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FIFA Best Player Award: How Rohr, Mikel snubbed Ronaldo and Messi

FIFA Best Player Award: How Rohr, Mikel snubbed Ronaldo and Messi

- A report has shown that Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Best Player award after scooping 34.54% of the total votes

- Lionel Messi got 26.42% of the total votes while Antoine Griezmann got 7.53% of the votes

- However, the report made public by FIFA has shown that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr and his captain Mikel Obi, differed in their choice of the world’s best player

World football governing body, FIFA, has revealed the breakdown of how national team captains and managers voted in the inaugural Best Player Award held in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, January 9.

From to the report released, it was gathered that Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, picked up the top award after scooping 34.54% of the total votes.

Ronaldo wins inaugural FIFA Best Player Award

Ronaldo wins inaugural FIFA Best Player Award

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While his rival Lionel Messi got 26.42% of the total votes with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann coming third garnering 7.53% of the votes.

However, the list made public by FIFA has shown that Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr and his captain Mikel Obi, differed in their choice of the world’s best player.

Rohr, who is Franco-German, snubbed eventual winner Ronaldo and went for Frenchman Griezmann as his best player with Messi in second and German goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, in third.

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While Mikel, who just signed for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda, snubbed Messi.

He voted Ronaldo as his best player with Griezmann in second and Neuer in third.

Checkout how national team captains and managers voted in the inaugural FIFA Best Player Award here.

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