Probably the best striker ever to grace the game of football, Brazilian Ronaldo, wishes that Neymar becomes the winner in the upcoming Ballon d’Or ceremony in January 2016. Lately, this ceremony has been dominated by Messi and Cristiano for the past seven times together. The legendary striker wishes that his compatriot Neymar breaks this duopoly put together by the Argentine and the Portuguese. He also has conceded that the chances of Neymar winning this time is relatively thin but believes that he will win it in 2017.
“I would bet on Neymar winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2016. I think he’s still growing a lot and I think the growth of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has reached its peak,”
“I really want Neymar to win and break up the era of Ronaldo and Messi, but I think this year it will be between the two of them again.”, Ronaldo said to FIFA.com
Top three favorites to win the Ballond’Or this time, are Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo in the order. A win this time, will be a record-breaking fifth Ballon d’Or for Lionel Messi while a win for Cristiano will make his Ballon d’Or tally equal to Messi’s at four.