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1971
1st - Brazil (Cruzeiro - Forward) 
2nd - Argentina (Independiente - Midfielder/Attacking Midfielder) - AS Monaco (72-75) 
3rd - Argentina (Nacional Montevideo - Striker) 
1972
1st - Peru (Alianza Lima - Offensive Midfielder/Forward) 
2nd - Brazil (Santos - Forward) 
3rd - Brazil (Botafogo - Winger/Forward) - Olympique de Marseille (74-75) 
1973
1st - Brazil (Santos - Forward) 
2nd - Argentina (Huracan - Winger/Striker) - UD Las Palmas (76-78) 
3rd - Brazil (Corinthians - Attacking Midfielder) 
1974
1st - Chile (Internacional - Centre Back) 
2nd - Brazil (Botafogo - Left Back) 
3rd - Argentina (Huracan/Wattenscheid 09 - Striker) - Wattenscheid 09 (74-75) 
1975
1st - Chile (Internacional - Centre Back) 
2nd - Argentina (River Plate - Striker) - Olympique de Marseille (76) 
3rd - Uruguay (Penarol - Striker) - Rayo Vallecano (79-80) Valencia CF (80-81) 
1976
1st - Chile (Internacional - Centre Back) 
2nd - Brazil (Flamengo - Attacking Midfielder) - Udinese (83-85) 
3rd - Brazil (Fluminense - Attacking Midfielder) 
1977
1st - Brazil (Flamengo - Attacking Midfielder) 
2nd - Brazil (Fluminense - Attacking Midfielder) 
3rd - Chile (Palestino Santiago - Centre Back) 
1978
1st - Argentina (Valencia CF - Striker) - Valencia CF (77-81 , 82-82) Hercules Alicante (82-84) First Vienna (86-87) Sankt Pölten (87-90) 
2nd - Argentina (River Plate - Goalkeeper) - Atletico Madrid (85-86) 
3rd - Brazil (Vasco Da Gama/America - Attacking Midfielder) - Atletico Madrid (79-82) Hellas Verona (82-83) SSC Napoli (83-84) Ascoli (84-85) Como (85-86) US Avellino (86-87) 
1979
1st - Argentina (Argentinos Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (82-84) SSC Napoli (84-91) Sevilla FC (92-93)  
2nd - Paraguay (Sportivo Luqueno - Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (88-89) 
3rd - Brazil (Internacional - Midfielder) - AS Roma (80-85) 
1980
1st - Argentina (Argentinos Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (82-84) SSC Napoli (84-91) Sevilla FC (92-93)  
2nd - Brazil (Flamengo - Attacking Midfielder) - Udinese (83-85) 
3rd - Uruguay (Nacional Montevideo - Forward) - Cagliari (82-83) 
1981
1st - Brazil (Flamengo - Attacking Midfielder) - Udinese (83-85) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (82-84) SSC Napoli (84-91) Sevilla FC (92-93)  
3rd - Brazil (Flamengo - Left Back/Midfielder) - Torino (84-87) Delfino Pescara (87-89) 
1982
1st - Brazil (Flamengo - Attacking Midfielder) - Udinese (83-85) 
2nd - Brazil (AS Roma - Midfielder) - AS Roma (80-85) 
3rd - Argentina (Barcelona FC - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (82-84) SSC Napoli (84-91) Sevilla FC (92-93)  
1983
1st - Brazil (Corinthians - Attacking Midfielder) - Fiornetina (84-85) 
2nd - Argentina (Argentinos Juniors - Goalkeeper) - Atletico Madrid (85-86) 
3rd - Brazil (Atletico Mineiro - Left Winger/Forward) 
1984
1st - Uruguay (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder) - Racing Club de France (86-89) Olympique de Marseille (89-90) Cagliari (90-93) Torino (93-94) 
2nd - Argentina (Flamengo - Goalkeeper) - Atletico Madrid (85-86) 
3rd - Argentina (Independiente - Attacking Midfielder) 
1985
1st - Paraguay (Fluminense - Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (88-89 
