Rivaldo: ‘No one deserves Ballon d’Or besides Messi’

In his latest interview, former Brazil international Rivaldo has told that Messi should win the most prestigious award of the year.

“In my opinion, Messi should win the Ballon d’Or this year for everything he has done,” Rivaldo said.

Former Barcelona player has assured that the Golden Ball is an individual prize, not a team one.

“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,” added Rivaldo.

Despite making a great impression during his club campaign last season, the Argentinian messed up his personal stats after an unlucky Copa America experience. Barcelona forward has been magnificent within La Liga though, scoring 36 times and making 13 assists overall.

Virgil Van Dijk is called the best candidate for the most prestigious football award of the year. The 27-year-old has had a consistent season full of glorious episodes, including winning the Champions League trophy with Liverpool.