Angelovski votes Messi, Shikov for Ronaldo

Messi with the award; photo: FIFAHere is how the Macedonian national team coach and captain voted on the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 awards.

Igor Angelovski, the new coach of the Macedonian senior national football team gave 5 points to Lionel Messi of Barcelona who later triumphed winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world. He also gave 3 points to his teammate Andrés Iniesta and 1 point to Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Unlike Angelovski, Macedonian captain Vanche Shikov thought that Cristiano Ronaldo was the best during 2015 so awarded him the 5 points. Surprisingly, he didn’t include Messi in his top three as his 3 points went to Juventus’ midfielder Paul Pogba, while the lone point went to Robert Lewandowski of Bayern.

Lionel Messi won the title with 41.33% of all votes ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) and Neymar (7.86%).

When it comes to the best coacha ward, the two Macedonians had the same opinion. Both Angelovski and Shikov give 5 points to Luis Enrique who lead Barça to 5 trophies in 2015 among which the Spanish league, the Spanish Cup, the the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and most recently the FIFA Club World Cup. Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus won the 3 points of both of them, while when it comes to the last point they eventually voted differently. Angelovski voted for Unai Emery, while Shikov for Carlo Ancelotti.

Luis Enrique won the award with 31.08% of all votes, second and third place were claimed by Pep Guardiola (Bayern, 22.97%) and Jorge Sampaoli (Chilean national team, 9.47%) respectively.

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