2nd - Uruguay (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder) - Racing Club Paris (86-89) Olympique de Marseille (89-90) Cagliari (90-93) Torino (93-94) 
3rd - Argentina (Argentinos Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Como (87) Neuchâtel Xamax (88) 
1986
1st - Uruguay (River Plate - Forward) - CD Logrones (88-80) 
2nd - Brazil (Sao Paulo FC - Striker) - SSC Napoli (87-93) 
3rd - Paraguay (Fluminense - Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (88-89 
1987
1st - Colombia (Deportivo Cali - Midfielder) - Montpellier (88-91) Real Valladolid (91-92) 
2nd - Uruguay (Penarol - Defender) 
3rd - Uruguay (Penarol - Central Midfielder) - Genoa (89-90) Coventry City (90) Real Betis (90-91) 
1988
1st - Uruguay (Racing Club - Midfielder) - Racing Club de France (86-87) Genoa (89-90) 
2nd - Uruguay (CD Logrones/Nacional Montevideo - Centre Back) - CD Logrones (87-88) 
3rd - Uruguay (Nacional Montevideo - Fullback) 
1989
1st - Brazil (Flamengo/Vasco Da Gama - Forward) - Deportivo La Coruna (92-96) Sevilla FC (97) 
2nd - Brazil (Vasco Da Gama - Defensive Midfielder) - Lecce (90-91) Fiorentina (91-92) Valencia CF (94-96) Celta Vigo (96-00) Elche (00-01) 
3rd - Colombia (Atletico Nacional - Goalkeeper) - Real Valladolid (92-93) 
1990
1st - Paraguay (Olimpia - Forward) - Racing Santander (80-81) Real Zaragoza (81-85) Barcelona FC (85-88) 
2nd - Uruguay (River Plate - Striker) - CD Logrones (91-92) 
3rd (tied) - Colombia (Atletico Nacional/Real Valladolid - Defensive Midfielder) - Real Valladolid (90-92) 
3rd (tied) - Colombia (Atletico Nacional - Goalkeeper) - Real Valladolid (92-93) 
1991
1st - Argentina (Velez Sarsfield - Centre Back) - CD Logrones (88-89) Real Madrid (89-90) Ancona (92) 
2nd - Argentina (AS Monaco/River Plate - Striker) - SSC Napoli (82-83) Avellino (83-86) Fiornetina (86-88) Internazionale (88-89) AS Monaco (89-91) 
3rd - Chile (Universidad Catolica - Goalkeeper) 
1992
1st - Brazil (Sao Paulo FC - Attacking Midfielder) - Paris Saint Germain (93-98) 
2nd - Argentina (Stade Brestois/Cerro Porteno/Olimpia - Goalkeeper) - Stade Brestois (92) 
3rd - (tied) Argentina (San Lorenzo - Striker) - Toulouse FC (90-91) Sporting CP (99-01) 
3rd - (tied) Argentina (Newell's Old Boys - Defender) - Real Oviedo (96-99) Grasshoppers (03-04) 
1993
1st - Colombia (Independiente Medellin/Atletico Junior - Midfielder) - Montpellier (88-91) Real Valladolid (91-92) 
2nd - Bolivia (Albacete Balompié/Colo-Colo) - Albacete Balompié (92-93) 
3rd (tie) - Brazil (Sao Paulo FC - Right Back) - Real Zaragoza (95) AS Roma (97-03) AC Milan (03-08) 
3rd (tie) - Colombia (America Cali/Palmeiras - Midfielder) - SSC Napoli (94-95) Real Madrid (95-96) 
1994
1st - Brazil (Sao Paulo FC - Right Back) - Real Zaragoza (95) AS Roma (97-03) AC Milan (03-08) 
2nd - Paraguay (Velez Sarsfield - Goalkeeper) - RC Strasbourg (00-02) 
3rd - Argentina (Independiente - Left Winger) - Real Zaragoza (95-99) Celta Vigo (99-07) 
1995
1st - Uruguay (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder) - Racing Club Paris (86-89) Olympique de Marseille (89-90) Cagliari (90-93) Torino (93-94) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (82-84) SSC Napoli (84-91) Sevilla FC (92-93)  
3rd - Brazil (Palmeiras/Flamengo - Striker) - Fiornetina (97-99) SSC Napoli (01) 
