Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award last night in London, beating competition from Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The Portuguese star of Real Madrid raised 43,16% of the votes, winning the trophy for the second year in a row, while Messi only got 19,25%. Neymar came third, with 6,97% of the votes.
The result was decided by managers and captains of each national team, as well as a member of the media from each country. Each voter nominated a first, second and third choice.
Given the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are both captains of their national teams, they also had a saying in the final decision. Players were not allowed to vote for themselves, but the two superstars avoided to nominate each other.
According to Sky Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo voted for his Real Madrid team-mates, in the following order: Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.
Lionel Messi chose more or less the same approach, as he voted for two Barcelona team-mates – Luis Suarez (1st) and Andres Iniesta (2nd), and a former Barcelona team-mate, currently with PSG, Neymar (3rd)