The breakdown of the voting at the FIFA Football Awards ceremony has been revealed – and it will come as no surprise to hear that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi did not vote for one another to Best Player.
At the inaugural ceremony on Monday, Ronaldo capped off an incredible 2016 by being crowned the world’s best player.
The Portuguese collected his fourth Ballon d’Or only last month, having inspired Real Madrid to Champions League glory before leading Portugal to victory at Euro 2016.
The Real star voted for three of his team-mates to win the award however, while second-placed Messi picked a trio of Barcelona stars.
Ronaldo received 34.54% of the total votes, with captains, managers and journalists naming their top three players of 2016. Messi came second with 26.42%, while Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann polled 7.53% of the votes.
Here are the votes from some select individuals (the full list can be viewed here):
Lionel Messi (Argentina): 1. Suarez 2. Neymar 3. Iniesta
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): Bale, Modric, Ramos
Wayne Rooney (England): Ronaldo, Suarez, Vardy. (Rooney also voted for Jurgen Klopp third in the voting for best manager.)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Dani Alves (Brazil): Messi, Neymar, Suarez
Luka Modric (Croatia): Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar
Manuel Neuer (Germany): Kroos, Ozil, Lewandowski
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy): Messi, Bale, Ronaldo
Arjen Robben (Netherlands): Ronaldo, Kroos, Lewandowski
Andreas Granqvist (Sweden): Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo, Bale
Steven Davis (Northern Ireland): Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann
Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland): Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez
Darren Fletcher (Scotland): Ronaldo, Suarez, Messi
Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia): Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar
Sergio Ramos (Spain): Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta
Billy Forbes (Turks and Caicos): Vardy, Ronaldo, Messi
Ashley Williams (Wales): Bale, Messi, Lewandowski
Gareth Southgate (England): Ronaldo, Griezmann, Kante
Chris Coleman (Wales): Bale, Sanchez, Vardy
Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Martin O’Neill (Republic of Ireland): Bale, Buffon, Kante
Gordon Strachan (Scotland): Messi, Suarez, Aguero
Juan Antonio Pizze (Chile): Sanchez. He did not pick anyone in second or third.
Duncan Castles: Ronaldo, Suarez, Neuer