Men’s player & coach awards: See who Rohr and Mikel voted

FIFA in a document after Monday’s FIFA Best Awards at the have revealed the player that Nigeria’s national team coach Gernot Rohr and captain John Obi Mikel voted as their candidate for The Best men’s player category.

Ronaldo saw off competition from Lionel Messi and Neymar to remain the only player in the world to have won the

award, after he also triumphed in its inaugural outing in January.
The Portuguese forward’s victory may not have gone down well with Mikel and Rohr who both picked Barcelona and Argentina talisman Lionel Messi over the charismatic Real Madrid forward Ronaldo.

However, both men differed on their choice for the Best coach gong. While Gernot Rohr voted eventual winner Zinedine Zidane who became the first manager in the history of the Champions League to successfully defend the title, Mikel went for his former manager at Chelsea Antonio Conte – the one man many Nigerians believe orchastrated

the Nigeria international’s exit from Stamford Bridge.

Ronaldo retained the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, including 33 for Real Madrid and 11 for Portugal. The award was a perfect reward and recognition for another stellar year in which he won both the Champions League and LaLiga with Real Madrid.

The former Manchester United man collected his award at a ceremony held at the London Palladium on Monday, with fellow nominees Lionel Messi and Neymar both in the crowd.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans. Each accounted for 25% of the total.

FIFA Best men’s player & coach: See who Rohr and Mikel voted

FIFA in a document after Monday’s FIFA Best Awards at the have revealed the player that Nigeria’s national team coach Gernot Rohr and his captain John Obi Mikel voted as their candidate for The Best men’s player category.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans. Each accounted for 25% of the total.

Ronaldo saw off competition from Lionel Messi and Neymar to remain the only player in the world to have won the award after he also triumphed in its inaugural outing in January.

The Portuguese forward’s victory may not have gone down well with Mikel and Rohr who both picked Barcelona and Argentina talisman Lionel Messi over the charismatic Real Madrid forward Ronaldo.

However, both Super Eagles bigwigs differed on their choice for the Best coach gong. While Gernot Rohr voted eventual winner Zinedine Zidane who became the first manager in the history of the Champions League to successfully defend the title, Mikel went for his former manager at Chelsea Antonio Conte – the one man many Nigerians believe orchestrated the Nigeria international’s exit from Stamford Bridge.

Ronaldo retained the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, including 33 for Real Madrid and 11 for Portugal. The award was a perfect reward and recognition for another stellar year in which he won both the Champions League and LaLiga with Real Madrid.

The former Manchester United man collected his award at a ceremony held at the London Palladium on Monday, with fellow nominees Lionel Messi and Neymar both in the crowd.

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