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The Full Voting List For The FIFA Best Men's Player Award Has Been Released

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The Full Voting List For The FIFA Best Men's Player Award Has Been Released

The full list of votes cast in 2020's FIFA Best Men's Player has been released and it shows how far ahead Robert Lewandowski was.

2020 saw Lewandowski net 55 goals in all competitions as well as win a memorable treble with Bayern Munich.

It has seen the Polish international scoop up the top award ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But how close were those two to catching Robert Lewandowski? Who else was given a nod at top spot?

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The first batch of votes shows Lewandowski was clear favourite, but Brazil captain Thiago Silva voted for teammate Neymar.

Messi also voted for his ex-Barcelona teammate amid rumours they could be set for a reunion at Paris Saint-Germain.

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Sergio Ramos helped lead Real Madrid to their 34th La Liga title this season and was a force to be reckoned with in defence.

But was he really the best player in the world? Central African Republic skipper Junior Gourrier seems to think so.

You'll also notice Ethiopia captain Gebeto Getaneh Kebede's second vote wasn't counted. FIFA claim it's because his second vote was "ineligible according to the Rules of Allocation." Who on earth did he pick?

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England manager Gareth Southgate picked a steady top three of Lewandowski, Virgil van Dijk and Kevin De Bruyne. It's no Roy Hodgson picking Javier Mascherano for the Ballon d'Or, but it'll do.

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Image Credit: FIFA.com

It's was a landslide. Lewandowski thoroughly deserved the award after his best personal season.

"If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me," Lewandowski said after being handed the trophy by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

"A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award. This really means, regardless of where you come from, all that matters is what you put into it."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo

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