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FIFA 'The Best' Awards: A look at Indian superstar Sunil Chhetri voted for

Arjun Singh Devgan
Chhetri is the most popular Indian footballer at present
Chhetri is the most popular Indian footballer at present / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

The FIFA "The Best" awards ceremony took place on Monday, withBayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski crowned the best Men's best male footballer, beating out competition from Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah to the honour.

Lewandowski won FIFA "The Best" honour for the second consecutive year, thereby getting some measure of revenge on Messi, who had beaten him to the 2021 Ballon d'Or honour. Cristiano Ronaldo might have been snubbed in the final three-man shortlist, but he too was honoured after getting a "Special Award" for his goalscoring feats in international football.

India's biggest footballing superstar and skipper, Sunil Chhetri too was given the chance to give his vote and the 36-year-old gave his picks, none of them which would come as a surprise to many.

Who did Sunil Chhetri vote for?

Chhetri's standing as the captain of India meant that he would have to vote for the top three players in his opinion and as per FIFA's official documentation - the strikers votes are given below.

Chhetri's votes

1) Robert Lewandowski
2) Lionel Messi
3) Mohamed Salah

The votes by the Indian skipper indicate that he like many others had no doubt that Lewandowski was the best player over the past year, with Messi and Salah coming second and third, respectively.