BALON D'ÒR | MESSI | CRISTIANO
Messi 14 – Cristiano 5
Globoesporte asked 20 Brazilian league managers who they’d give the Balon d’Òr to, the result was 14-5. Only Falcao was undecided.
Brazilian sport daily Globoesporte conducted a survey of 20 Brazilian league managers asking them who they’d choose for the coveted Balon d’Òr prize and Barça’s Leo Messi came out as the clear winner. With the voting that really counts already underway, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are the two favourites among the principal candidates. The Brazilian news outlet went around coach to coach to see who they’d give the prize to. 14-5 left it clear who the preffered player is in Brazil, of the 20, only the legendary Falcao, current manager of Sport Recife, was indecisive.
This is how they voted:
14 votes for Messi: Tite (Corinthians), Levir Culpi (Atlético-MG), Dorival Jr (Santos), Ney Franco (Coritiba), Felipe Moreira (Ponte Preta), Doriva (Sao Paulo), Danny Sergio (Goiás), Marcelo Oliveira (Palmeiras), Cristovao Borges (Atlético - PR), Hudson Coutinho (Figueirense), Gilson Kleina (Avaí), Jorginho (Vasco), Guto Ferreira (Chapecoense) and Oswaldo de Oliveira (Flamengo).
5 votos para Cristiano Ronaldo. Gusmau (Joinville), Roger Machado (Grémio), Mano Menezes (Cruzeiro), Eduardo Baptista (Fluminense) and Argel (Internacional).