LIONEL MESSI snubbed outdated foe Cristiano Ronaldo in his picks for the 2020 Fifa’s Greatest Males’s Participant – regardless of the Juventus ace giving the nod to his Barcelona rival.
Robert Lewandowski beat both of the legends to scoop the prize after firing Bayern Munich to Champions League, Bundesliga and the German Cup success.
Cristiano Ronaldo was snubbed by Lionel Messi in his picks for the 2020 Fifa’s Greatest Males’s ParticipantCredit score: Getty
Messi and his rival missed out on the prize as Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski scooped it on the digital ceremonyCredit score: AP:Related Press
The Pole was rewarded for his beautiful season at BayernCredit score: Getty – Pool
The Polish striker did obtain votes from each, with Ronaldo selecting him as high choose.
However Messi solely picked the hotshot second, as an alternative naming shut pal and PSG ahead Neymar as first.
Following the digital ceremony on Thursday, every vote from each nationwide staff’s captain and head coach have now been revealed.
And after the doc was launched by Fifa, it seems that Messi opted to vote tactically to try to land the highest honour himself.
Former Barca team-mate was his first choose, with fellow PSG ace Kylian Mbappe second and Lewandowski solely the third.
Ronaldo was nowhere to be seen on his voting kind, though he has beforehand picked the ex-Manchester United man prior to now on his card.
Ronaldo snubbed Messi in final 12 months’s voting however this time he named him second in his personal selections.
He opted for Lewandowski high, whereas Mbappe got here in as his third-choice choose.
Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the sport’s high participant prizes over the previous decade however it was the Portuguse who acquired the higher of his Argentine foe earlier this month after they met on the pitch.
His Juventus facet dished out a 3-0 hammering to Barcelona on the Nou Camp within the Champions League as Ronaldo scored twice within the demolition.
Afterwards he claimed he had no ill-feeling in the direction of Messi in any respect, regardless of spending nearly all of his profession enjoying for Barca’s arch-rivals Actual Madrid.
He defined: “I’ve at all times had an excellent relationship with him.
“I shared 12, 13 or 14 years of award ceremonies with him. I by no means noticed him as a rival. He at all times tries to do what’s finest for his staff and me too. I at all times acquired alongside very properly with him.
“However we all know that in soccer, for the press, for the present, a rivalry is sought, however I’ve at all times gotten alongside properly with him.”
Each males looked less than impressed when it was confirmed they had missed out yesterday on the gong to Lewandowski.
The 32-year-old scored a shocking 55 objectives in 47 matches final season, with 15 in 10 Champions League video games as Bayern marched European success.
The 2020 Fifpro world XI contains 4 Liverpool stars, in addition to Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski