Just last night in Zurich, Switzerland, the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 was awarded to Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. From a shortlist of 23 of the best footballers in the world, Ronaldo unsurprisingly reigned supreme having had an outstanding year in competitions, in both the Champions Leagues as well as the European Championships. In the end, Ronaldo went home with the award, receiving 34.54% of the votes with 2nd placed Lionel Messi receiving 26.42% and Antoine Griezmann with 7.53% of the votes. The voting was open to the captains and head coaches from national teams around the world as well as an online public ballot. Check out who some of your favorite captains voted for below, with first gaining 5 points, second with 3 points, and third with 1 point.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 1. Gareth Bale, 2. Luka Modric, 3. Sergio Ramos
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 1.Luis Suárez, 2. Neymar Jr., 3. Andrés Iniesta
Manuel Neuer (Germany) – 1. Toni Kroos, 2. Mesut Özil, 3. Robert Lewandowski
Dani Alves (Brazil) – 1. Lionel Messi, 2. Neymar Jr., 3. Luis Suarez
Luka Modric (Croatia) – 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 2. Lionel Messi, 3. Neymar Jr.
Wayne Rooney (England) 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 2. Luis Suarez, 3. Jamie Vardy
Hugo Lloris (France) – 1. Antoine Griezmann, 2. Lionel Messi, 3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) – 1. Lionel Messi, 2. Gareth Bale, 3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Arjen Robben (Netherlands) – 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 2. Toni Kroos, 3. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) 1. Manuel Neuer, 2. Gareth Bale, 3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Sergio Ramos (Spain) – 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 2. Lionel Messi, 3. Andrés Iniesta
Michael Bradley (USA) – 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 2. Lionel Messi, 3. Antoine Griezmann
For the full list, check it out here.