoroso (GUA) - 19 goals

1995

Team: Wágner (BOT), Zé Maria (Portuguesa), Gamarra (INT), Andrei (JUV), Marcos Adriano (SAN), Leandro Ávila (BOT), Jamelli (SAN), Giovanni (SAN), Donizete (BOT), Túlio (BOT) and Renato Gaúcho (FLU)
Bola de Ouro: Giovanni (SAN)
Top Scorer: Túlio (BOT) - 23 goals

1996

Team: Dida (CRU), Alberto (CAP), Gamarra (INT), Adílson (GRE), Zé Roberto (Portuguesa), Ricardinho (CRU), Goiano (GRE), Djalminha (PAL), Rodrigo Fabri (Portuguesa), Paulo Nunes (GRE) and Renaldo (CAM)
Bola de Ouro: Djalminha (PAL)
Top Scorer: Paulo Nunes (GRE) and Renaldo (CAM) - 16 goals

1997

Team: Carlos Germano (VAS), Zé Carlos (SAO), Júnior Baiano (FLA), Mauro Galvão (VAS), Dedê (CAM), Doriva (CAM), Fernando (INT), Zinho (PAL), Rodrigo Fabri (Portuguesa), Edmundo (VAS) and Müller (SAN)
Bola de Ouro: Edmundo (VAS)
Top Scorer: Edmundo (VAS) - 29 goals

1998

Team: Dida (CRU), Arce (PAL), Marcelo Djian (CRU), Gamarra (COR), Júnior (PAL), Vampeta (COR), Narciso (SAN), Jackson (SPT), Valdo (CRU), Edílson (COR) and Fábio Júnior (CRU)
Bola de Ouro: Edílson (COR)
Top Scorer: Viola (SAN) - 21 goals

1999

Team: Dida (COR), Bruno (CAM), Roque Júnior (PAL), Caçapa (CAM), Leandro (VIT), Vampeta (COR), Rincón (COR), Belletti (CAM), Marcelinho Carioca (COR), Marques (CAM) and Guilherme (CAM)
Bola de Ouro: Marcelinho Carioca (COR)
Top Scorer: Guilherme (CAM) - 28 goals

2000

Team: Rogério Ceni (SAO), Arce (PAL), Cris (CRU), Lúcio (INT), Sorín (CRU), Mineiro (PTP), Ricardinho (CRU), Juninho Pernambucano (VAS), Juninho Paulista (VAS), Ronaldinho (GRE) and Romário (VAS)
Bola de Ouro: Romário (VAS)
Top Scorer: Dill (GOI), Magno Alves (FLU) and Romário (VAS) - 20 goals

2001

Team:
Emerson (BAH)
Francisco Arce (PAL), Daniel (SCA), Gustavo (CAP), Léo (SAN)
Simão (SCA), Preto Casagrande (BAH); Kléberson (CAP), Roger (FLU)
Marques (CAM), Alex Mineiro (CAP)
Bola de Ouro: Alex Mineiro (CAP)
Top Scorer: Romário (VAS) – 21 goals

2002

Team:
Diego (JUV)
Mancini (CAM), Fábio Luciano (COR), Alex (SAN), Athirson (FLA)
Tinga (GRE), Fábio Simplício (SAO); Kaká (SAO), Ramon (VAS)
Robinho (SAN), Gil (COR)
Bola de Ouro: Kaká (SAO)
Top Scorer: Luís Fabiano (SAO), Rodrigo Fabri (GRE) – 19 goals

2003

Team:
Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Maurinho (CRU), Fabão (GOI), Alex (SAN), Léo (SAN)
Renato (SAN), Claudio Maldonado (CRU); Marcelinho Carioca (VAS), Alex (CRU)
Luís Fabiano (SAO), Grafite (GOI)
Bola de Ouro: Alex (CRU)
Top Scorer: Dimba (GOI) – 31 goals

2004

Team:
Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Paulo Baier (GOI), Diego Lugano (SAO), Rodrigo (SAO), Léo (SAN)
Mineiro (SAO), Magrão (PAL); Dejan Petković (VAS), Ricardinho (SAN)
Washington (CAP), Robinho (SAN)
Bola de Ouro: Robinho (SAN)
Top Scorer: Washington (CAP) – 34 goals

2005

Team:
Fábio Costa (COR)
Cicinho (SAO), Diego Lugano (SAO), Carlos Gamarra (PAL), Jadílson (GOI)
Mineiro (SAO), Marcelo Mattos (COR); Juninho Paulista (PAL), Dejan Petković (FLU)
Carlos Tevez (COR), Rafael Sóbis (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Carlos Tevez (COR)
Top Scorer: Romário (VAS) – 22 goals

