Following the conclusion of the FIFA the Best Gala, FIFA have published the voting breakdown of the Best FIFA Men’s player award. Per the rules, players and coaches are expected to select their top three from the short listed players for the coveted price. The first player gets awarded five points, the second three and the third, one.
Both Messi and Ronaldo did not select Van Dijk at all while Van Dijk gave Messi his five points. More so, Messi had Ronaldo in his list, but the latter did not repay the gesture.
See how they voted below.
Messi: Mane, Ronaldo, De Jong
Van Dijk: Messi, Salah, Mane
Ronaldo: De Ligt, De Jong, Mbappe
Hazard: Mane, Van Dijk, Messi
Alves: Messi, Mane, Van Dijk
Modric: Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi
Kane: Messi, Van Dijk, Ronaldo
Lloris: Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe
Aubameyang: Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi
Neuer: Van Dijk, Mane, Hazard
Chiellini: Ronaldo, De Jong, Salah
Son Heung-min: Kane, Van Dijk, Ronaldo
Robertson: Van Dijk, De Jong, Mane
Ramos: Hazard, Ronaldo, Salah
Xhaka: Ronaldo, Van Dijk, Messi
Godin: Messi, Mane, Van Dijk
See full list HERE