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Tales from the Book of Golden Ball Heroes of Time ... Oleg Blokhin

Many football stars left indelible historical imprints inside the green rectangle during their football career full of titles and accomplishments, whether with their country teams or the clubs that defended their shirt, to succeed in engraving their names in letters of light in the records of the winners of the Golden Ball Award granted annually by the famous French magazine France Football has been named the best player in the world since its inception in 1956 until now.

Oleg Blokhin, the star of the Soviet Union and former club Dynamo Kiev, won the Golden Ball award in 1975, surpassing the football stars of the old continent at that time after his wonderful career, whether with his country or his Ukrainian team.

Blokhin won the Ballon d'Or in 1975 after winning first place in the race to vote for the award with 122 points, while Franz Beckenbauer, Germany's legend, and Bayern Munich came in second with 42 points, followed by Johan Cruyff, the late Dutch and Barcelona star with 27 points.

Oleg Blokhin has a wonderful career with the clubs that he played with its jersey, most notably Dynamo Kiev, who played with him between 1969 and 1988, and who won with him 19 titles, most notably the Soviet League 8 times, the Local Cup competition 5 times, the European Cup Winners' Cup twice, and the European Super Cup once.

The mercurial striker, born in 1952, scored 42 goals in 112 matches for the Soviet Union and scored 266 goals for Dynamo Kiev.