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Here Are 7 Football Legends Who Never Won The Ballon d’Or Till Retirement (Photos)

Several celebrities are judged by their track record. However, there are great players who remain legends in the world of football, although they have never won the Ballon d’Or.

We present 7 superstars who have never won the Golden Ball.

1. Thierry Henry

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

The Frenchman, Thierry Henry is a legend who made a great career at Arsenal, but has never won the Ballon d’Or despite his exploits in his various clubs and at the championships. In 2003, Thierry Henry finished second behind Pavel Nedved and in 2006 lost his prestigious prize against former Italian international Fabio Cannavaro.

2. Frank Lampard

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

The Englishman Frank Lampard is also a legend of Chelsea who was known for his great playing styles. Lampard never won the Ballon d’Or. In 2005, he was selected for this prize but lost to Ronaldinho.

3. Steven Gerrard

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has retired without a Golden Ball. However, in 2005, the English superstar finished third behind Frank Lampard.

4. Ryan Giggs

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Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was known for his impressive playing styles, but he never won the Golden Ball.

5. Xavi

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

The Spanish professional footballer Xaxi is a legend of FC Barcelona who has won all the football prizes except the Ballon d’Or. The 37-year-old finished third in 2009, losing to Lionel Messi. He also finished third in 2010 and 2011.

6. Andrea Pirlo

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo was considered one of the best midfielder in football history, but the 38-year-old never won the Golden Ball until his retirement.

7. Paul Scholes

Football: discover 7 legends that have never won the Ballon d'Or (photos)

Englishman Paul Scholes has played for Manchester United throughout his career and has never had the opportunity to celebrate a Golden Ball.

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