To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Comparing Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And Paul Scholes By Their Career Ballon d'Or Votes

Published 

Comparing Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And Paul Scholes By Their Career Ballon d'Or Votes

Looking back at the career Ballon d'Or votes of Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard makes for very interesting reading.

Yes, we're delving into one of football's age old questions - who's the greatest midfielder between Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard?

Image: PA
Image: PA

Well, here's a look at the trio of Premier League legends through their career Ballon d'Or votes, and it paints a fascinating story.

Advert

Gerrard ranks above both Lampard and Scholes. What's more, it's not really that close.

The Liverpool legend received 220 votes throughout his career, with the Chelsea hero recording 169 votes while the Man United icon failed to pick up a single vote during his storied playing days.

Steven Gerrard = 220 votes

- 2001 = 1 vote

Advert

- 2005 = 142 votes

- 2006 = 0 votes

- 2007 = 17 votes

- 2008 = 28 votes

Advert

- 2009 = 32 votes

Frank Lampard = 169 votes

- 2004 = 5 votes

- 2005 = 148 votes

Advert

- 2006 = 3 votes

- 2008 = 8 votes

- 2009 = 5 votes

Paul Scholes = 0 votes

Advert

- 2000 = 0 votes

- 2001 = 0 votes

- 2003 = 0 votes

- 2004 = 0 votes

- 2007 = 0 votes

In fact, Scholes has received the most Ballon d'Or nominations without ever receiving a single vote (5) per Football 365.

Both Gerrard and Lampard received their most votes in the same year (2005).

Lampard, though, pipped Gerrard to second place with Ronaldinho being crowned Ballon d'Or winner.

Image: Wikipedia
Image: Wikipedia

It's not the first time Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard have been the subject of fierce debate.

Champions League's official Twitter account ran a poll asking fans who was the greatest back in 2018.

SPORTbible also posed the question to our audience with Scholes coming out on top.

Scholes, Lampard or Gerrard? Who's the best?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Football, Steven Gerrard

Nasir Jabbar
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Top 10 Highest-Paid MLS Players Revealed, Gareth Bale And David Beckham Do Not Feature

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

No Safety Guarantees For LGBTQ+ Fans Travelling To Qatar For World Cup

a day ago