Tottenham’s Harry Kane got 0.98% of the vote
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric was the big winner at the FIFA Best awards.
Modric was crowned the best player in 2018 after he helped Croatia to a World Cup second place after he won the Champions League yet again.
Modric scooped up 29.05% of the votes. He came ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (19.08%) and Mohamed Salah (11.23%).
Right at the bottom of the top 10 list, Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored 0.98% of the vote.
The Spanish domestic double & plenty of goal records only gets Leo Messi to 5th…
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) September 24, 2018
Kane & World Cup
It was an amazing summer for Harry Kane.
The Tottenham centre-forward finished as the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup with six goals.
Many have since questioned Kane’s form at the start of the Premier League season.
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Who voted for Harry Kane?
Returning to Kane’s FIFA Best votes, who exactly voted for the Tottenham striker?
Three people actually voted for Kane as their number one player in the world. They were two coaches from the Bahamas and Chinese Taipei, plus the media representative of Vanuatu.
Kane also picked up two second place votes. They came from India’s English coach Stephen Constantine and the media representative of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Eleven votes selected Tottenham’s Kane in third place. They came from the captains of of Bhutan, Dominica, the Cayman Islands, Malta and Zambia.
Coaches from Burundi, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Jordan also voted for Kane, plus media representatives of Guam and Switzerland.
As noted by the Times, “the England captain did not pick up a single vote from coaches or players from the world’s top-50 ranked nations and only two from the top 100 (Zambia, ranked No 78, and India, No 97).”