Lionel Messi finished third in the FIFA The Best voting but did make the Best XI team of the year.
Messi, who won the award last year, will have to settle for third this year. Going trophyless with Barcelona, it was Cristiano in second with Roberto Lewandowski as the deserved winner.
Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni took part in the voting, as he voted for Sadio Mane, Lionel Messi and
Neymar in that order. As for Messi himself, he voted for Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Roberto Lewandowski.
While Messi did not win The Best award, he made the Best XI team of the year for the 14th time in a row.
Lionel Messi is named in the FIFPro Best XI for the 14th year in a row. pic.twitter.com/CFWA800fQ5— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) December 17, 2020
Congratulations to Lionel Messi on making the team.