Past Golden Ball winners

Rio de Janeiro - Recent recipients of the Soccer World Cup Player of the Tournament after Argentina's Lionel Messi picked up the 2014 Golden Ball award on Sunday.

2014 : Lionel Messi (ARG)

2010 : Diego Forlan (URU)

2006 : Zinedine Zidane (FRA)

2002 : Oliver Kahn (GER)

1998 : Ronaldo (BRA)

1994 : Romario (BRA)

1990 : Salvatore Schillaci (ITA)

1986 : Diego Maradona (ARG)

1982 : Paolo Rossi (ITA)

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