Cape Town - Bafana
Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba voted for Cristiano Ronaldo to receive the Ballon d’Or award, according to reports.
However, it was Lionel Messi who walked away with his record
fifth award in Zurich last night.
According to Soccer Laduma, Mashaba voted for the Portuguese
attacker as his choice to win the award with Chile’s Arturo Vidal as his second
choice and placing Yaya Toure in third.
While Ronaldo finished as runner-up with Neymar ending third,
neither of Mashaba’s second and third choice made the top 10 in the final
Messi received an astounding 41.33% of the vote while Ronaldo got 27.76 and Neymar 7.86%.
FIFA Ballon d'Or
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FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year - Carli Lloyd