Ex- Barcelona and Brazilian star Rivaldo has tipped Lionel Messi as the perfect candidate to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
According to the former Blaugrana player,the Argentine captain deserves the award despite not winning the Champions League title or Copa America.
“In my opinion, Messi should win the Ballon d’Or this year for everything he has done,” Rivaldo said.
“He didn’t win the Champions League, but it’s an individual prize.
“He has scored many and important goals and I think he deserves it.