Leo Messi, ganador del 'The Best' 2022

SURPRISE VOTES IN 'THE BEST'

Messi, Lewandowski, Busquets... This is how the stars voted in 'The Best'

Published:28/02/2023 - 00:38h

Updated:28/02/2023 - 00:38h

We review the most striking votes in the FIFA 'The Best' Awards, in which captains, coaches, specialized journalists and football fans have participated

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This Monday has celebrated the ceremony of the 'The Best', from Paris, that has certified to Lionel Messi like the best footballer of the world in the 2022 after heading to his Argentinian to win his terera Glass of the World, 36 years after the last star. The Argentinian won (52) with a difference of eight points on Kylian Mbappé (44) and 18 by in front of Karim Benzema (34).

The magic of the Argentinian and his importance for the 'albiceleste' has been key so that it achieved his second prize 'The Best', after having it won in 2019 surpassing to Virgil go Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. The victory has been indisputable and resume the greatness of a Messi that continues to the maximum level to his 35 years. The big majority has 'decanted' by him, but have existed novelties and surprises in the votes between players and seleccionadores national.

It is worth it to remember that, to vote, have to choose of the list of candidates to three members of the category and deliver the points: five, three or a point. They have voted the captains and seleccionadores of the 211 selections of football that are members of the FIFA, a skilled journalist by selection and fans in Fifa.com. Each group represents 25%.

The votes 'surprising'

Like this then , there are several participations that is worth it to highlight. For example, in the case of the Barcelona and excapitán of the selection of Spain, Sergio Busquets, has voted by Leo Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema, whereas the '9' Polish of the Barça and captain of his selection opted by Messi, Mbappé and Modric.

In the case of the winner of the night, Leo Messi, his votes were for Neymar Jr, Mbappé and Benzema, whereas David Praises, captain of Austria and defender of the Real Madrid, also chose to the Argentinian in the first position, by in front of his mate of team and, of third, the '7' of France and PSG.

Another madridista, Luka Modric, had in his ranking to Benzema, Messi and Mbappé, although the big surprise of the vote has been the one of Luis de la Fuente, new seleccionador Spanish, the one who has 'forgotten' of the big and gave his support to the youngsters Julián Álvarez and Jude Bellingham, beside Luka Modric.

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