Who did Messi, Ronaldo & the top stars vote for in the FIFA Best Men’s Player Award?

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As captains of their respective countries, the top two vote-getters for the prize each selected a club team-mate to win the prestigious award

Lionel Messi chose Luis Suarez for the 2016-17 Best FIFA Men's Player award, while eventual winner Cristiano Ronaldo picked Luka Modric to win the prize.

Ronaldo won the award in London on Tuesday — his second straight year being named Best FIFA Men's Player.

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Following the ceremony, FIFA released a list of the players each voter chose for the award. The voting contingent consisted of the national team captain, the national team coach and a journalist from every territory that fields a team on the international level.

Each voter selected a player for first place, second place and third place, with the recipients getting five points for a first-place vote, three points for second place and one point for third. Players were not allowed to vote for themselves.

Messi, as Argentina captain, selected Suarez in first place, Andres Iniesta in second and former Barca team-mate Neymar in third.

Portugal captain Ronaldo similarly went with only Real Madrid club-mates, selecting Modric in first, Sergio Ramos in second and Marcelo in third.

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Eden Hazard, Belgium's captain, interestingly selected Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante in first, followed by Ronaldo and Modric.

Unsurprisingly, Dani Alves picked his club and international team-mate Neymar to win the award, with Messi and then Ronaldo following.


WHO DID THE TOP PLAYERS VOTE FOR?


Voter First Second Third
Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Andres Iniesta Neymar
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Cristiano Ronaldo Gianluigi Buffon Neymar
Mile Jedinak Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Luka Modric
Eden Hazard N'Golo Kante Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric
Edin Dzeko Cristiano Ronaldo Gianluigi Buffon Lionel Messi
Dani Alves Neymar Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo
James Rodriguez Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Robert Lewandowski
Luka Modric Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Toni Kroos
Jordan Henderson Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Luis Suarez
Ragnar Klavan Cristiano Ronaldo Eden Hazard Lionel Messi
Hugo Lloris Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Harry Kane
Manuel Neuer Toni Kroos Robert Lewandowski Arturo Vidal
Gianluigi Buffon Cristiano Ronaldo Paulo Dybala Luka Modric
Ki Sung-yueng Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Lionel Messi
Andres Guardado Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Gianluigi Buffon
Stevan Jovetic Lionel Messi Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo
Arjen Robben Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Marcelo
John Obi Mikel Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Gianluigi Buffon
Steven Davis Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Luka Modric
Robert Lewandowski Manuel Neuer Arturo Vidal Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Sergio Ramos Marcelo
Seamus Coleman Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Paulo Dybala
Vlad Chiriches Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Marcelo
Igor Akinfeev Cristiano Ronaldo Arturo Vidal Gianluigi Buffon
Scott Brown Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar
Branislav Ivanovic Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar
Martin Skrtel Cristiano Ronaldo Luis Suarez Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Luka Modric
Stephan Lichtsteiner Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Gianluigi Buffon
Emmanuel Adebayor Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Gianluigi Buffon
Diego Godin Luis Suarez Antoine Griezmann Lionel Messi
Michael Bradley Cristiano Ronaldo Sergio Ramos Lionel Messi

WHO DID THE TOP COACHES VOTE FOR?


Voter First Second Third
Jorge Sampaoli Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Marcelo
Ange Postecoglou Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Gianluigi Buffon
Robert Prosinecki Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric
Roberto Martinez Eden Hazard Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric
Marcello Lippi Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Gianluigi Buffon
Jose Pekerman Lionel Messi Luka Modric Robert Lewandowski
Ante Cacic Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Lionel Messi
Hector Cuper Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar
Gareth Southgate Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Toni Kroos
Didier Deschamps Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Gianluigi Buffon
Joachim Low Toni Kroos Manuel Neuer Neymar
Carlos Queiroz Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar
Giampiero Ventura Cristiano Ronaldo Gianluigi Buffon Lionel Messi
Juan Carlos Osorio Cristiano Ronaldo Arturo Vidal Marcelo
Herve Renard Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar
Dick Advocaat Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar
Michael O'Neill Cristiano Ronaldo Eden Hazard N'Golo Kante
Fernando Santos Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Lionel Messi
Martin O'Neill Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Eden Hazard
Gordon Strachan Luka Modric N'Golo Kante Lionel Messi
Julen Lopetegui Sergio Ramos Dani Carvajal Andres Iniesta
Mircea Lucescu Lionel Messi Sergio Ramos Luka Modric
Andriy Shevchenko Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Gianluigi Buffon
Oscar Tabarez Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Luis Suarez
Bruce Arena Cristiano Ronaldo Luka Modric Eden Hazard
Chris Coleman Sergio Ramos Luka Modric Harry Kane

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