Football

Here's Who Voted For Whom In The Ballon D'Or

Here's Who Voted For Whom In The Ballon D'Or

Luka Modric broke the Ronaldo/Messi duopoly on the Ballon D'Or award last night, with the Croatia midfielder adding the famous award to Fifa's 'The Best' laurel he picked up in September.

The women's award was won by Ada Hegerberg.

The two awards had been merged for five years between 2010 and 2015 under the title 'Fifa Ballon D'Or' in which international managers and captains along with a journalist from each country voted to crown the world's best player.

Now that they are separate again, the Ballon D'Or is organised by France Football magazine and consists solely of votes from journalists across the world.

Ballon D'Or Voting Breakdown

Last night's awards placed Modric in top spot, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in second and Antoine Griezmann in third. Kylian Mbappe finished fourth while Leo Messi came fifth in the voting. Mo Salah was the highest-placed Premier League player, in sixth. Neymar, who left Barcelona for PSG with his main intention supposedly being to win this award, hilariously finished 12th. It's the first time since 2012 he has finished outside of the top ten, back when he was still playing in Brazil with Santos.

France Football has since released the data as to who voted for whom, with the Irish vote cast by Paul Kelly of the Irish Examiner, who picked Modric in first ahead of Griezmann, Ronaldo, Salah and Messi in that order.

Advertisement

Henry Winter cast the English vote, and he again voted Modric top with Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann and Raphael Varane completing his top five.

Neymar couldn't even crack the top five of the vote in Brazil, with journalist Cléber Machado voting for Modric, Ronaldo, Greizmann, De Bruyne, and Salah in that order. He did, in fairness, finish third in Belize.

Griezmann, whose friendship with Diego Godin has seen him indulge in some mild appropriation of Uruguayan culture, topped the vote in Uruguay.

There weren't too many bonkers calls - Sergio Aguero randomly topped the vote in Grenada, Karim Benzema did so in the Central African Republic while Thibault Courtois was number one in Kyrgyzstan. Kitts and Nevis, meanwhile, had Sergio Ramos in second place and Roberto Firmino earned the same place in Sri Lanka.

Mo Salah topped the voting in Egypt and Yemen, while Harry Kane's best placing came from Uzbekistan.

The full breakdown can be viewed here.

See Also: Aiden McGeady Majorly Critical Of Chris Coleman In Netflix Sunderland Documentary

Gavin Cooney
Article written by
Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

You may also like