The Best Fifa Awards 2017: Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar - Who did India vote for?

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Stephen Constantine snubbed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and named Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick as his top choice for The Best award...

The Indian national team coach Stephen Constantine voted for three players who did not finish among the top three at The Best FIFA Football Awards.

In fact, skipper Sunil Chhetri too saw only one of his picks make the cut into the top three.

From each country, the national team managers, captains and members of the media are eligible to vote for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane coming out on top at the ceremony, held in London on Monday, as the best player and coach respectively.

The Bengaluru FC forward’s first choice was Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi being the second and third choices.

Sunil Chhetri Stephen Constantine Indian National Team training session

Constantine's top pick was Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick followed by Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos.

Interestingly, it was Dhiman Sarkar, a senior journalist from Kolkata, who got both his picks spot on as he voted for Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane for the best player and coach awards respectively.

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WHO DID INDIA VOTE FOR?


The Best FIFA Men's Player 2017:

Voter First Second Third
Sunil Chhetri Sergio Ramos Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi
Stephen Constantine Aubamayeng Pierre-Emerick N'Golo Kante Toni Kroos
Dhiman Sarkar Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Gianluigi Buffon

The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017:

Voter First Second Third
Sunil Chhetri Antonio Conte Zinedine Zidane Mauricio Pochettino
Stephen Constantine Joachim Low Mauricio Pochettino Massimiliano Allegri
Dhiman Sarkar Zinedine Zidane Tite Joachim Low

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