Kaka said: "The difference with Messi is that he has not won an important title this season, not the Spanish Liga nor the Champions League and that I think was a negative point against him."

Kaka finished ahead of Messi and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo in the voting and added: "Ronaldo represents the speed and the power and Messi the ability and the control of the ball. They are young and full of talent, I hold them both in high esteem."