There are some interesting elements to be gathered from the overview of FIFA’s Best Awards votes, such as Cristiano Ronaldo voting for Lionel Messi and the Argentine not returning the favor.
Ronaldo managed 38 points to Messi’s 35, a long way behind Champions League winner Lewandowski on 52.
FIFA released a complete analysis of the results and there are some interesting things, such as that Ronaldo earned fewer points from coaches compared to Messi (186 to 196), but more from captains (259-207), media (153-103), and much more from fans (457,905 to 356,950).
The breakdown also reveals who voted for who and Ronaldo tipped the hat to his long-time competitor by voting for Lewandowski first, Messi second, and Kylian Mbappé third.
But Messi used two of his three votes for PSG players, specifically Neymar first, Mbappé second, and Lewandowski only third.