Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or votes revealed

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It has happened: Lionel Messi has secured the Ballon d'Or for the fifth time in his career. 

The revered Argentine beat the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to the illustrious prize. In the aftermath of the ceremony in Zurich, the votes have been well and truly revealed. 

Of course, we're all extremely interested in the selections of Messi and Ronaldo. 


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So, who did the aforementioned duo select? Well, unsurprisingly, they did not choose each other. 

Messi opted for his Barcelona teammates, but Neymar wasn't his number one pick. That honour belonged to Luis Suarez, who enjoyed a remarkable year. 

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Neymar was selected in second place while Spain international Andres Iniesta completed Messi's top three.

Ronaldo took a similar path by opting for his Real Madrid teammates. In fact, the former Manchester United man nominated Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale as his standout players of the year. 

Great rivalry 

You just have to love the rivalry between the two. Over the last eight years, they really have been way ahead of the rest.


But 2015 belonged to Messi. Ronaldo may well have scored more goals, but the Argentine played a huge role in helping Barcelona secure an incredible five trophies in 2015. 

Do you agree? Did Messi deserve the award? Have your say below! 

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