AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao believes Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo is regarded as favourite for the gong ahead of Barcelona ace Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.

"Cristiano Ronaldo this year has been more constant, and has been superior. I'd have to see what the criteria is for deciding who the winner should be, but I think that it has been a great year for him," said Falcao.

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