FIFA held their glitzy The Best Awards on Monday night, although there were two significant absentees as neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo turned up.
Luka Modric was crowned the best player in the world, beating Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to the prize. As we all know, Messi bizarrely didn’t even make the top three.
Anyway, after the awards had all been handed we got to find out who everybody voted for, and it makes for quite interesting reading. If you’re after the full list you can find it here.
Here’s Messi’s top three.
- Luka Modric
- Kylian Mbappe
- Cristiano Ronaldo
It will surprise absolutely no-one that Ronaldo did not vote for Messi. He went for Raphael Varane, Modric and Antoine Griezmann instead.
International captains all get a vote, as well as national team coaches and a selection of journalists.