Newcastle legend Asprilla: I should've won Ballon d'Or with Parma

Newcastle United legend Tino Asprilla feels he should've won the Ballon d'Or while with Parma.

Asprilla was back with Parma yesterday for the club's Centenary celebrations.

“Nobody knew me before I came to Parma. I was fast and dribbled past players to head straight for the goal. I was creative and unpredictable, which I still am. I also played my entire career with a knee that had not been operated on properly.

“I had great qualities and if I had worn the jersey of Juventus, Milan or Inter, perhaps I’d have won the Ballon d’Or. With all due respect, if Pavel Nedved won it...”

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