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Fan Points Out How Classy Lionel Messi's The FIFA Best Award Votes Were

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Fan Points Out How Classy Lionel Messi's The FIFA Best Award Votes Were

Lionel Messi wasn't one of the best three players in the world in the last year according to the Best FIFA Awards last night but the Barcelona forward was certainly unbiased in his voting.

There won't be many people on the planet who argue that Lionel Messi is one of the best two footballers in the world. Even though he and Cristiano Ronaldo failed to win the award for the best male in world football there won't be many who won't still have them one and two overall.

That Messi didn't reach further than the quarter finals of the Champions League with Barcelona or further than the second round of the World Cup with Argentina is why he missed out on the top three of the award.

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The 31 year old still posted incredible numbers for goals scored last season and was again the integral part of the Barcelona side who won La Liga and Copa del Rey double, whilst his hat-trick was the only reason Argentina reached Russia in the first place.

Messi couldn't attend the awards ceremony on Monday night as Luka Modric beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah to the prize, with the Argentine in fifth also behind Kylian Mbappe, but his votes showed class anyway.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner voted for Modric, Mbappe and Ronaldo in that order and one fan pointed out how classy his votes were:

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Ronaldo also had Modric in his top three but it's less of a surprise considering the pair of Real Madrid teammates and Ronaldo picked another Real Madrid player as number one instead.

Raphael Varane was his numero uno and considering the fact defenders rarely win awards this seems pretty 'politically' motivated, ie to make sure someone who wasn't a threat got top points.

The Portugal forward's top three was rounded off by Antoine Griezmann who finished in 6th place overall.

Salah with his Puskas Award. Image: PA Images
Salah with his Puskas Award. Image: PA Images
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Neither man had Salah in their top three and it's perhaps surprising the Egyptian finished third in the voting but not as surprising that his goal against Everton ended up winning the Puskas Award.

Voting isn't always the best way to go.

Topics: Football News, Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric

Ryan Sidle
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