Barcelona's Pique backs Man Utd ace Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi. Pique said: "It is one thing to say who I want to win and another who I think will win. I said years ago that Messi has the merit to win, but Cristiano Ronaldo will end up winning. I am quite certain, for all he has done; goals, Champions League, league ... . "It will be him and I am happy for him. But I am convinced that Leo will end up winning it also in the future."

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi.

Pique said: "It is one thing to say who I want to win and another who I think will win. I said years ago that Messi has the merit to win, but Cristiano Ronaldo will end up winning. I am quite certain, for all he has done; goals, Champions League, league ... .

"It will be him and I am happy for him. But I am convinced that Leo will end up winning it also in the future."

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