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Barcelona great Stoichkov: Messi for Ballon d'Or ahead of Chelsea ace Jorginho

Barcelona great Hristo Stoichkov believes Lionel Messi is in line to win the Ballon d'Or again.

Speaking with TMW, Stoichkov was asked about the prospects of Chelsea's Italy midfielder Jorginho.

He replied: "Who can win this year? Jorginho has had a super season, but for the Ballon d'Or I don't know if he can. Messì is there and cannot be ignored. A great season in Barcelona, with the Copa del Rey, and then the Copa America, which he had never won, won as a driver.

"Another is (Robert) Lewandowski: last year was unfair to cancel the prize, France Football had to reward him. And then there's (Gigio) Donnarumma, the best goalkeeper in the European Championship "

Asked if a goalkeeper could win, the Bulgarian added: "I don't know, but he had an extraordinary season, not only for the penalties with Spain and England. After so many years of (Gigi) Buffon, you have found another great Gigi who will make you feel calm for a long time."

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