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Analyzing Ballon d’Or Voting: Coaches vs Players vs Media

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In a move I didn’t expect, FIFA has broken down the voting for their new Ballon d’Or award based on the 3 different voting groups:  Coaches, players, and media.  Fantastic, it often comes up what affect the voter pool has on awards, but we typically don’t have data from different groups assigned the exact same task.

The link I’ve listed above actually shows how much of the vote each player received, but here is how it looks just by ranking, sorted by the overall finish.  Blanks indicate that the player received no votes from that contingent:

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