Over the years the duo of Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid FC and Lionel Messi of Barcelona have been at the top of players nominated for the Fifa Ballon D’or.
With Lionel Messi (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, winning 4 times as against Christiano Ronaldo’s 3 (2008, 2013, 2014 ). The tussle for the best footballer in the world has been majorly between the duo, but this time around , there is a new addition to the final shortlist of footballers who would compete for the grand prize .
Brazilian Neymar, and Lionel Messi’s team mate at Barcelona completes the list and becomes the first Brazilian to be nominated for the final 3-man shortlist for over a decade.
But Messi believes Uruguayan Louis Suarez, another player at Barcelona could have made the final three man shortlist, in essence that leaves Cristiano Ronaldo out of the running for the Ballon D’or award if Louis Suarez is added to the three man list.
But wouldn’t it appear quite bias if 3 players from the same team make the final shortlist for the Ballon D’or ?
Out of millions of professional footballers around would, wouldn’t it be derisory to other football clubs, teams and players for the trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar to make the final list?
Views Channel took to the streets to ask football lovers and fans in general to share their views on who should win the Ballon D’or awards. Ahead of this prestigious award, Nigerians give contrasting reasons why any of the trio of Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar should win the award. Watch the video above to find out what people are saying about the coming Ballon D’or awards and share your views with us in the comment section below.