Messi votes for Ronaldo… but the favour is not returned
The FIFA Best Men’s Player saw Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award – but who voted for who?
As Argentina captain, Messi made Liverpool’s Sadio Mane his first pick, with Ronaldo second and Frenkie de Jong third.
Van Dijk picked Messi first, with the Netherlands skipper then voting for Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
In total, Messi won 46 ranking points to win his sixth FIFA player of the year award, with Van Dijk (38) securing two more points than Ronaldo.
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WHERE THE VOTES WENT
Belgium skipper Eden Hazard also voted Mane first, then Van Dijk second and Messi third.
Kane finished 10th overall, and he has Tottenham team-mate Heung-min Son to thanks after the South Korea captain picked the England forward.
Guyana skipper Sam Cox and Trinidad and Tobago's Khaleem Hyland also plumped for Kane in first.