A list of legends who failed to get a single Ballon d'Or vote in 2005 before Lionel Messi changed the game

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David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo and Wayne Rooney feature on the list.

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A list of players who failed to receive a single Ballon d'Or vote in 2005 features some legendary names, including David Beckham, Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.England pair Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard ended up finishing second and third respectively, while Chelsea captain John Terry narrowly missed out on the top 10.So who missed out? A total of 26 players were originally in contention for the 2005 Ballon d’Or, but did not receive any votes.

A total of four players from France also feature, including Juventus players Patrick Vieira and David Trezeguet.After winning the award in 2005, a delighted Ronaldinho said:"To be here with all those great players applauding me is a dream come true. This gives me motivation to keep working and try to emulate them."I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.

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