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Furman on 'Team Ronaldo'

2015-01-13 09:00
Dean Furman (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman's 2014 Ballon d'Or votes were revealed shortly after the awards ceremony ended on Monday.

Furman, who is yet to be confirmed as the permanent Bafana Bafana captain, voted in favour of Cristiano Ronaldo as the world player of the year for 2014.

Barcelona star and World Cup runner-up with Argentina, Lionel Messi, was Furman's second choice with Germany star Philipp Lahm being selected as Furman's third choice.

Furman, who is on duty with the national side preparing for AFCON 2015, opted to voted for Cristiano Ronaldo after the 29-year-old Portugal star's stellar year.

Ronaldo picked up his second straight, and third overall, Ballon d'Or award during the award's ceremony in Zurich on Monday evening.

After tallying the votes, FIFA released the figures which confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo as the planet's best player.

Cristiano Ronaldo earned 37.66% of the votes to be confirmed as the runaway winner of the award. Lionel Messi, with 15.76% of the votes, edged out Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who collected an impressive 15.72% of the votes.

South Africa head coach, Shakes Mashaba, voted Lionel Messi as the world's best player, with Manuel Neuer and France's Paul Pogba getting the his two other votes.


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