Neymar names Ronaldo as favourite for Ballon d’Or

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Barcelona’s star player, Neymar believes that instead of his teammate Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to win the fourth Ballon d’Or award of his career.

Messi and Ronaldo will once again be face to face to claim the Ballon d’Or award that they have been winning for the past eight years and no other soccer player could win it in their presence.

However, the Brazilian striker is hoping to receive the prestigious award in the coming year for the first time, but, having a say with Ronaldo this year. Lionel Messi has been named the best player of the year for the record five times. If Ronaldo wins it, it will be his fourth Ballon d’Or.

Neymar spoke to Lanco, where said, “He won the Champions League and now the Euros. He’s very close [to the Ballon d’Or]. Cristiano is a great player, I’m not hesitant on this.’

Neymar ended at the third spot last year in Ballon d’Or race that Lionel Messi won. This year, Ronaldo is the favourite to win the award as he scored 35 goals, while Messi could only score 26 in the injury affected season.

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