Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2015 Ballon d’Or: See How They Voted


On the list published by FIFA, Ghana coach Avram Grant voted for Neymar to win the 2015 Ballon d’Or, with Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard in second and third respectively.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan gave his first-place vote to Messi, and opted for Barcelona forward Neymar as his second choice, and Ronaldo in third.

Ghana’s media representative Michael Oti Adjei selected Messi, Ronaldo then Neymar as his three choices.

As for the top three, winner Messi left Barcelona team-mate Neymar as his second choice, instead opting for Luis Suarez as his top vote, while selecting his captain Andres Iniesta in third.

Lionel Messi’s votes

Neymar, however, voted for Messi in top spot, and also opted for two club team-mates in Suarez and Ivan Rakitic in second and third.

Neymar’s votes

Portugal captain Ronaldo chose Real Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Bale as his top three.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s votes

Germany boss Joachim Low kept it domestic by voting for Bayern Munich pair Neuer and and Muller as his first two, with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos in third.

The awards at a glance
The FIFA Ballon d’Or was presented for the sixth time since the merging of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and France Football’s Ballon d’Or award in 2010.
165 national team coaches, 162 national team captains and 171 media representatives submitted their votes for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi won the title with 41.33% of all votes ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) and Neymar (7.86%).

136 national team coaches, 135 national team captains and 106 media representatives voted for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. Carli Lloyd came out on top with 35.28% of all votes, ahead of German Célia Šašić (12.60%) and Japan’s Aya Miyama (9.88%).
167 national team coaches, 161 national team captains and 171 media representatives voted for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award. Luis Enrique Martínez won the award with 31.08% of all votes after leading FC Barcelona to four titles (La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup) in 2015. Second and third place were claimed by Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern Munich, 22.97%) and Jorge Sampaoli (Chilean national team, 9.47%) respectively.

137 national team coaches, 137 national team captains and 106 media representatives voted for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award. Jill Ellis won this prize after leading the US women’s national team to glory at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada. She secured 42.98% of all votes, ahead of Japan coach Norio Sasaki (17.79%) and England women’s national team coach Mark Sampson (10.68%).

Source: jumpfon