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Messi Voted Best Footballer Of 2017

Lionel Messi Voted Best Footballer Of 2017

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jan 02, 2018 09:59 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been voted for as the best footballer for 2017 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who beat the Argentine to the latest Ballon d'Or.

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Madrid-based publication Marca recently ran a poll asking readers to have their say on who they believe was the best player in the 2017 calendar year.

Messi was voted as the best player despite his counterpart Ronaldo winning the Ballon d'Or and the Best FIFA Men's Player award last year.

Although he only won one trophy in 2017, the 30-year-old was in great form for the Catalan club, and also put in some strong displays for Argentina in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Messi scored 54 goals and assisted a further 16 strikes in 64 games for club and country in 2017.

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With Ronaldo having won trophies such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League titles, and with Marca being a Madrid-based publication, many were surprised Messi won the voting.

Who do you think was the best footballer in 2017? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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ThepzaMo Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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ThepzaMo Jan 02, 2018 11:20 PM
Top 15 goal scorers of 2017 in Europe, Ronaldo is not there. Top 10 assists of 2017, Ronaldo not thete. Top 5 dribblers Ronaldo is not there. Top 5 highest conversion rate Ronaldo is not there...Almost Everything about individual top players, Ronaldo doesnt feature in top 5, some top 10 and even top 15. You decide for yourself
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timelessmessi Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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timelessmessi Jan 02, 2018 10:55 PM
Real was good last season Ronaldo was rested in some la Liga games prepared for champions leage Morata asensio benzema modric Kroos casamiro were all awesome Messi didn't have that luxury we were truely poor as Barcelona that is why they need to ask who deserve balon dour is best player in a team or best player in the leage cz Messi came on top so Ronaldo as thingz stands if Madrid could win la Liga with 5 goal they wil name him best player of the year in europe
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timelessmessi Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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timelessmessi Jan 02, 2018 10:42 PM
@chiefs is useless u sound like illiterate did u read the heading careful
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Mavulela Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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Mavulela Jan 02, 2018 02:59 PM
@chiefs is useless the topic did not say the best achieved player, it's says the best footballer which means the man who played very well then any other cows. Unlike those who win individual awards because of the team performance. We all know that King Messi is the only player who rule this generation of football,but we just keep on arguing because we want competition so that football will entertain us.
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Jan 02, 2018 01:20 PM
It's a well known fact everywhere you go even in Madrid!
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Jan 02, 2018 01:06 PM
@chiefs is useless there's a dfrnce between wht Cr7 did nd what Madrid did last season,Madrid as a team played well
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Jan 02, 2018 01:04 PM
Messi was the best player in Barca nd in Spain last season while Madrid was the best team in Spain nd in Europe thts why Cr7 won the ballon d'or
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 02, 2018 12:19 PM
Madrid Newspaper voting a Barcelona player the Best............unheard of, but then we are talking about The King!
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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Jan 02, 2018 12:17 PM
Messi
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connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Jan 02, 2018 11:31 AM
@chiefs is useless messi played well, scored more goals, assisted, made his team play, an more impact on overall barca perfomances...the same can't be said about penaldo last year. in fact he was not even the best player for madrid
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Faysal Jan 02, 2018 11:25 AM
Messi is the best
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Xolisa{khosificated} Joined: 28 Mar 2017
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Xolisa{khosificated} Jan 02, 2018 11:13 AM
People tend to forget that Its real Madriots who won those trophy, not CR7
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Dunu-Rats-Slayer Jan 02, 2018 11:00 AM
What teams as a collective wins shouldn't count when we talk about individuals performance. let's talk goals and assists!!!! and it becomes as clear as daylight who the KING IS
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Jan 02, 2018 10:52 AM
What did Messi achieve please remind me! This doesn't sense to me. I mean we all know that Cr7 just did recently
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Jan 02, 2018 10:37 AM
Dis guy should not even be compared to no one.
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Jan 02, 2018 10:22 AM
I always say, the real Real Madrid fans as demonstrated by the toilet paper Marca readers know football, and they know who the best player is, not the rubbish ignoramus all over these pages who claim to be football fans yet know nothing. Whichever angle you look at it, Messi is the best player and he will remain so until he's after 35...
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Deftman05 Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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Deftman05 Jan 02, 2018 10:11 AM
HE TRULY HAD A GREAT YEAR AND DESERVED IT.

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