- John Mikel Obi voted Gianluigi Buffon one of the top three players
- Cristiano Ronaldo voted three of his club teammates for the award
- The Madrid man picked the award ahead of rival Barcelona's Lionel Messi
FIFA has revealed the the manner in which captain of national football teams voted for the FIFA footballer of the year.
Documents released by FIFA shows votes for Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi, Portugal captain Ronaldo and Argentina captain Lionel Messi.
The first vote gets five points, second vote gets three while the third gets one. A media representative from each country is given the same opportunity.
The players are not allowed to vote for themselves
Here’s who they voted for:
1st: Luis Suarez
2nd: Andres Iniesta
John Mikel Obi
2nd: Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd: Gianluigi Buffon
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1st: Luka Modric
2nd: Sergio Ramos
Cristiano Ronaldo would be named the footballer of the year with Messi coming in second place while Neymar now of PSG took third place.
Gianluigi Buffon would be named in the FIFA FIFPro team of the year and pick up the goalkeeper of the year award.
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