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Ronaldo is the world's best, as not one Irish player makes The Guardian's top 100

Seamus Coleman is in 156th position.

Ronaldo celebrates scoring in the Champions League final.
Ronaldo celebrates scoring in the Champions League final.

CRISTIANO RONALDO OVERTOOK Lionel Messi as the world’s best footballer in 2014, according to a list revealed today by The Guardian’s reporters, correspondents and editors.

The Real Madrid man overcame Messi, after garnering a comprehensive 74% of the vote, while Messi took just 12%.

Elsewhere, there was no place for any Irish player in the top 100, while Seamus Coleman, in 156th position, was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s side to pick up any votes.

Read the full list here.

What do you think? Is Ronaldo the best player in the world? Should Coleman be higher?

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