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Toure admits his shock at the Ballon d’Or results

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Yaya Toure admits he is shocked at how a player whose team won nothing can win the Ballon d’Or.

Yaya Toure is referring to Sadio Mane in particular.

The former Barcelona and Manchester City star is astonished at the Ballon d’Or results.

What amazed him most was just how far behind Mane was from the front runners.

Mane in fact received around half the votes of eventual winner Messi.

While he was still over 100 votes behind third-placed Ronaldo.

What confused Toure most, is the fact that neither Messi or Ronaldo won anything outside of their domestic leagues.

Speaking at the Club World Cup, where Ballon d’Or fourth-placed player Mane is getting ready to play in the final, the ex-Ivory Coast international expressed his disappointment.

According to Goal, He said:

“To be honest he deserved to win the Ballon d’Or.”

“Did you see the votes?”

“Did you see what he did in the last year?”

“How many goals he scored, what he achieved with Liverpool?

“For me, it is a shame when a team wins this trophy [the Champions League] and the winner of the Ballon d’Or is not coming from there.”

While Mane probably appreciates the compliments, he is humble enough to acknowledge the quality of eventual winner Messi.