Ballon d'Or: Sergio Ramos Backs Lionel Messi to Win Prestigious Award

Ballon d'Or: Sergio Ramos Backs Lionel Messi to Win Prestigious Award

  • PSG superstar Lionel Messi is among the favourites to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award
  • Messi will be coming up against other strong contenders including Robert Lewandowski
  • However, Sergio Ramos contends no one else deserves the prize more than Messi

Despite their years of rivalry, Sergio Ramos has backed Lionel Messi to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.

Lionel Messi posing with his Ballon d'Or awards. Photo: Getty Images.
According to Sergio Ramos, Messi deserves the Ballon d'Or because he has been in top shape this year. Photo: Getty Images.
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The two players linked up together at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer on free transfers.

For years, the duo has never seen eye-to-eye in the world of football as they both turned out for rival clubs in the La Liga.

However, Ramos seems to have switched allegiance to the Argentine, revealing that he hopes he wins this year's edition of the Ballon d'Or.

Messi is in the hat for the prestigious award after an incredible 2021 that saw him win his first major international trophy with Argentina.

The forward, who has won the award six times will be coming up against familiar names including Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the award's ceremony on Monday, November 29.

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And Ramos has thrown his weight behind the Barcelona legend, revealing he wishes him "all the luck in the world."

According to the Real Madrid icon, Messi deserves the award because he has been in top shape this year.

"Yes, of course [I hope he wins]. I'm going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world," Ramos was quoted by Goal saying.
"He's in good shape, and I think he's the kind of player who really makes a difference. He's a unique player and it's a privilege to have him in the team," the defender added.

Lewandowski rumoured to finish third

Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported rumours are rife on Twitter that Robert Lewandowski is set to miss out on the Ballon d’Or again.

The Polish is reportedly set to finish third, behind Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in second.

According to several revered journalists, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has won the award for the seventh time.

Source: Sports Brief News