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Reports: Neymar Told Friends Which Award He Wants To Beat Messi To

Reports: Neymar Told Friends Which Award He Wants To Beat Lionel Messi To

By David Kappel - Mar 14, 2017 06:00 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Neymar is not often viewed as the club's main man in the presence of Lionel Messi, but the Brazilian has now reportedly told his friends of his ambition to beat the Argentine to a certain award.

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The Selecao star was among the final three nominees for the 2016 FIFA The Best Player award, but finished in third place behind his teammate and winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 25-year-old has improved massively since joining the Catalan giants in 2013, but many believe he has to leave the Camp Nou in order to step out of Messi's shadow.

According to Don Balon, Neymar wants to beat his teammate and Ronaldo to the highest individual accolade in football, and has told his close friends of this ambition.

Neymar was the Man of the Match in Barcelona's superb 6-1 comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League last week, scoring two goals and assisting another two strikes.

He even outshone Messi, who was often marked by multiple opponents and struggled to have an impact on the game.

Overall, Neymar has scored 14 goals and assisted another 21 strikes in 34 club appearances this season.

While 30-year-old Messi and 32-year-old Ronaldo may struggle to keep up their glorious goalscoring records as age takes its toll on them, Neymar will surely be one of the main contenders to end their World Player of the Year/Ballon d'Or reign.

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Ronaldo and Messi have battled each other for the top individual accolades since 2009, with Messi winning the highest personal prize five times and Ronaldo four.

Do you think Neymar can dethrone Messi and Ronaldo as the best players in the games? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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dlaisa charles Joined: 23 Feb 2017
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dlaisa charles Mar 20, 2017 11:03 AM
not while KINGMESSI is still playing soccer
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Mpho357 Mar 16, 2017 03:24 AM
He is a fantastic player indeed, but i feel that in Barca he is playing under Messi's shadow and doesn't get the recognition he so deserves. Maybe playing for a different team where he can easily express himself and play under one's shadow will do him more good than harm and he may even grow faster than he is now.
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Ricworld Mar 15, 2017 06:46 PM
Neymar is a fantastic player unfortunately he was born at the wrong time,Messi is gonna rule for the next 2 to 3 seasons to come....period!
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Papa Amo Wale Bucs Mar 15, 2017 02:37 PM
Leave Barcelona n u can start thinking abt beating massive to the world player of the year
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chinyama Mar 15, 2017 09:59 AM
jah boi
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Makarios Mar 15, 2017 07:28 AM
Next season probably, not now.
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bucs no 1 lady Mar 15, 2017 07:25 AM
ok
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tshekza87 Mar 15, 2017 07:12 AM
I think he can cos those two their not the same so neymer need to work more hard to take over cos if he can't do it now then he need to forget another star will raise up and over come him now it's your time boy bring back the respect of Brazilian foot ball
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lesiba ko-c 4 life Mar 15, 2017 06:35 AM
Thts the spirit soldier......
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glamourpelo Mar 15, 2017 12:29 AM
Go sumwhr whr u will be the main man
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glamourpelo Mar 15, 2017 12:29 AM
As long as u r still at barca u cnt beat messi n cr7
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vusie21 Mar 14, 2017 11:56 PM
Can do that but mustn't rush
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Tedd Mar 14, 2017 11:23 PM
One good match then you want to beat messi to the prestigious accolade. Be patient still a long way to go.
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Endinaki Mar 14, 2017 10:32 PM
Uzoyithola manje yeyakhe
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nzimandesifiso7@live.com Mar 14, 2017 10:27 PM
Eden hazard!!!
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#eddie Mar 14, 2017 10:13 PM
He can but only if king messi retires
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RapZi11@ Mar 14, 2017 09:49 PM
he deserves it
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RapZi11@ Mar 14, 2017 09:49 PM
he deserves it
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Hloni'mayeng2 Mar 14, 2017 09:32 PM
Its a dream he can surely achieve... he's still young nd is showing signs of maturity
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roxion Mar 14, 2017 08:52 PM
Even Siphelele Mthembu wants to beat Messi and Ronaldo

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