Tasnim – LONDON, Iranian national football team coach Carlos Queiroz voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi on his FIFA ballot for The Best Men’s Player Award.
Queiroz voted for his countryman to win the award ahead of Messi, placing the Barcelona star second ahead of Neymar.
The 63-year-old has worked with Ronaldo at both Manchester United and the Portugal national team.
Ronaldo retained the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, including 33 for Real Madrid and 11 for Portugal.
Iranian national football team’s captain Jalal Hosseini also voted for Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar respectively.