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Egypt’s Ballon d’Or votes – Gomaa, Bradley with identical picks

Posted on January 13, 2014

Ballon D'or 2013 national team captain and former coach voted identically for the 2013 Ballon d’Or, with Ronaldo being crowned the winner on Monday.

Every year, journalists, national team captains and coaches cast their vote for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which essentially declares the top three players of the year.

Egypt’s current national team captain Wael Gomaa and former manager Bob Bradley, who we previously mentioned voted for Cristiano Ronaldo, both ended up choosing the exact same three for their Ballon d’Or votes, with the Real Madrid star both their number one pick.

Gomaa and Bradley also followed by choosing Franck Ribéry and Zlatan Ibrahimović for the second and third spots respectively. 

Egypt’s media representative, Inas Mazhar, also picked Cristiano Ronaldo for the 1st spot. She followed by picking Lionel Messi for second, and concluded by choosing Zlatan Ibrahimović as the 3rd best player of the year.

It’s well worth mentioning that Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the eventual Ballon d’Or winner, for the 2nd time in his professional career. The Argentinean captain Lionel Messi finished second, and Franck Ribéry concluded the top three.

One Comment

  1. Andrew Sidhom

    January 16, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Wasn’t Inas Mazhar the translator at Bradley’s last press conference (right before the 2nd leg against Ghana) and struggled to translate the parts where Bradley was describing some football situations during games? I remember her saying she’s not well-versed in technical talk and therefore will try the best she can.

    How come journalists who don’t know much about the game get to impact results for these awards ? Truly baffling. No wonder Messi came in second. I love Messi but this year is hardly one where he was the World’s second best.

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