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Ronaldo 2016 FIFA best player – How Kalaba and Wedson voted

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda voted Lionel Messi, Neymar and Gareth Bale for FIFA world best player at the inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.

According to documents obtain by Zambianfootball.co.zm, Nyirenda did not vote for the eventual winner of the world best player award Christiano Ronaldo.

Chipolopolo captain Rainford Kalaba gave his first vote to Ronaldo, then Messi and he gave Neymar his third vote.

In the media category, the Zambian vote was carried by Elias Chipepo who voted for Christiano Ronaldo (5), Lionel Messi (3) and Luis Suarez (1).

Former Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard voted for Neymar and then went for fellow Frenchman Ngolo Kante while his third vote went to Christian Ronaldo.

Ironically, the two biggest rivals Ronaldo and Messi did not vote for each other.

The Real star voted for three of his teammates 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.

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Below are some selected individual votes as compile by football365.

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. Oh no. Pitchforks, people.

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.


One Comment to Ronaldo 2016 FIFA best player – How Kalaba and Wedson voted

  1. Billy says:

    Ronaldo deserves it.
    1) 2016 Champions league win with Real Madrid
    2) Euro 2016 win with Portugal
    3) World club championship with Real Madrid
    4) 2016 Ballon D’Or

    What more can one ask for. Congratulations Mr Christiano Ronaldo

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