Neymar has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to win the FIFA Ballon D’Or, because of the success he has achieved in 2016.
Ronaldo won the Champions League with Real Madrid and also lifted the European Championship trophy with Portugal.
The 31-year-old finished second last year behind Neymar’s team-mate at Barcelona, Lionel Messi. But Neymar says he will win it this time around.
“Winning titles plays a big role in the race for the Ballon d’Or,” Neymar told Lance!.
“Ronaldo won the Champions League and now Euro 2016 as well. So I reckon he is in a good position.
“Plus Ronaldo is a great player. I have no qualms in saying that.”
Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013 and 2014, with Messi taking it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.