Ballon d’Or 2013: Who did Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard vote for?

Steven Gerrard chose Cristiano Ronaldo as his pick for the 2013 Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta in Zurich
Steven Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard chose Cristiano Ronaldo as his pick for the 2013 Ballon d’Or award ahead of Lionel Messi and Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez.

Ronaldo, 28, won the prestigious prize for the second time in his career on Monday night after beating Messi and Franck Ribery to the crown.

The award is voted for by national team managers and captains, as well as selected journalists, who are all asked to name their choices for the top three players in the world for the calendar year.

Gerrard, who was entitled to have his say due to his role as England captain, gave Suarez a nod after the Liverpool forward scored 30 goals in 44 games last season.

It was also no surprise to see Liverpool defender and Slovakia skipper Martin Skrtel pick Suarez ahead of Ronaldo and Messi.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender and Denmark captain Daniel Agger voted for Messi, Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Arsenal midfielder and Czech Republic skipper Tomas Rosicky went for Ribery, Messi and Ronaldo.

Manchester City captain and Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany placed Ribery ahead of his Citizens team-mate Yaya Toure and fellow countryman Eden Hazard.

Manchester United winger and Ecuador captain Antonio Valencia chose Radamel Falcao ahead of Ronaldo and Ribery.

And United and Netherlands captain Robin van Persie singled out his international team-mate Arjen Robben in front of Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo.

Ronaldo won the prize with 1,365 points, ahead of Messi with 1,205 and Ribéry on 1,127.

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