The heart of the matter, FIFA Best Player.
The voting for the player and coach categories was done by national team captains and coaches. Select journalists and, for the first time, an online fan poll.
Each vote counted for 25 percent of the points – 1st getting 5 points, 2nd getting 3 and 3rd getting 1 point.
This was the final result –
Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% of total votes
Lionel Messi: 26.42%
Antoine Griezmann: 7.53%
Here is how every national captain and coach voted and here is a selection of each of their picks:
Captains, FIFA Best Player.
Lionel Messi (Argentina): Suarez, Neymar, Iniesta
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Dani Alves (Brazil): Messi, Neymar, Suarez
Luka Modric (Croatia): Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar
Wayne Rooney (England): Ronaldo, Suarez, Vardy
Manuel Neuer (Germany): Kroos, Ozil, Lewandowski
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy): Messi, Bale, Ronaldo
Sunil Chhetri(India): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Arjen Robben (Netherlands): Ronaldo, Kroos, Lewandowski
Steven Davis (Northern Ireland): Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann
Robert Lewandowski(Poland): Neuer, Bale, Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): Bale, Modric, Ramos
Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland): Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez
Darren Fletcher (Scotland): Ronaldo, Suarez, Messi.
Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia): Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar.
Sergio Ramos (Spain): Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta.
Martin Skrtel(Slovakia): Suarez, Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo
Igor Akinfeev(Russia): Messi, Ronaldo, Bale
Arda Turan(Turkey): Messi, Neymar, Iniesta
Diego Godin(Uruguay): Suarez, Griezmann, Iniesta
Michale Bradley(USA): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Ashley Williams (Wales): Bale, Messi, Lewandowski.
Marcelo Lippi(China PR): Ronaldo, Griezmann, Buffon
Gareth Southgate (England): Ronaldo, Griezmann, Kante
Didier Deschamps(France): Griezmann, Ronaldo, Messi
Joachim Low(Germany): Kroos, Ozil, Neuer
Stephan Constantine(India): Bale, Lewandowski, Suarez
Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland): Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann
Martin O’Neill (Republic of Ireland): Bale, Buffon, Kante
Gordon Strachan (Scotland): Messi, Suarez, Aguero
Julien Lopetegui (Spain): Messi, Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos
Chris Coleman (Wales): Bale, Sanchez, Vardy.