The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) was founded in 1984, March, 24 in Leipzig. The course of IFFHS statutory object fulfils the requests of FIFA-regulations for the time being.

The activities of the IFFHS are corresponding to the endeavor and instructions of FIFA to present statistically the worldwide football. IFFHS is eagerly bent on a regular, informal, professional exchange of information corresponding to above mentioned object. Therewith general and specific aspects should be covered as well as to attain adjustment of content for both sides.

The IFFHS honors also other categories like “THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYER OF THE CENTURY” of all continents (Pelé, Gruyff, Beckenbauer, DiStefano, Maradona, Puskas, Platini, Weah…), “THE MOST POPULAR PLAYER IN THE WORLD” and other historical records.

World Football Gala

IFFHS is organizer of annual World Football Gala, honoring the elected and determined the World’s Top Goal Scorer (international and leagues), the World’s best Goalkeeper, the World’s best Coach (national and club); the World’s best Referee, Club World Ranking, and the strongest national league of the world, as well as the world’s best playmaker, being generally authorisized therefore.

 

Former Results

THE WORLD’S BEST TOP DIVISION GOAL SCORER

1997 Hakan Sukur Galatasaray Turquie
1998 Jaime Juan Kaviedes Guayaquil Equateur
1999 Mario Jardel Porto Brasil
2000 Mario Jardel Porto Brasil
2001 José Alfredo Castillo Santa Cruz Bolivia
2002 Joaquin Botero La Paz Bolivia
2003 José Cardozo Toluca Paraguay
2004 Patrizio Calaz Calame Chili
2005 Clemerson « Araujo » Osaka  Brasil
2006 Klaus Jan Huntelaar Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands
2007 Afonso Alves Heerenveen Brasil
2008 Lucas Barrios Colo Colo Santiago Argentina
2009 Marc Janko Salzburg Austria
2010 Luis Alberto Suarez Ajax Uruguay
2011 Aleksanders Cekulajeus Trans Narva Latvia
2012 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2013 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Argentina
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF Portugal
2014 Luis Suarez FC Liverpool Uruguay
2015 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid C.F. Portugal


THE WORLD’S BEST CLUB COACH

1996 Marcello Lippi Juventus Turin
1997 Ottmar Hitzfeld Borussia Dortmund
1998 Marcelo Lippi Juventus Turin
1999 Alex Ferguson Manchester United
2000 Carlos Bianchi Boca Junior
2001 Ottmar Hitzfeld FC Bayern München
2002 Vicente Del Bosque Real Madrid
2003 Carlos Bianchi Boca Junior
2004 Jose Mourinho FC Chelsea
2005 Jose Mourinho FC Chelsea
2006 Frank Rijkaard FC Barcelona
2007 Carlo Ancelotti Milan AC
2008 Alex Ferguson Manchester United
2009 Josep Guardiola FC Barcelona
2010 José Mourinho Inter Milano/Real Madrid
2011 Josep Guardiola FC Barcelona
2012 José Mourinho Real Madrid
2013 Josef Heynckes FC Bayern München
2014 Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid CF
2015 Luis Enrique FC Barcelona


THE WORLD’S BEST NATIONAL COACH

1996 Berti Vogts Germany
1997 Mario Zagalo Brasil
1998 Aimé Jacquet France
1999 Wanderley Luxemburgo Brasil
2000 Roger Lemerre France
2001 Marcello Bielsa Argentina
2002 Luiz Felipe Scolari Brasil
2003 Jacques Santini France
2004 Otto Rehhagel Greece
2005 Carlos Alberto Parreira Brasil
2006 Marcello Lippi Italy
2007 Dunga Brasil
2008 Luis Arragones Spain
2009 Vicente Del Bosque Spain
2010 Vicente Del Bosque Spain
2011 Oscar Washington Tabarez Uruguay
2012 Vicente Del Bosque Spain
2013 Vicente Del Bosque Spain
2014 Joachim Löw Germany
2015 Jorge Sampaoli Chile


