for subscribers

Messi tipped to regain Ballon d'Or

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Ballon d'Or (AFP)
Ballon d'Or (AFP)

Zurich - Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich on Monday, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Brazil striker Neymar, who plays alongside Messi at Barca, is also in the running to be crowned world player of the year after he was included on the three-man shortlist for the first time.

Messi and Neymar, along with overlooked Uruguay star Luis Suarez, formed a formidable front three that propelled Barca to five trophies in 2015, including a second Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey treble in six seasons.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 7938 votes
Cricket
11% - 1986 votes
Football
19% - 3623 votes
Athletics
2% - 467 votes
Boxing
1% - 172 votes
Cycling
2% - 446 votes
Golf
5% - 926 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1579 votes
Tennis
3% - 632 votes
Water sports
1% - 170 votes
American sports
1% - 224 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 575 votes
Vote