I thought it would be interesting to go back and attempt to assemble inclusive world wide 23 man Balon d'Or short lists and 3 finalists for every year post WWI. This will obviously be an imprecise exercise but and would like to make it as accurate as possible given the information available and would love input. I want to make the lists under the assumption (one that obviously not reflect the reality of the times) that voters are relatively evenly distributed throughout the parts of the world where soccer is a major sport and that voters have access to information about games from all over the world. Basically trying to approximate what a fully educated voters of the time might do. This would assume things like European voters knowing about Arthur Friedenreich before his 1925 European Tour where he was a huge revolution to the continent. Obviously they had a very high opinion of him when they saw him in 1925, so you can assume his exploits in South America would be viewed in a favorable light. I also wants this idea of educated voters to hopefully lessen the tendency of some players to win or place very highly in the Balon d'Or based on one game, for instance Lev Yashin winning in 1963 based in large part on one All Star game that many people in the press saw. I am not going to treat the voting period with to much stringency. For instance in 1920, the list will account for the entire 1919-1920 seasons in Europe as well as the 1920 seasons in South America and International competition in the 1920 calendar year.