Alejandro SABELLA, Jose PEKERMAN and Jorge SAMPAOLI all made the top three coaches in South America.
South American National Team managers were asked to vote for who they think was the best coach and best player during the South American World Cup Qualifiers. Jorge SAMPAOLI, who manages Chile, was voted as the best South American National Team coach. Alejandro SABELLA came in second and Jose PEKERMAN third.
Lionel MESSI was voted as the best player during the South American World Cup Qualifiers. He came up with 71.43% of the votes. Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Venezuelan National Team managers all voted for MESSI as the best player. Jose PEKERMAN and Oscar TABAREZ (Colombia and Uruguay) did not vote.