Cristiano Ronaldo expected was awarded the “Golden Ball” to “France Football” 2016 Edge Real Madrid ahead in the poll biggest rival Lionel Messi and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann.
Doubts that a national of Portugal will take home the award for the fourth time in practice were also expected solely organizers to announce his name at the ceremony in Paris today. Ronaldo was unable to attend the event due to commitments with the team of Real Madrid this week traveled to Japan to participate in world club championship.
Ace White Ballet winner in the poll for 2008, 2013 and 2014 are as close as possible to record in won the “Golden Ball” Lionel Messi (5).
This year ended cooperation agreement between FIFA and the French edition of “France Football”, which was signed in 2010. Since then, FIFA chose the winner of the prize by breeders of national teams, captains of teams and the press. Ronaldo won his first award for best player in 2008 and Messi succeed him next year. Since then, the two dominate world football and not allow other players to intervene in the dispute for the title.
The system for determining the best player in the world of France Football this year has undergone significant changes and most important of these is the new system of voting. The winner was now determined only by journalists (173 pax) without the participation of breeders and captains of national teams.