It has been revealed how Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi voted for the FIFA Best Player 2018. Captains and managers of nations from around the world were asked to pick three players for the award, and the full list of votes were published shortly after Monday’s ceremony had concluded.
Gernot Rohr voted for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric to win the FIFA Best Player award last night.
The Franco-German also voted for Kylian Mbappé as his second choice and Eden Hazard third respectively.
According to All Nigerian Soccer, Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel opted for Lionel Messi, with Kylian Mbappé and Luka Modric coming second and third respectively.
Modric won FIFA’s The Best award after helping Real Madrid to win the Champions League and playing a key role for Croatia at the 2018 World Cup.
In the voting by national team coaches, captains and media, Modric earned 29.05 percent of the votes, Ronaldo finished second with 19.08 percent and third-placed Mohamed Salah received 11.23 percent.
Brazilian Marta was named the FIFA women’s Player of the Year for the sixth time, beating Maroszán Dzsenifer (Germany) and Ada Hegerberg (Norway) to the accolade.
Super Falcons captain Onome Ebi voted for Maroszán Dzsenifer (first), Kerr Sam (second) and Ada Hegerberg (third) while coach Thomas Dennerby picked Henry Amandine, Harder Pernille and Kerr Sam as his first, second and third choice respectively.
Nigeria’s media representative selected Rapinoe Megan, Renard Wendie and Marta.