Santos star Neymar has played down his chance of winning the Ballon d'Or.

A nomination for the prestigious Ballon d'Or, Neymar is not hopeful that he can beat the two players considered to be the best in the world at the moment.

"I think that (Lionel) Messi will win it. What he has done at Barca has been incredible. Second? (Cristiano) Ronaldo. Me, third? No, no. I am one of 23 nominations," he said.