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Ronaldo: I think Messi will win the Ballon d’Or again

by Tom Conn | Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star, Ronaldo believes that Leo Messi is the favourite to win his fifth consecutive Ballon d’Or over Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery.


In a recent interview, Ronaldo believes that Messi’s torn hamstring, which will keep him out of action until January 2014, will allow the Argentine to “recharge his batteries” after playing for the better part of five straight years.

“Messi has been playing a huge amount of games for five years, and has been the biggest star in the world of football. Now with this injury, which is not that serious but is making him miss lots of games, maybe he is getting some rest so he can recharge his batteries.”

The Brazilian legend went on to add that despite the recent injury and the campaign in support of Cristiano and Ribery, Messi will win his unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or.

“I think that Messi will win it again.”