Tuesday 17 September 2019

REVEALED - Who Martin O'Neill and Seamus Coleman went for in Best FIFA Men's Player vote

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and captain Seamus Coleman
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and captain Seamus Coleman
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Both Martin O'Neill and Seamus Coleman voted Real Madrid and Portugal striker Crisitiano Ronaldo as the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2017.

Managers and captains of every international team rank their best three players of the year in order and the Irish duo were in agreement that Ronaldo was the best player on the planet this year.

Interestingly, they both went for Lionel Messi as their runner-up. Coleman chose Juventus' Argentine striker as his number 3, while O'Neill went for Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Neither Ronaldo or Messi voted for themselves. Ronaldo went for Real Madrid teammates Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo while Messi went for Barcelona duo  Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta and had former teammate Neymar in third spot.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill also went for Ronaldo ahead of the Chelsea duo of Hazard and N'golo Kante. His captain Steven Davis went for Ronaldo, Messi and Modric.

Click here for the full list of votes for the Best Fifa Men's Player of 2017

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