Messi edged Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to FIFA the best award last night in Milan.
All three players were nominated as the three main contenders for the award, voted for by international captains, coaches and a delegate from each nations media, and Barcelona superstar Messi went home with the gong.
Here’s how the top players and coaches voted for the grand prize as revealed by The Mirror..
FIFA Best Men’s Player voting
Eden Hazard (Belgium) : Mane, Van Dijk, Messi
Lionel Messi (Argentina) : Mane, Ronaldo, de Jong
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) : Messi, Mane, Salah
Luka Modric (Croatia) : Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi
Harry Kane (England) : Messi, Van Dijk, Ronaldo
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) : Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) : Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi
Manuel Neuer (Germany) : Van Dijk, Mane, Hazard
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) : Messi, Salah, Mane
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) : de Ligt, de Jong, Mbappe
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) : Van Dijk, Mane, de Jong
Andy Robertson (Scotland) : Van Dijk, de Jong, Mane
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) : Ronaldo, Van Dijk, Messi
Gareth Southgate (England) : Messi, Ronaldo, van Dijk
Didier Deschamps (France) : Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi
Joachim Low (Germany) : Hazard, Mbappe, Mane
Roberto Mancini (Italy) : Ronaldo, Messi, Salah
Ronald Koeman (Netherlands) : Van Dijk, Messi, de Jong
Andrii Shevchenko (Ukraine) : Salah, Ronaldo, Messi
Ryan Giggs (Wales) : Ronaldo, Messi, Van Dijk