Lionel Messi is the best player awarded by FIFA. The second was Virgil van Dijk and the third place belongs to Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo and Messi are winning this award since 2008 with one exception – last year the Luka Modrić was the top footballer. Virgil was the best player awarded by UEFA, as we were reporting lately. Lionel scored 54 goals in 58 appearances for club and the country in the previous season. Ronaldo netted 31 goals in 47 matches.
Messi gave his vote to Sadio Mane and to Ronaldo as a second choice. But Ronaldo voted on Matthijs de Ligt and there was no place for Messi in his top three.
On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp has been awarded the Best FIFA men’s coach of the year. After a time of relaxing and glory, it’s time to get back to work. The exam will be on the pitch.