Neymar’s first choice was his fellow player from Barcelona Leo Messi, but more surprising is that right behind him is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo! It’s quite surprising because this year’s battle between these Argentinian and Portuguese players might be decided by just one vote, so Neymar’s could be the one to turn the tide. Neymar’s third choice was another player from Barcelona, Argentinian representative Javier Mascherano.
In the contest for the best player of the year the votes are coming from captains and managers of all representations, and football journalists. The award ceremony is scheduled for January 15th in Zürich, Switzerland. Last year’s winner was Cristiano Ronaldo (who also won in 2008), and before him the winner was Lionel Messi for four years straight.