The presence of Lionel Messi among the 5 nominated for the title of Best Player in Ligue 1 is scandalous, but the UNFP has obviously worked perfectly to get almost all the players in the French championship to vote.
To accompany Kylian Mbappefavorite for his succession, his PSG teammate Lionel Messi as well as Lensois Seko Fofana and Loïs Openda and Lille’s Jonathan David are among the 5 nominated for the UNFP Trophy for Best Ligue 1 Player. As a reminder, the vote has already been taken, the ranking is already established and the winner will be rewarded. during a ceremony organized on Sunday May 28 in Paris.
Messi is therefore part of the top 5 of the vote made by Ligue 1 players, which appeals to some of the Parisian supporters as well as the followers of the French championship. On RMC, Daniel Riolo thus pointed the finger at the voting system, carried out too early in the season (according to him). As for Jérôme Rothen, particularly unleashed on “La Pulga”, recalls that, in his time, the ballot was done quickly within the clubs with small pieces of paper.
The UNFP made the players vote live
The radio has just invited on the air an employee who set up the electronic voting system. “ I heard a lot of inaccuracy, even nonsense for the voting process “, thus launched the speaker, giving enormous details. It is not a question of answering a form sent by e-mail. The UNFP (the players’ union) went to all the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs from April 15 to May 2 to have the players vote on a tablet, each in turn, during ” 4 to 5 minutes ».
Thus, almost all Ligue 1 players voted! ” In Ligue 1, 93% of players participated, 94% in Ligue 2 and 97% in women’s. The players vote. Lionel Messi, Mbappé they voted “, assures the guest of RMC. There is no doubt, if Messi finished in the top 5 (rather than Alexis Sanchez or Alexandre Lacazette), it was the choice of the Ligue 1 players, who had the opportunity to face the record holder Ballon d’Or during the season. And they voted last month.
🎙 “In Ligue 1, 93% of players voted.”
🏆 Mickaël, who works on the UNFP trophies, details precisely how the vote is done. pic.twitter.com/9aIdJZRwye
— Rothen s’enflamme (@Rothensenflamme) May 17, 2023
They left their mark in the minds of their opponents and fans 👣
Above the rest all season, they deserve to be nominated for the UNFP Trophy for Best Player of @Ligue1UberEats 🏆
J. David, S. Fofana, K. Mbappé, L. Messi, L. Openda ⭐️ #TrophiesUNFP pic.twitter.com/alwnttMCTb
— UNFP (@UNFP) May 16, 2023