Arsene Wenger Backs Lionel Messi to Win Ballon D'Or

Updated: 11 January 2016 17:39 IST

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has been a critic of the Ballon D'Or award, has picked Lionel Messi to win the trophy for the 2014/15 season.

Arsene Wenger Backs Lionel Messi to Win Ballon D'Or
Lionel Messi is facing stiff competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar for the Ballon D'Or. © AFP

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger picked Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or 2015 after admitting that he personally was a big "enemy" of the prestigious football award. (Lionel Messi Widely Tipped to Regain Ballon D'Or)

"I'm a big enemy of the Ballon d'Or," Wenger was quoted as saying by goal.com.

"It is certainly Messi who will win it, although I'm not a big fan of it," he said.

Messi is a favourite to win the award this year for the fifth time after helping Barcelona grab hold of five trophies in 2015.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi's Barcelona teammate Neymar have also been nominated for the award which will be announced on Monday.

Topics : Lionel Andres Messi Football
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