Ballon d’Or: Sergio Ramos backs PSG teammate Lionel Messi

How times have changed! Sergio Ramos backs Lionel Messi for Ballon d’Or after old rivals first started together after shocking summer moves to PSG

  • Sergio Ramos has thrown his support behind Lionel Messi for Ballon d’Or
  • Argentine star is in the running to claim the prestigious gong for the seventh time
  • Ramos and Messi have gone from fierce rivals to teammates at PSG
  • The defender backs Messi to be crowned the winner of the Ballon d’or again


Sergio Ramos supported Lionel Messi ahead of today’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.

The Argentine star is in the running to claim the prestigious gong for the seventh time and is the bookmaker’s favorite to add to his six titles.

Ramos and Messi have gone from fierce rivals from their days at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively to team-mates following the pair’s shocking moves to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Sergio Ramos (second from left) has thrown his support behind Lionel Messi (right) for Ballon d’Or

Ramos and Messi started together for the first time on Sunday after shock moves to PSG

Ramos and Messi started together for the first time on Sunday after shock moves to PSG

The defender was sent off twice for lunging forward and also caught him with his elbow during their heated El Clasico fights.

The duo started together for the Ligue 1 giants for the first time in a 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday after making the connection earlier this year and Ramos now backs Messi to re-claim the Ballon d’or. to be crowned.

‘Yes of course [I hope he wins],’ said Ramos ESPN.

Ramos and Messi have gone from fierce rivals to teammates.  The pair faced each other in El Clasico in March 2019 after Ramos caught Messi in the face with his elbow

Ramos and Messi have gone from fierce rivals to teammates. The pair faced each other in El Clasico in March 2019 after Ramos caught Messi in the face with his elbow

The defender was sent off twice for lashing out at the attacker during his days in Spain

The defender was sent off twice for lashing out at the attacker during his days in Spain

“I’m going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world.

“He’s in great shape and I think he’s the kind of player who really makes a difference. He is a unique player and it is a privilege to have him on the team.

“I think bit by bit we are all going to bring in our own quality to make Paris Saint-Germain even bigger and achieve the things we want to achieve.”

Messi scored 38 goals in 47 appearances last season and helped Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. He has scored four goals this season and provided three assists in 11 appearances for PSG.

Messi leads Bayern’s Lewandowski, who was harshly denied the award last year after it was canceled while 14 Premier League players have been nominated.

Both exchanged Spain for France earlier this year when they joined PSG .  came

Both exchanged Spain for France earlier this year when they joined PSG . came

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