Ronaldo is a Lewandowski fan, Messi apparently not!
When he was voted FIFA World Player of the Year again, Bayern star Robert Lewandowski (33) was able to rely not only on the votes from Germany but also on those of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (36).
The Portuguese put Lewy first on his list. In front of N’Golo Kanté (30) and Jorginho (30). Lewandowski’s competitor Lionel Messi (34), on the other hand, completely ignored Lewandowski! He instead relied on his PSG teammates Neymar (29) and Mbappé (23) and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (34).
Bayern’s top scorer received support from both national coach Hansi Flick (56) and Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer (34). Both put the star striker from Munich in first place in their ranking. Flick put Salah and Kylian Mbappé in the places behind Lewandowski, Neuer also awarded points to Salah and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté.
The trainers and captains of all national teams, selected journalists and fans worldwide were equally decisive in the choice by the world association Fifa.
Lewandowski himself voted as Poland captain for Chelsea’s Jorginho ahead of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The complete list of who voted how can be found here.
The ranking in the Fifa World Footballer Choices
- Robert Lewandowski 48
- Lionel Messi 44
- Mohamed Salah 39
- Karim Benzema 30
- N’Golo Kanté 24
- Jorginho 24
- Cristiano Ronaldo 23
- Kylian Mbappé 16
- Kevin De Bruyne 11
- Neymar 10
- Erling Haaland 7
All other honors in the overview
World Player: Alexia Putellas (27/FC Barcelona)
World Coach: Thomas Tuchel (48/FC Chelsea)
world coach: Emma Hayes (45/FC Chelsea)
World Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (29/FC Chelsea)
World Goalkeeper: Christiane Endler (30/Olympic Lyon)
Puskas-Award for best goal: Erik Lamela (29/Tottenham Hotspur)
Fairplay-Award: National players and the medical staff of the Danish football team for their reaction to the Christian Eriksen drama
Fan-Award: Supporters of Denmark and Finland for their reaction to the Christian Eriksen drama