Despite the equality in points with Haaland… the miracle of the “players” gave Messi the best award!

Figures published by FIFA showed that Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi tied in the total points of the 2023 “The Best” award vote, with 48 points each.

The votes in “The Best” award are divided into 3 categories: the players and coaches category, the journalists category, and the fans’ vote.

When adding together the points from the three categories, Messi was equal with Haaland with 48 points each, while Kylian Mbappe came in third place with 35 points.

In this case, according to Article 12 of the FIFA regulations, the winner will be decided based on the vote of the team captains only.

Here, it is clear that the players did justice to Lionel Messi, as he received 677 points (each captain voted 5 points), which ultimately meant 13 points.

On the other hand, Haaland achieved 557 points from the votes of the national team leaders, which gave him only 11 points in the end, so the award went to Messi.

It is worth noting that Messi wins the award for the third time in his history, and the second in a row after winning it in 2022 as well.

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