Ballon d’Or: The 11 players who did not receive a vote

Date published: Tuesday 13th December 2016 10:26

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Sergio Aguero was among the 11 players who did not receive a vote at the Ballon d’Or awards.

While Cristiano Ronaldo received more than twice as many votes as Lionel Messi to be crowned the winner of the 2016 award, there were 11, who failed to register a point.

Ronaldo was named Europe’s best player of the calendar year for a fourth time at a ceremony on Monday night, topping a poll of 173 journalists worldwide.

The 31-year-old played a crucial role as Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in May to become European champions for a record-extending 11th time.

Then two months later, Portugal triumphed at Euro 2016 in France to claim a major trophy for the first time – despite losing their talisman to injury early on in the final.

Ronaldo, who has so far scored 48 goals in 52 games for club and country during 2016, received 745 points in the voting, according to figures from Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

Messi came second with 316 points, while third-placed Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid received 198 points.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester finished highest in seventh place, with 20 points and his team-mate mate Jamie Vardy was one position behind with 11 points.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic finished 13th with five points, while fellow Manchester United player Paul Pogba claimed joint-14th alongside Juventus’ Arturo Vidal, both finishing on four points.

Dimitri Payet was the final Premier League representative to receive any votes, and he finished joint-17th with a solitary point.

However, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, as well as Hugo Lloris of Tottenham all failed to register a point.

The other players not to receive a vote were Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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