Lionel Messi was named World Footballer of the Year with the Ballon d´Or on Monday. Now the detailed results are known.
This Ballon d'Or election was for Cristiano Ronaldo Forget.
The Portuguese had no chance against Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
Among other things, because not even his compatriot, the Portuguese journalist Joaquim Rita, voted for him.
That's what it is about
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or just ahead of Robert Lewandowski.
Cristiano Ronaldo had no chance against the two competitors.
That too, because not even his compatriot voted for the Portuguese.
Immediately after the Ballon d’Or gala in Paris, criticism of the result of the election carried out by France Football magazine was voiced. Lionel Messi prevailed with 33 votes ahead of Robert Lewandowski. Many experts had previously seen the Poles as favorites. The fans were outraged.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo made it to sixth place with just 178 points – 435 points less than Messi. Shortly before the start of the gala in Paris, the Portuguese had weathered the editor-in-chief of France Football that he was outraged, wrote CR7 on Instagram, explaining how Pascal Ferré could lie. Mo Salah, who was supported by the English press, only came in seventh place (121 points).
One football journalist per country is entitled to vote, chooses a top five ranking from 30 nominated candidates, distributing six, four, three, two and one point. Some individual results caused head shaking in social networks.
For example, Portugal's representative Joaquim Rita from “SIC Noticias”, who did not even vote his compatriot Ronaldo into the top five, also left Messi out. He gave N'Golo Kanté his vote, ahead of Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappé.
Argentina's representative Enrique Wolff from ESPN had of course put Messi on the one, but removed Lewandowski from his top list. Likewise Ernst Hasler from the “Liechtenstein Fatherland”, who voted for Jorginho, Raheem Sterling, Kanté, Messi and Erling Haaland. Probably the most unusual list came from Passang Norbu from Bhutan, who voted for Salah, Kanté, Haaland, Phil Foden and Karim Benzema.
Messi was in first place in 59 countries, 45 journalists voted for Lewandowski, who was clearly ahead in Europe, Jorginho was second ahead of Messi, while the American continent and Asia clearly voted for Messi.
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