There is no bigger rivalry in world football but FC…
As it is well known, the World Footballer of the Year award is determined by votes from coaches and captains of the National teams across the world.
Yesterday FIFA announced the result of the 2017 edition with Portugal and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, clinching the top spot.
The body has also released information on how the captains and coaches voted.
It is interesting to see how Nigerian national team coach, Gernot Rohr, voted as follows:
- Lionel Messi
- Antoine Griezman
- Manuel Neuer
Coach Rohr is a French-German, Griezman is from France, Neuer is from Germany. Is someone being patriot is here? Or will any coach that watches football truly rank Griezman and Neuer ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017? How will anyone rank Neuer above Buffon in 2017 even if we assume the coach is being sympathetic the underrrated footballers that keepers are?
Okay, we know ether are sentiments in votes by many captains and coaches, but this is very interesting.