Figo admits he's long been a fan of the Real captain.
He told Marca: "For quality he deserves the Ballon d'Or.
"Being a defender, like being a goalkeeper, it seems more complicated to win but (Fabio) Cannavaro won it as a defender, depending on the moment, on the year, against whom you compete, but for quality it is clear that Ramos deserves it."
On Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid to Juventus, Figo also said: "In the case of Cristiano or Messi or another player who was at the time the best in the world, it is normal to leave a mark because he is the best player in the world. The coaches leave when there are bad results, the players pass, the clubs are left and Madrid will remain very big without Cristiano and it was very big with Cristiano."