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9. 1970 – 7 points

Football - 1972 UEFA European Football Championship - Final: West Germany 3 Soviet Union 0 18/06/1972 West Germany's Gerd Muller celebrates after scoring his second, and his side's third, goal in the Heysel Stadium, Brussels

Gerd Muller is one of the most lethal forwards to have ever played the game. His stats speak for themselves and so do his club accolades. What truly sealed his Ballon d’Or win this year was his performance in the 1970 World Cup, when he scored 10 goals for West Germany and also had a prolific club season.

Described by Pele as his greatest adversary, Bobby Moore is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) Englishman to play for the country, and had captained the team in the 1966 triumph. While having had a mixed year, the best highlight was his tackle on Jairzinho, in the Brazil-England match, which people have described as the perfect tackle in football.

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