By , Caitlin Murray
Published July 17, 2016
The winner of the next Ballon d'Or award won't be named for another six months, but Neymar is pretty sure about who it'll be.
Neymar has picked Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi as the favorite to win the 2016 Ballon d'Or, which is the highest individual honor a player can win.
"Ronaldo won the Champions League and now Euro 2016 as well," Neymar was quoted as telling a Brazilian media outlet. "So I believe he is in a good position. Plus, Ronaldo is a great player. I have no qualms in saying that."
It seems to be a flaw in the award that it's already apparent who will win it with half of the time period to be judged remaining. But Neymar does have a point: With a Champions League trophy and a European Championship trophy in the bag, how can anyone possibly compete with Ronaldo's year?
Neymar was up against Ronaldo and Messi last year, but came in third as Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo has won three for 2008, 2013 and 2014.
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