The Best FIFA 2023: Who did Casemiro vote for on behalf of Brazil?

The Manchester United player voted as the captain of the Brazilian national team at the FIFA awards
Martín O'Donnell
2024-01-16 13:37:43

After announcing Lionel Messi as the winner of The Best award in the category of best men’s player in 2023, FIFA revealed how the captains, coaches, and journalists from each country have voted. In the case of Brazil, the one who had a say was Casemiro.

The Manchester United midfielder named Erling Haaland as his first choice, despite playing for rivals Manchester City. In second place, he named Messi, while he completed his podium by selecting Kylian Mbappé, who also finished third in the overall voting. The first vote gives five points, whereas the second selection grants three and the third vote just one point.


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Neymar clarifies that he did not vote

After rumors on social media that Neymar had voted for the award, the player clarified in the comment section of an Instagram post that he did not participate. The only footballers who vote are the captains of each team, so Casemiro had that responsibility this time.

While Ederson won the award for the best goalkeeper, no Brazilian player featured among the top 12 for the best player award. However, the country took home other accolades, including one for action against racism while Marta was recognized for her brilliant career.