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Italian journalist Condo explains voting for Jorginho ahead of Messi in Ballon d'Or count

Italian journalist Paolo Condo explained why he voted for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Condo went with Jorginho ahead of winner Lionel Messi.

He reasoned: “Chelsea were not the favourite to win the Champions League at the beginning of the season and the same goes for Italy at the Euros.

“Jorginho played a key role for both teams. That's why I voted for him, not because he is Italian. I had never picked a compatriot before."

Condo was the only Italian journalist who took part in the vote. He works for La Repubblica newspaper and Sky Sport Italia.


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