Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has rated Radamel Falcao as one of the top three players in world football.

The Colombian ace has scored a total of 48 goals since joining from FC Porto last summer and Simeone suggests he is up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Absolutely. He was the leading scorer in the last two Europa Leagues, won them both, won the European Supercopa....he is among the three best players in the world," said Simeone when asked if Falcao should be considered for the Ballon D'Or.

"Ronaldo and Messi have shown what they can do but he has nothing to be jealous of anybody else for.

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