Rabat - Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or of the decade, according to a poll conducted by international sports website Goal.
Rabat – Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or of the decade, according to a poll conducted by international sports website Goal.
The Barcelona forward received 39.7 percent of the votes, while the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo, had 29.4 percent.
Former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry, finished in third place with 6.4 percent of the votes.
The idea for the poll started when Germany’s coach Joachim Low suggested Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm deserved a Ballon d’Or for being the best player of the past decade, Goal then decided to ask their readers who they think deserved such an award.
The other players featured in the poll are as following:
4th) Andrea Pirlo 3.6%, 5th) Philipp Lahm 3.3%, 6th) Paul Scholes 2.5%, 7th) Steven Gerrard 2.3%, 8th) Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2.1%, 8th) Francesco Totti 2.1%, 10th) Frank Lampard 1.6%, 11th) others such as John Terry, Martin Demichelis, Luca Toni, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicklas Bendtner, etc. They had 1.5% of the votes.
12th) Xavi 1.3%, 12th) Didier Drogba 1.3%, 14th) Wayne Rooney 1.1%, 15th) Arjen Robben 0.6%, 16th) Bastian Schweinsteiger 0.5%, 16th) Andres Iniesta 0.5% and 18th) Manuel Neuer 0.3%.