Former Barcelona star Xavi believes the trophies Cristiano Ronaldo has won this year will propel him ahead of Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo was part of the Real Madrid team that won the Champions League in May, before a surprise campaign in France saw the Portuguese lift the European Championship trophy in July.
The 31-year-old reacted angrily last month when Xavi claimed “anybody who likes football” would consider Messi a better player than Ronaldo, but the Spaniard believes his former team-mate is likely to lose out to Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have been the two greatest players on the planet for some time. Between them, they have won the last 6 Ballon d’Or awards, with Barcelona’s Leo Messi notching four in a ro...