1996
1st - Paraguay (Velez Sarsfield - Goalkeeper) - RC Strasbourg (00-02) 
2nd - Uruguay (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder) - Racing Club Paris (86-89) Olympique de Marseille (89-90) Cagliari (90-93) Torino (93-94) 
3rd (tie) - Argentine (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder/Forward) - Valencia CF (97-98) Sampdoria (98-99) Parma (99-00) Fenerbahce (02-03) 
3rd (tie) - Colombia (Independiente Medellin/Atletico Junior - Midfielder) - Montpellier (88-91) Real Valladolid (91-92) 
1997
1st - Chile (River Plate - Striker) - Lazio (98-01) Juventus (01-03) 
2nd - Peru (Sporting Cristal/Boca Juniors - Winger/Fullback) - Newcastle United (98-04, 05-07) Aston Villa (04-05) West Ham United (07-08) 
3rd - Paraguay (Velez Sarsfield - Goalkeeper) - RC Strasbourg (00-02) 
1998
1st - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Striker) - Villareal (01-03) Real Betis (03-04) Alaves (04) 
2nd - Paraguay (Benfica/Corinthians - Centre Back) - Benfica (97-98) Atletico Madrid (99-00) Internazionale (02-05) 
3rd - Paraguay (Velez Sarsfield - Goalkeeper) - RC Strasbourg (00-02) 
1999
1st - Argentina (River Plate - Striker) - Barcelona FC (01-04, 06-07) AS Monaco (04-05) Sevilla FC (05-06) Real Madrid (07-09) Benfica (since 09) 
2nd - Paraguay (Palmeiras - Right Back) 
3rd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (02-03) Villareal (03-07) 
2000
1st - Brazil (Vasco Da Gama - Striker) - PSV Eindhoven (88-93) Barcelona FC (93 - 95) Valencia CF (96-97) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (02-03) Villareal (03-07) 
3rd (tie) - Colombia (Boca Juniors - Goalkeeper) - Perugia (02) Besiktas (02-06) Antalyaspor (06-07) 
3rd (tie) - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Striker) - Villareal (01-03) Real Betis (03-04) Alaves (04) 
2001
1st - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (02-03) Villareal (03-07) 
2nd - Colombia (Boca Juniors - Goalkeeper) - Perugia (02) Besiktas (02-06) Antalyaspor (06-07) 
3rd - Brazil (Vasco Da Gama - Striker) - PSV Eindhoven (88-93) Barcelona FC (93 - 95) Valencia CF (96-97) 
2002
1st - Paraguay (Toluca - Striker) - St Gallen (90-92) 
2nd - Uruguay (Olimpia - Midfielder) - Racing Santander (08) 
3rd - Uruguay (Nacional Montevideo - Centre Back) - Real Betis (03-07) 
2003
1st - Argentina (Boca Juniors/Corinthians - Striker) - West Ham United (06-07) Manchester United (07-09) Manchester City (09-13) Juventus (13-15) 
2nd - Paraguay (Toluca - Striker) - St Gallen (90-92) 
3rd - Brazil (Santos - Attacking Midfielder) - FC Porto (04-06) Werder Bremen (06-09) Juventus (09-10) VFL Wolfsburg (10-11) Atletico Madrid (since 11) 
2004
1st - Argentina (Boca Juniors/Corinthians - Striker) - West Ham United (06-07) Manchester United (07-09) Manchester City (09-13) Juventus (13-15) 
2nd - Argentina (River Plate - Defensive Midfielder) - West Ham United (06-07) Liverpool FC (07-10) Barcelona FC (since 10) 
3rd (tie) - Argentina (River Plate - Midfielder) - FC Porto (05-09, since 12) Olympique de Marseille (09-12) 
3rd (tie) - Brazil (Santos - Winger/Striker) - Real Madrid (05-08) Manchester City (08-10) AC Milan (since 10) 
2005
1st - Argentina (Corinthians - Striker) - West Ham United (06-07) Manchester United (07-09) Manchester City (09-13) Juventus (13-15) 