2006

Team:
Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Ilsinho (SAO), Fabão (SAO), Índio (INT), Kléber (SAN)
Mineiro (SAO), Lucas Leiva (GRE); Zé Roberto (BOT), Wágner (CRU)
Fernandão (INT), Aloísio (SAO)
Bola de Ouro: Lucas Leiva (GRE)
Top Scorer: Souza (GOI) – 17 goals

2007

Team:
Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Léo Moura (FLA), Thiago Silva (FLU), Breno (SAO), Kléber (SAN)
Hernanes (SAO), Richarlyson (SAO); Thiago Neves (FLU), Jorge Valdivia (PAL)
Leandro Amaral (VAS), Alberto Acosta (NAU)
Bola de Ouro: Thiago Neves (FLU)
Top Scorer: Josiel (PAR) – 20 goals
Fans' Best Player: Leandro Amaral (VAS)

2008

Team:
Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Vítor (GOI), André Dias (SAO), Miranda (SAO), Juan (FLA)
Ramires (CRU), Hernanes (SAO); Wágner (CRU), Tcheco (GRE)
Borges (SAO), Nilmar (INT)
Bola de Ouro: Rogério Ceni (SAO)
Top Scorer: Keirrison (CUR), Kléber Pereira (SAN), Washington (FLU) – 21 goals

2009

Team:
Victor (GRE)
Jonathan (CRU), André Dias (SAO), Miranda (SAO), Kléber (INT)
Pierre (PAL), Pablo Guiñazú (INT); Dejan Petković (FLA), Marcelinho Paraíba (CUR)
Diego Tardelli (CAM), Adriano (FLA)
Bola de Ouro: Adriano (FLA)
Top Scorer: Adriano (FLA), Diego Tardelli (CAM) – 19 goals

2010

Team:
Fábio (CRU)
Mariano (FLU), Chicão (COR), Alex Silva (SAO), Roberto Carlos (COR)
Jucilei (COR), Elias (COR); Darío Conca (FLU), Walter Montillo (CRU)
Jonas (GRE), Neymar (SAN)
Bola de Ouro: Darío Conca (FLU)
Top Scorer: Jonas (GRE) – 23 goals

2011

Team:
Fernando Prass (VAS)
Mário Fernandes (GRE), Dedé (VAS), Paulo André (COR), Juninho (FIG)
Paulinho (COR), Marcos Assunção (PAL); Walter Montillo (CRU), Ronaldinho (FLA)
Neymar (SAN), Fred (FLU)
Bola de Ouro: Neymar (SAN)
Top Scorer: Borges (SAN) – 23 goals

2012

Team:
Diego Cavalieri (FLU)
Marcos Rocha (CAM), Leonardo Silva (CAM), Réver (CAM), Carlinhos (FLU)
Paulinho (COR), Ralf (COR); Lucas (SAO), Zé Roberto (GRE)
Fred (FLU), Ronaldinho (CAM)
Bola de Ouro: Ronaldinho (CAM)
Hors Concours: Neymar (SAN)
Top Scorer: Fred (FLU) – 20 goals
Best Newcomer: Bernard (CAM)

2013

Team:
Fábio (CRU)
Mayke (CRU), Dedé (CRU), Rodrigo (GOI), Alex Telles (GRE)
Nílton (CRU), Elias (FLA); Everton Ribeiro (CRU), Clarence Seedorf (BOT)
Diego Tardelli (CAM), Walter (GOI)
Bola de Ouro: Everton Ribeiro (CRU)
Top Scorer: Éderson (CAP) – 21 goals

2014

Team:
Marcelo Grohe (GRE)
Marcos Rocha (CAM), Gil (COR), Rafael Tolói (SAO), Zé Roberto (GRE)
Charles Aránguiz (INT), Lucas Silva (CRU); Ricardo Goulart (CRU), Paulo Henrique Ganso (SAO)
Diego Tardelli (CAM), Paolo Guerrero (COR)
Bola de Ouro: Ricardo Goulart (CRU)
Top Scorer: Fred (FLU) – 18 goals

2015

Team:
Marcelo Grohe (GRE)
Galhardo (GRE), Gil (COR), Geromel (GRE), Douglas Santos (CAM)
Rafael Carioca (CAM), Elias (COR); Jádson (COR), Renato Augusto (COR)
Lucas Pratto (CAM), Luan (GRE)
Bola de Ouro: Renato Augusto (COR)
Top Scorer: Ricardo Oliveira (SAN) – 20 goals
Best Newcomer: Gabriel (SAN)

2016

Team:
Jailson (PAL)
Jean (PAL), Geromel (GRE), Réver (FLA), Fábio Santos (CAM)
Tchê Tchê (PAL), Willian Arão (FLA); Moisés (PAL), Dudu (PAL)
Robinho (CAM), Gabriel Jesus (PAL)
Bola de Ouro: Gabriel Jesus (PAL)
Top Scorer: Fred (CAM); William Pottker (PPT); Diego Souza (SPT) – 14 goals

References

Bola de Ouro Wikipedia


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