Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa voted eventual winner Lionel Messi, while coach Gernot Rohr picked Kylian Mbappe in this year’s FIFA Best Awards.
Ahmed Musa’s second choice was Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah his third nomination.
Rohr chose Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk as his second nominee and Eden Hazard third.
Messi won the 2019 FIFA Best Award with 46 points, eight points ahead of Van Dijk with Ronaldo third on 36 points.
It was a record sixth time the FC Barcelona captain was winning the world player of the year award, while Ronaldo was conspicuously missing from the awards ceremony in Milan, Italy.