1. Messi names three NEW players capable of winning Ballon d’Or Today
The Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the last 10 years. The two stars play for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. They have competed fiercely since 2008 and nobody else has even come close to them.
However, Lionel Messi believes these three players could challenge him and Ronaldo for the award. He believes teen sensation Kylian Mbappe, former teammate Neymar and current colleague Luis Suarez are capable of lifting the award.
“There are many great players around today who can win the Ballon d’Or,” he told World Soccer magazine.
“In recent years, there have just been two, but now players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Luis Suarez can compete.”
The last player to win the award apart from the two superstars was Kaka in the year 2007.