Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi once again came first and second in the Best FIFA Awards last night as the great and the good of world football’s votes were revealed.
Captains, coaches and media from around the world cast votes to name the best player in the world as Ronaldo fought off competition from Messi and PSG forward Neymar.
While the overwhelming majority included the duo, arguably the two best players to ever kick a ball, in their top three, there were a handful that didn’t, including a couple of big names.
Germany skipper Manuel Neuer snubbed them, instead casting his votes for compatriot Toni Kroos and Bayern Munich teammates Robert Lewandowski and Arturo Vidal.
Boss of the world champions, Joachim Low, also opted not to vote for Ronaldo or Messi, choosing Kroos, Neuer and Neymar.
Here’s the full list of those that didn’t vote for either player…
Mario Harte (Barbados) – Aubameyang, Griezmann, Neuer
Elroy Smith (Belize) – Ramos, Neymar, Sanchez
Chen Yi-Wei (Chinese Taipei) – Ibrahimovic, Marcelo, Sanchez
Manuel Neuer (Germany) – Kroos, Lewandowski, Vidal
Anthony Griffith (Montserrat) – Suarez, Kane, Kante
Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania) – Neymar, Kante, Aubameyang
Kawin Thamsatchanan (Thailand) – Neuer, Kross, Griezmann
Sheldon Bateau (Trinidad and Tobago) – Buffon, Kante, Neymar
Andrew Ord (Bangladesh) – Suarez, Griezmann, Buffon
Ahmed Mohamed (Barbados) – Aubameyang, Kante, Neymar
Richard Orlowski (Belize) – Lewandowski, Buffon, Iniesta
Joachim Low (Germany) – Kroos, Neuer, Neymar
Michael Heinz Skibbe (Greece) – Kroos, Hazard, Aubameyang
Stephen Philip Constantine (India) – Aubameyang, Kante, Kroos
Theodore Whitmore (Jamaica) – Neymar, Ramos, Vidal
Chan Hiu Ming (Macau) – Buffon, Griezmann, Kante
Pietro Ghedin (Malta) – Buffon, Lewandowski, Modric
Julen Lopetegui (Spain) – Ramos, Carvajal, Iniesta
Chris Coleman (Wales) – Ramos, Modric, Kane