CRISTIANO RONALDO won Fifa’s the Best awards by a landslide – but who voted for him?
Lionel Messi and Neymar finished second and third respectively to the Real Madrid superstar.
Managers, team captains and the media of footballing nations ranked three names each for the Men’s Players of the Year gong.
Players voted first received five points, second three and third one.
Here’s how the voting looked.
The award-winner voted for Real Madrid team-mates Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.
Each of his picks helped him and Los Blancos retain the Champions League and win La Liga last season.
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Argentina captain and runner-up Messi followed suit by picking Barcelona pals Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and then-team-mate Neymar.
Manager Gareth Southgate controversially snubbed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, in favour of Ronaldo, with Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos coming in after their team-mate.
Three Lions captain of the time Jordan Henderson went with a more conventional Ronaldo, Messi and Luis Suarez vote.
Then-boss Gordon Strachan amazingly left out Ronaldo, choosing Modric, N’Golo Kante and Messi.
Skipper Scott Brown did not share the same opinion as his gaffer and picked Ronaldo, followed by Messi and Neymar.
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Martin O’Neill included Eden Hazard in his pick, but opted for Ronaldo and Messi ahead of the Belgian.
Seamus Coleman‘s first two picks mirrored his boss’ but he voted for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala ahead of Hazard.
Michael O’Neill also gave top marks to Ronaldo, with Hazard and Kante following.
Steven Davis voted for Ronaldo, Messi and Modric.
Dragons head coach Chris Coleman was of a minority in voting first for Sergio Ramos, then Modric and England star Harry Kane.
There was no vote by Wales’ captain.
Dani Alves – Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo.
Modric – Ronaldo, Messi, Kroos.
Hugo Lloris – Ronaldo, Ramos, Kane.
Manuel Neuer – Kroos, Robert Lewandowski, Arturo Vidal.
Arjen Robben – Ronaldo, Ramos, Marcelo.
Gianluigi Buffon – Ronaldo, Dybala, Modric.
Lewandowski – Neuer, Vidal, Ronaldo.
Ramos – Ronaldo, Messi, Modric.