As ever, the Ballon d’Or voting has thrown up some surprises.
Lionel Messi claimed the award for a record sixth time on Monday night.
Thanks to Sport Witness, though, we’ve had the chance to peruse the votes and we’ve found a few, well, questionable decisions.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) December 3, 2019
We have a Liverpool fan voting on behalf of Cameroon!
And another Red. No place for Messi in their top five.
And in second place, it’s … wait, seriously?
Alisson in second, Tadic in fourth, Mahrez in fifth. And no place for Virgil van Dijk? Come on, Serbia. Be better than this.
And the award for wildest selection of the year goes to Sri Lanka. Seriously, we think these must have been plucked out of a hat.
Someone is seriously going to have to explain to us how anyone voted for Hugo Lloris, a goalkeeper with eight clean sheets for his club in 2019.