World Footballer Of The Year: Brazil Coach shuns  Messi for Ronaldo

By Ikenga Chronicles November 29, 2016
Brazil national team coach Tite has shunned Argentina’s Lionel Messi for this year’s contest for the World Footballer of the Year crown. Tite who admits that Messi is a special player said this year’s award deserves to be given to Real Madrid playmaker, Cristiano Ronaldo.
For over five years now, the battle for the World Footballer of the year has been between the two superstars who have either come first or runner up in the award.
Their candidacy has however drawn arguments around the world between football fans of who deserves it or not.
The Portuguese won the Champions League with Real Madrid and the European Championships with Portugual in Euro 2016.  He will once again do battle with Lionel Messi for the game’s top individual gong and Tite believes the Madrid man should take the prize for 2016.
Tite said,  “Messi’s the best in the world, but this year, Ronaldo has been the best.” the Brazil coach said.
He told Estado de São Paulo newspaper that “For his triumphs, Cristiano’s year has been better. In second, Neymar, and in third, [Antoine] Griezmann.”
 “I left Messi out because he was injured a lot. Cristiano is direct, is fascinated with the goal. Messi is playful, creative.”
Meanwhile, the vote is determined 50% by the managers and captains of the world’s national teams and 50% by online public vote and a selected group of journalists. The winner will be announced on January 9th, 2017.
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