Cristiano got Messi’s second vote (out of three), but the Argentine was conspicuous by his absence from the Portuguese’s ballot paper.
And, in case you missed it, another look at the men’s and women’s World 11s, voted for by the occupants’ fellow pros.
2019 men’s FIFA FIFPro World 11
Alisson, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, De Jong, Mbappé, Messi, Hazard and Ronaldo.
2019 women’s FIFA FIFPro World 11
Van Veenendaal, Renard, Bronze, O’Hara, Fischer, Henry, Lavelle, Ertz, Rapinoe, Morgan and Marta.
Here’s a reminder of all our prize winners:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player
Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil)
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Sari van Veenendaal (Netherlands/Arsenal/Atlético Madrid)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
Jill Ellis (USA
FIFA Puskás Award
Daniel Zsori (Hungary)
FIFA Fan Award
FIFA Fair Play Award
Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds United squad
Two-time World Cup winner Rapinoe gives an acceptance speech of unsurprising eloquence and intelligence, using her moment on the stage to highlight issues such as racism in football and the heart-breaking story of Sahar Khodayari, the ‘blue girl’ who recently burned herself to death in protest at Iran’s ban on women attending matches.