2nd - Uruguay (Sao Paulo FC - Centre Back) - Fenerbahce (06-11) Paris Saint Germain (11-13) Malaga (13) WBA (since 13) 
3rd - Brazil (Sao Paulo FC - Right Back) - Real Madrid (06-07) AS Roma (07-10, since 11) Villareal (11) Sivaspor (13) 
2006
1st - Chile (Colo-Colo - Attacking Midfielder) - Villareal (06-09) Sporting CP (09-12) Fiorentina (since 12) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Winger/Forward) - Genoa (09-12) Inter (since 12) 
3rd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Defensive Midfielder) - Real Madrid (07-11) AS Roma (11-12) Valencia (12-13) 
2007
1st - Paraguay (America - Striker/Winger) 
2nd - Paraguay (Boca Juniors - Left Back) - Deportivo La Coruna (10-12) 
3rd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Right Back) - FC Porto (01-02) AS Monaco (03-04) Espanyol Barcelona (04-05) 
2008
1st - Argentina (Estudiantes La Plata - Midfielder/Attacking Midfielder) - Sampdoria (96-98) Parma (98-99) Lazio (99-01) Manchester United (01-03) Chelsea (03-04) Internazionale (04-06) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Attacking Midfielder) - Barcelona FC (02-03) Villareal (03-07) 
3rd - Paraguay (America - Striker/winger) 
2009
1st - Argentina (Estudiantes La Plata - Midfielder/Attacking Midfielder) - Sampdoria (96-98) Parma (98-99) Lazio (99-01) Manchester United (01-03) Chelsea (03-04) Internazionale (04-06) 
2nd (tie) - Ecuador (PSV/LDU Quito - Right Winger/Attacking Midfielder) - PSV Eindhoven (06-09) 
2nd (tie) - Chile (Monterrey - Striker) - Real Zaragoza (10) 
3rd - Argentina (Estudiantes La Plata - Centre Back) 
2010
1st - Argentina (Internacional - Attacking Midfielder) - VFL Wolfsburg (03-06) Portsmouth (06) Real Zaragoza (06-07) 
2nd - Argentina (Estudiantes La Plata - Midfielder/Attacking Midfielder) - Sampdoria (96-98) Parma (98-99) Lazio (99-01) Manchester United (01-03) Chelsea (03-04) Internazionale (04-06) 
3rd - Brazil (Santos - Forward) Barcelona (since 13) 
2011
1st - Brazil (Santos - Forward) Barcelona (since 13) 
2nd - Chile (Universidad de Chile - Forward) SSC Napoli (since 12) 
3rd - Brazil (Santos - Attacking Midfielder) 
2012
1st - Brazil (Santos - Forward) Barcelona (since 13) 
2nd - Peru (Corinthians - Forward) Bayern (04-06) Hamburg (06-12) 
3rd - Brazil (Sao Paulo - Attacking Midfielder/Winger) PSG (since 12) 
2013
1st - Brazil (Atlético Mineiro - Forward) PSG (01-03) Barcelona (03-08) Milan (08-10) 
2nd - Brazil (Santos - Forward) Barcelona (since 13) 
3rd - Argentina (Newell's Old Boys - Winger/Attacking Midfielder) Espanyol (02-05) Atlético Madrid (05-10) Liverpool (10-12) 
2014
1st - Colombia (River Plate - Forward) Trabzonspor (10-11) Sporting CP (15-16) 
2nd - Uruguay (River Plate - Winger) 
3rd - Argentina (River Plate - Attacking Midfielder) Mallorca (06) 
2015
1st - Uruguay (River Plate - Winger) 
2nd - Argentina (Boca Juniors - Striker) West Ham United (06-07) Manchester United (07-09) Manchester City (09-13) Juventus (13-15) 
3rd - Ecuador (Emelec - Striker) 
2016
1st - Colombia (Atlético Nacional - Striker) 
2nd - Brazil (Palmeiras - Winger/Forward) Manchester City (since 17) 
3rd - Venezuela (Atlético Nacional - Attacking Midfielder) 

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