Leo Messi, with the FIFA The Best Award 2019 in his hands


The Best votes give clues about the winner of the Golden Ball

Published:26/11/2019 - 00:06h

Updated:26/11/2019 - 13:04h

Leo Messi won the Best thanks, in large part, to the votes of the coaches, the players and the fans. Journalists, who are the only ones in charge of voting in the Golden Ball, gave more votes to Van Dijk

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The name of the winner of the Balloon of Gold will know this next 2 December and Leo Messi is for a lot of the big favourite to do with the prize. The Argentinian, nevertheless, will have a hard competition in Virgil go Dijk, the central of the Liverpool. The Dutch already won the prize to Player of the Year UEFA and competed with Leo by the The Best.

To a week of the gala, in the next days, France Football, magazine commissioned to give the prize, would have to put in contact with the lucky winner to communicate it. The normal is that four or five days before the delivery, the magazine communicate him to the footballer that will carry it to him the news to do him the photos with the trophy.

As it aims Sport, neither to Messi, neither to Go Dijk, neither to Cristiano Ronaldo, that is the third in discord, have said him at all still. The usual is that they travel to the city of the awarded to do the photos there. Neither Messi neither his surroundings know still at all and the precedents do that the '10' and his begin to fear the worst.

In the bases of the Balloon of Gold, always have voted 182 journalists delivered by all the world. Each one chooses to five footballers, giving him six points to the first, four to the second, three to the third, two to the chamber and only one to the fifth. The winner is the player with more votes or, in case of tie, the one who more votes have had like first.

The journalists are of the side of Go Dijk

The way to vote is distinct to the one of the The Best, where seleccionadores national, captains of the selections, fans and journalists vote at the same time. Messi was, in this case, the footballer with more votes by part of trainers, captains and fans. East was the reason by which the rosarino carried the prize. The journalists, on the other hand, voted more to Go Dijk, that imposed by 462 to 364 votes.

In other words the press supported to Go Dijk does only some months and could have followed suit for the Balloon of Gold. The normal, in fact, would be to think that the votes will be very similar, since there are 36 journalists that will repeat vote. In the newspaper Sport have extrapolated the data of these 36 journalists in the The Best to this Balloon of Gold and the results would give to Go Dijk like winner.

Taking into account the criterion of punctuation of the Balloon of Gold, the Dutch would win with 117 votes and Messi would remain second to alone four votes (113). Cristiano Ronaldo would remain very far, with 86 votes. The margin between the 'network' and the Barcelona is minimum, with what does not have to descartarse for nothing that the Argentinian can finish snatching him the prize.

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