The exclusion of Luis Suarez from Ballon D’or has been reported to be the most glaring omission from the 23-man shortlist for the Fifa 2014 Ballon d’Or, according to Goal readers.
Football fans were surprised on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 when the list of nominees for the title were announced as Suarez, who had won the PFA Player of the Year award as he led Liverpool to a second placed finish and also became the EPL highest goal scorer, was left out.
Goal readers were surprised at the decision not to include the new Barcelona striker, who has 53.9 per cent of the vote, submitting that his omission was the biggest injustice in football history.
According to Goal.com poll, Luka Modric came second, with 19.3%, Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus came third with 7.3% of the votes, just a bit ahead of Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, who earned 5.2%.
Robert Lewandowski finished fifth in the poll, and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey came sixth.
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin earned just 2.5% of the votes, ahead of Roma’s Miralem Pjanic (1.1%) and Ivan Rakitic (0.9%). Finally, 1.7% of readers believe some other name in world football deserved a place in the 23 Ballon D’or nominee.