FIFA Ballon d'Or: A Complete Guide to Who Voted for Who

Lucas RadicellaCorrespondent IIJanuary 7, 2013

FIFA Ballon d'Or: A Complete Guide to Who Voted for Who

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    So Lionel Messi became the first footballer in history to win four Ballon D’Ors with over 41 percent of the vote.

    For the fourth consecutive year a select group of journalists and the captains and coaches of all the FIFA national teams voted the Argentine the best footballer in the world.

    The final vote count ranked Cristiano Ronaldo 2nd (24 percent) and Andrés Iniesta 3rd (11 percent).

    If you wonder who Messi, Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Joe Hart or Samuel Eto’o voted for, you’re in the right place. Here is a complete guide with the detailed votes of over 50 top players.

    Before you start, a quick reminder of the rules: players and coaches were asked to name their top three players in the world from a shortlist selected by FIFA and France Football.

    The first player receives five points, the second three and the third one.

    The only restriction is that players are not allowed to vote for themselves.

    If there any captains or coaches whose vote you want to know about and are missing in the slideshow, leave a request in the comment section and I'll be happy to put them up.

    If you want to find out how a third of international captains left out Cristiano Ronaldo, how close di Matteo was to making the podium and other interesting stats check out my article here:

    FIFA Ballon d'Or Voting Analysis: One for the Stat Geeks

Argentina Captain: Lionel Messi

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    1. Andrés Iniesta

    2. Xavi

    3. Sergio Agüero

Argentina Coach: Alejandro Sabella

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Sergio Agüero

    3. Radamel Falcao

Belgium Captain: Vincent Kompany

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Xavi

    3. Radamel Falcao

Belgium Coach: Marc Wilmots

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Brazil Captain: Thiago Silva

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Brazil Coach: Menezes

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Radamel Falcao

Cameroon Captain: Samuel Eto'o

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Yaya Touré

    3. Xavi

Canada Captain: Kevin McKenna

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Xavi

Colombia Captain: Mario Yepes

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    1. Radamel Falcao

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Lionel Messi

Colombia Coach: Jose Pekerman

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Czech Republic Captain: Tomas Rosicky

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Robin van Persie

Denmark Captain: Daniel Agger

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    1. Andrea Pirlo

    2. Andrés Iniesta

    3. Lionel Messi

England Captain: Steven Gerrard

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Xabi Alonso

England Coach: Roy Hodgson

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Radamel Falcao

France Captain: Hugo Lloris

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    1. Iker Casillas

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Didier Drogba

France Coach: Didier Deschamps

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Xavi

Germany Captain: Philipp Lahm

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    1. Andrés Iniesta

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Germany Coach: Joachim Löw

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    1. Mesut Özil

    2. Manuel Neuer

    3. Xavi

Ghana Captain: Asamoah Gyan

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Yaya Touré

    3. Wayne Rooney

Hungary Captain: Zoltan Gera

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Robin van Persie

Italy Captain: Gianluigi Buffon

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    1. Andrea Pirlo

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Italy Coach: Cesare Prandelli

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    1. Andrea Pirlo

    2. Gianluigi Buffon

    3. Lionel Messi

Japan Captain: Makoto Hasebe

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Andrea Pirlo

Mexico Captain: Francisco Javier Rodríguez

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Mexico Coach: Jose Manuel Torre

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Radamel Falcao

Netherlands Captain: Wesley Sneijder

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    1. Robin van Persie

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Netherlands Coach: Louis Van Gaal

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Radamel Falcao

Norway Captain: Brede Hangeland

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Andrea Pirlo

    3. Yaya Touré

Poland Captain: Jakub Blaszczykowski

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Andrés Iniesta

Portugal Captain: Bruno Alves

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Robin van Persie

Portugal Coach: Paulo Bento

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Lionel Messi

Republic of Ireland Captain: Robbie Keane

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Andrés Iniesta

Republic of Ireland Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Xavi

Russia Captain: Igor Denisov

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Russia Coach: Fabio Capello

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Andrea Pirlo

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Scotland Captain: Darren Fletcher

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Lionel Messi

    3. Robin van Persie

Senegal Captain: Mohame Diame

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Yaya Touré

Serbia Captain: Branislav Ivanovic

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Didier Drogba

    3. Lionel Messi

Slovakia Captain: Martin Skrtel

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    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Radamel Falcao

    3. Lionel Messi

Spain Captain: Iker Casillas

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    1. Sergio Ramos

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Xavi

Spain Coach: Vicente Del Bosque

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    1. Iker Casillas

    2. Xavi

    3. Andrés Iniesta

Sweden Captain: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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    1. Xavi

    2. Andrea Pirlo

    3. Lionel Messi

Switzerland Captain: Gökhan Inler

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Andrés Iniesta

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Ukraine Captain: Anatoli Tymoschuk

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Andrés Iniesta

    3. Radamel Falcao

Uruguay Captain: Diego Lugano

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    3. Radamel Falcao

USA Captain: Carlos Bocanegra

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Radamel Falcao

USA Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

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    1. Lionel Messi

    2. Andrea Pirlo

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo