Pogba faced Ronaldo in the Euro 2016 final.

Cristiano Ronaldo should win the 2016 Ballon d'Or, says Paul Pogba

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The 2016 Ballon d'Or race is well and truly hotting up.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, typically, are the two front runners for football's greatest individual prize, yet this year has seen one or two other stars emerge as potential contenders.

Antoine Griezmann has enjoyed a fine year for both Atletico Madrid and France, steering them to the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals respectively but losing on both occasions.


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Gareth Bale is also a shoo-in following his impressive exploits for Real Madrid and Wales, especially so the latter.

Who will come out on top is anyone's guess, but for France superstar Paul Pogba, there's only one winner.

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At the recent Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly awards, according to Marca, he said: "I would give the Ballon d'Or to Cristiano, because he won the Champions League and the Euros."

And asked who he prefers out of Ronaldo and Messi, Pogba answered simply: "I like both."

Short, simple and decisive.

Portugal v Wales - Semi Final: UEFA Euro 2016

Seven months on from Messi claiming the prize and Ronaldo is clear favourite to be crowned football's best player for a fourth time.

Despite shunning France teammate Griezmann, Pogba did share some kind words on the 25-year-old.

"He has had an amazing year," the midfielder added.


Manchester United fans will care little about Pogba's Ballon d'Or predictions, though, amidst rumours he could complete a move to Old Trafford in the coming weeks.

Reports suggest a record-breaking £100 million move is in the offing, with Juventus desperate to keep their prized asset.

Only Pogba knows what he truly wants yet he continues to stay quiet on what the future holds.

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Paul Pogba
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