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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019: Votes of Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk and other top players revealed

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Published 24 Sep 2019, 10:22 IST
24 Sep 2019, 10:22 IST

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

What's the story?

The FIFA Best awards ceremeony was held last night, with Lionel Messi managing to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk to the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp won the FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award, while Megan Rapinoe won the FIFA Best Women’s Player of the Year award for her stunning performances with the US Women's team at the World Cup earlier this year.

In case you didn't know...

The FIFA Best awards are decided partly (50%) by votes given by the captain and coach of all the member nations of FIFA. Each coach and captain gets to choose their top 3 nominees for every category and there were certainly some interesting choices made by the national team skippers and coaches.

Another 50% weightage is given to select media outlets and fans from various countries.

The heart of the matter

Here is how some of the top stars and captains voted in the FIFA Best Awards:

Lionel Messi: 1) Sadio Mane, 2) Cristiano Ronaldo, 3) Frenkie de Jong

Virgil van Dijk: 1) Lionel Messi, 2) Mohamed Salah, 3) Sadio Mane

Cristiano Ronaldo: 1) Matthijs de Ligt, 2) Frenkie de Jong, 3) Kylian Mbappe

Eden Hazard: 1) Sadio Mane, 2) Van Dijk, 3) Lionel Messi

Luka Modric: 1) Cristiano Ronaldo, 2) Eden Hazard, 3) Lionel Messi

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Son Heung-Min: 1) Harry Kane, 2) Van Dijk, 3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Harry Kane: 1) Lionel Messi, 2) Van Dijk, 3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos: 1) Eden Hazard, 2) Cristiano Ronaldo, 3) Mohamed Salah

Steven Davies: 1) Lionel Messi, 2) Van Dijk, 3) Sadio Mane

Seamus Coleman: 1) Lionel Messi, 2) Van Dijk, 3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Manuel Neuer: 1) Van Dijk, 2) Sadio Mane, 3) Eden Hazard

Andrew Robertson: 1) Van Dijk, 2) Frenkie de Jong, 3) Sadio Mane

Hugo Lloris: 1) Lionel Messi, 2) Cristiano Ronaldo, 3) Kylian Mbappe

The votes are pretty interesting as it shows who the players value as being among the best in the world. Interestingly, Ronaldo didn't have Messi's name on his list. Because of his injury problems last season, Neymar did not receive even a single vote this time.

What's next?

With Van Dijk having won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award and Messi bagging the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award, it will be interesting to see who will claim the Ballon d'Or this term.

Also check out: Premier League Table La Liga Table Champions League Schedule

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:34 IST
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