infographics | 2016-01-13
FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
Distribution of first place votes
Lionel Messi received 41.33 percent of the points to secure his fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday. However, FIFA's controversial voting system is not indicative of how many of the voters think Messi was the best. In fact, no player can get more than 55.55 percent of the points, and one could get up to 33.33 percent of the points without being voted first by any of the voters.
Here we take a look at how the first place votes were distributed among the candidates in 2015:
To put things in context, here is how the first place votes disribution was in the previous editions of the FIFA Ballon d'Or:
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WRITTEN BY: Sarah K
Sarah is a diehard Barcelona fan since 2006. The first match she watched was El Clásico in November 2004! Very interested in football statistics, some of her work cannot be found anywhere else.
Statistics is part of her career, currently a physics PhD student specializing in statistical mechanics.