Argentina Captain and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, won the best men’s player at the FIFA Awards but he vote Christiana Ronaldo for the award.
Messi scored 46 percent of the total votes to beat Van Dijk receiving 38 percent and Ronaldo 36 percent respectively.
Daily Tells Nigeria had reported that Virgil won the UEFA footballer of the year but Messi was voted FIFA men’s footballer of the year at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy ahead of Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Messi has been voted sixth times as the best player in the world under FIFA’s men category.
See how Messi, Ronaldo and others voted
Messi voted Sadio Mane of Liverpool as first and picked Ronaldo as his second.
Ronaldo did not reciprocate this gesture, rather he omitted Messi completely from his top list.
He voted for Juventus team-mate Matthijs de Ligt as his 1st option, Frenkie de Jong as his second choice while Kylian Mbappe as his third bet for the post.
Others Voted as Follows:
Harry Kane – England captain
(1) Lionel Messi (2) Virgil van Dijk (3) Cristiano Ronaldo
Luka Modric – Croatia captain
(1) Cristiano Ronaldo (2) Eden Hazard (3) Lionel Messi
Hugo Loris – France captain
(1) Lionel Messi (2) Cristiano Ronaldo (3) Kylian Mbappe
Manuel Neuer – Germany captain
(1) Virgil van Dijk (2) Sadio Mane (3) Eden Hazard
Virgil van Dijk – Netherlands captain
(1) Lionel Messi (2) Mohamed Salah (3) Sadio Mane
Gareth Southgate – England coach
(1) Lionel Messi (2) Cristiano Ronaldo (3) Virgil van Dijk
Ryan Giggs – Wales coach
(1) Cristiano Ronaldo (2) Lionel Messi (3) Virgil van Dijk
Mick McCarthy – Republic of Ireland coach
(1) Virgil van Dijk (2) Frenkie de Jong (3) Harry Kane
Michael O’Neill – Northern Ireland coach
(1) Virgil van Dijk (2) Mohamed Salah (3) Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi – Argentina captain
(1) Sadio Mane (2) Cristiano Ronaldo (3) Frenkie de Jong
This online news platform gathers that some football analyst sees Ronaldo’s voting decision as hatred for Messi and fear for the sixth FIFA’s most valued player.
Though Messi voted for Ronaldo, he didn’t picked him as his number best, but second best.
It would be recalled the Juventus talisman, Ronaldo had promised to have a dinner with the Barca’s hit man, Lionel Messi.