Ballon d'Or winners from 1956 to 2023 are listed here.

Here's a look at all the men's award winners from 1956 to 2022, ahead of the 2023 Ballon d'Or awards in Paris on Monday.

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious individual award in football, awarded annually by the French magazine France Football.

The prestigious award was first presented in 1956, and the tradition has continued ever since. Stanley Matthews of England was the inaugural recipient of the prize.

Messi and his old nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo have won the prestigious men's prize 13 times between them during the last 15 years 

Messi won his first Ballon d'Or barely five years into his senior professional career, 14 years ago.

Stanley Matthews (Blackpool) in 1956Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid) in 1957Raymond Kopa (Real Madrid) in 1958Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid) in 1959 

Luis Suarez (Barcelona) in 1960Omar Sivori (Juventus) in 1961Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague) in 1962

Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moscow) in 1963Denis Law (Manchester United) in 1964Eusebio (Benfica) in 1965Bobby Charlton (Manchester United) in 1966Florian Albert (Ferencvaros) in 1967George Best (Manchester United) in 1968

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