WOMAN FOOTBALL

THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER

2012 Hope Solo USA

2013 Hope Solo USA

2014 Hope Solo USA and Almuth Schult Germany

2015 Hope Solo USA

THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYMAKER

2012 Marta Brasil

2013 Lena Goessling  Germany

2014 Nadine Kessler  Germany

2015 Carli Lloyd USA

THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN CLUB

2012 Olympique Lyon

2013 VFL Wolfsburg

2014 VFL Wolfsburg

2015 Olympique Lyonnais

THE WORLD’S BEST REFEREE

2012 Jenny Palmqvist Sweden

2013 Bibiana Steinhaus Germany

2014 Bibiana Steinhaus  Germany

2015 Kateryna Monzul Ukraine


THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER

1987 Jean Marie Pfaff Belgium
1988 Rinat Dassaev Russia
1989 Walter Zenga Italy
1990 Walter Zenga Italy
1991 Walter Zenga Italy
1992 Peter Schmeichel Denmark
1993 Peter Schmeichel Denmark
1994 Michel Preudhomme Belgium
1995 Jose Luis Chilavert Paraguay
1996 Andreas Koepke Germany
1997 Jose Luis Chilavert Paraguay
1998 Jose Luis Chilavert Paraguay
1999 Oliver Kahn Germany
2000 Fabien Barthez France
2001 Oliver Kahn Germany
2002 Oliver Kahn Germany
2003 Gianluigi Buffon Italy
2004 Gianluigi Buffon Italy
2005 Peter Cech Republique Tchèque
2006 Gianluigi Buffon Italy
2007 Gianluigi Buffon Italy
2008 Iker Casillas Spain
2009 Iker Casillas Spain
2010 Iker Casillas Spain
2011 Iker Casillas Spain
2012 Iker Casillas Spain
2013 Manuel Neuer Germany
2014 Manuel Neuer Germany
2015 Manuel Neuer Germany


THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYMAKER

2006 Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid
2007 Kaka Milan AC
2008 Xavi FC Barcelona
2009 Xavi FC Barcelona
2010 Xavi FC Barcelona
2011 Xavi FC Barcelona
2012 Andrès Iniesta FC Barcelona
2013 Andrès Iniesta FC Barcelona
2014 Toni Kroos FC Bayern München/ Real madrid CF
2015 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona

 

 THE WORLD’S BEST REFEREE           

1987 Romualdo Filho Brasil
1988 Michel Vautrot France
1989 Michel Vautrot France
1990 José Robert Wright Brasil
1991 Peter Mikkelsen Denmark
1992 Aaron Schmidhuber Germany
1993 Peter Mikkelsen Denmark
1994 Sandor Puhl Hungary
1995 Sandor Puhl Hungary
1996 Sandor Puhl Hungary
1997 Sandor Puhl Hungary
1998 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
1999 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
2000 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
2001 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
2002 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
2003 Pier-Luigi Collina Italy
2004 Markus Merk Germany
2005 Markus Merk Germany
2006 Horacio Elizondo Argentina
2007 Markus Merk Germany
2008 Roberto Rosetti  Italy
2009 Massimo Busacca Switzerland
2010 Howard Webb England
2011 Viktor Kassaï Hungary
2012 Pedro Proença Portugal
2013 Howard Webb England
2014 Nicola Rizzoli Italy
2015 Nicola Rizzoli Italy

 

THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER

1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Marseille
1992 Dennis Bergkamp Ajax Amsterdam
1993 Said Al Owairan Riyadh
1994 Hristo Stoichkov FC Barcelona
1995 Jürgen Klinsmann Tottenham/Bayern
1996 Ali Daei Teheran/Doha
1997 Ronaldo FC Barcelona/Inter Milan
1998 Jassem Al-Houwaidi Kuweit City
1999 Raoul Real Madrid
2000 Rivaldo FC Barcelona
2001 Hani Al-Dhabit Salalah
2002 Ruud Van Nistelrooy Manchester United
2003 Thierry Henry Arsenal
2004 Ali Daei Teheran
2005 Adriano Inter Milan
2006 Humberto Suazo Colo Colo
2007 Tresor M’putu Mabi Congo Dr
2008 Leandson Al Musharraq SC Manama
2009 Shinji Okazaki Shimizu FC Shizuoka
2010 Bader Al-Mutawa SC Kuwait City
2011 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2012 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF
2015 Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern Munich

 

THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYER

1988 Marco Van Basten Netherlands
1989 Marco Van Basten Netherlands
1990 Lothar Matthaus Germany

 

The FIFA has continued this distinction named “Fifa world player” since 1991.


THE STRONGEST NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE WORLD

1991 Italy
1992 Italy
1993 Italy
1994 Italy
1995 Italy
1996 Italy
1997 Germany
1998 Italy
1999 Italy
2000 Spain
2001 Spain
2002 Spain
2003 Italy
2004 Spain
2005 England
2006 Italy
2007 England
2008 England
2009 England
2010 Spain
2011 Spain
2012 Spain
2013 Spain
2014 Spain
2015 Spain


CLUB WORLD RANKING

1991 AS Roma
1992 Ajax Amsterdam
1993 Juventus Turin
1994 Paris St Germain
1995 Milan AC
1996 Juventus Turin
1997 FC Barcelona
1998 Inter Milan
1999 Manchester United
2000 Real Madrid
2001 FC Liverpool
2002 Real Madrid
2003 Milan Ac
2004 Cf Valencia
2005 FC Liverpool
2006 FC Sevilla
2007 FC Sevilla
2008 Manchester United
2009 FC Barcelona
2010 FC Inter Milano
2011 FC Barcelona
2012 FC Barcelona
2013 FC Bayern München
2014 Real Madrid CF
2015 FC Barcelona
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