Cristiano Ronaldo has officially been named FIFA men's player of the year for 2017 at the awards ceremony held in London on Monday night.
Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2017 pic.twitter.com/agzK4mBaci
— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) October 23, 2017
It was one of the worst-kept secrets in football as it was expected that Ronaldo would claim the award ahead of Lionel Messi and Neymar who rounded off the top three, and sure Ronaldo claimed his second FIFA men's player award in a row.
While there was not many interesting things to be taken away from a typically boring and drawn-out FIFA ceremony, every year we take great pleasure in looking through the list of captains and managers from every registered FIFA nation to see who they voted in the top three.
This year was Seamus Coleman's first time giving his top 3 as Robbie Keane had done the honours during his reign as national team captain, and both he and Martin O'Neill had a different third finalist to Neymar.
Coleman opted to pick Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala as his #3, while Martin O'Neill opted for Eden Hazard in his voting.
Here are some of the notable captains and managers and their votes:
Republic of Ireland:
Martin O'Neill: 1) C. Ronaldo, 2) L. Messi, 3) E. Hazard
Seamus Coleman: 1) C. Ronaldo, 2) L. Messi, 3) P. Dybala
Michael O'Neill: 1) C. Ronaldo, 2) E. Hazard, 3) N. Kante
Steven Davis: 1) C. Ronaldo, 2) L. Messi, 3) L. Modric
Gordon Strachan: 1) L. Modric, 2) N.Kante 3) L. Messi
Scott Brown: 1) C. Ronaldo, 2) L. Messi, 3) Neymar
Chris Coleman: 1) S. Ramos, 2) L. Modric 3) H. Kane
You can read the list of every captain, coach, and media of every FIFA nation in full here.
The coach of Sudan believes Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid was the second best player in the world this past year, and the Indian manager selected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the best player in the world.
Agree with Ronaldo? Who is in your top 3? Get in touch and let us know.