Journalist who voted in Ballon d’Or says his selections were tallied up wrong

THE BALLON D'OR vote was tallied up incorrectly at the awards ceremony, a Trinidad and Tobago journalist has claimed.

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric scooped up the prestigious accolade for the first time, beating the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe to win the golden trophy.

Journalist who voted in Ballon d’Or says his selections were tallied up wrongReuters2 Luka Modric ended ten years of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo domination

And many were astonished that five-time winner Lionel Messi was ranked fifth overall in the rankings after netting a joint high 45 goals this season – level only with Ronaldo.

Now, a journalist in Trinidad and Tobago, Lasana Liburd, has revealed that his vote was recorded incorrectly.

The writer tweeted: "My FIFA player of the year selection should have been tallied as (in correct order): Messi, Modric, Ronaldo, Salah, Griezmann…

"I’ve voted for this prestigious award for years without issue. Don’t know what went wrong. But I do have a record of my vote…"

My FIFA player of the year selection should have been tallied as (in correct order): Messi, Modric, Ronaldo, Salah, Griezmann… I’ve voted for this prestigious award for years without issue. Don’t know what went wrong. But I do have a record of my vote…

— Lasana Liburd (@lasanaliburd) December 4, 2018

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