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France Football is a Frenchmarker bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. It's one of the most reputable sports publications in Europe, mostly because of their photographic reports and accurate statistics of the big European Cup matches, and extensive coverage of the European leagues. The magazine was first published in 1946.

Main trophies awarded by France Football

Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or (French for Golden Ball and often referred to as European Footballer of the Year award) is the most notable award distributed by France Football. The award has been given out annually since 1956, with the inaugural winner being Stanley Matthews and the most recent recipient being Lionel Messi, 96 jurors gave Messi 473 points out of a possible 480.

French player of the year

Every year, the magazine elects the best French player of the year. Till 1995, only French players playing in Francemarker could win it. Since 1996, French players playing abroad can win the trophy. Since 2001, former winners elect the winner of the year.

Year Player Club
1959 Jules Sbroglia Angers
1960 Raymond Kopa Stade Reims
1961 Khennane Mahi Rennes
1962 André Lerond Stade Français
1963 Yvon Douis Monaco
1964 Marcel Artelesa Monaco
1965 Philippe Gondet Nantes
1966 Philippe Gondet Nantes
1967 Bernard Bosquier Saint-Étienne
1968 Bernard Bosquier Saint-Étienne
1969 Hervé Revelli Saint-Étienne
1970 Georges Carnus Saint-Étienne
1971 Georges Carnus Saint-Étienne
1972 Marius Trésor Ajaccio
1973 Georges Bereta Saint-Étienne
1974 Georges Bereta Saint-Étienne
1975 Jean-Marc Guillou Angers
1976 Michel Platini Nancy
1977 Michel Platini Nancy
1978 Jean Petit Monaco
1979 Maxime Bossis Nantes
1980 Jean-François Larios Saint-Étienne
1981 Maxime Bossis Nantes
1982 Alain Giresse Bordeaux
1983 Alain Giresse Bordeaux

Year Player Club
1984 Jean Tigana Bordeaux
1985 Luis Fernández Paris Saint-Germain
1986 Manuel Amoros Monaco
1987 Alain Giresse Marseille
1988 Stéphane Paille Sochaux
1989 Jean-Pierre Papin Marseille
1990 Laurent Blanc Montpellier
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Marseille
1992 Alain Roche Auxerre
1993 David Ginola Paris Saint-Germain
1994 Bernard Lama Paris Saint-Germain
1995 Vincent Guérin Paris Saint-Germain
1996 Didier Deschamps Juventus
1997 Lilian Thuram Parma
1998 Zinedine Zidane Juventus
1999 Sylvain Wiltord Bordeaux
2000 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2001 Patrick Vieira Arsenal
2002 Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid
2003 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2004 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2005 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2006 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2007 Franck Ribéry Marseille
2008 Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich

Manager of the year

Every year, the magazine elects the best manager of the year.

See also

You might be looking for the France national football team, the French Football Federation or the French league, the Championnats Nationaux.

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