Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario, has named Argentina captain Lionel Messi as the player that should win the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo believes Messi deserves the Ballon d’Or award for his emphatic 2022 FIFA World Cup triumph.
The former Real Madrid star said (via Albiceleste Talk):
“Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or.
“I think he will be crowned. He won the World Cup, which is a very big tournament.”
Messi was in exceptional form at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 35-year-old netted seven goals and provided three assists in the tournament.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner also won the French Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain, and he is expected to challenge Manchester City’s Erling Haaland for the award.