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.
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