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Messi: These Three Stars Can Challenge Ronaldo And I For The Ballon D'Or

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has named three stars he believes can rival himself and Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo for the prestigious Ballon d'Or.

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Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football over the past decade, claiming five Ballons d'Or each since 2008.  

The Argentine, who lifted the award for the first time in 2009, believes there are several players who could now challenge himself and Ronaldo for the accolade.

"There are many great players around today who can win the Ballon d'Or," he told World Soccer magazine.

"In recent years, there have just been two, but now players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Luis Suarez can compete."

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The last player to win the award other than Messi or Ronaldo was Brazil playmaker Kaka in 2007.

Who do you think will win the next Ballon d'Or prize? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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