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Zlatan Ibrahimovic voting for Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or.

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 10:53

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken time out from praising himself to lend his vote to Lionel Messi winning the Ballon d'Or.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish striker says Messi, who has extended his contract at Barcelona until 2018, is far and away the best player in the world and anyone who argues knows nothing about football.

“Messi is the best player in the world, he deserves the Ballon d'Or,” Ibrahimovic told BeIn Sport.

“I know he's won it several times but it is deserved. He plays like he's on PlayStation; it's unbelievable. People who say otherwise either don't know anything about football or are just talking nonsense.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:03 am
True that Ibra, this boy is the best in the world. But I would love to see him play in England or Italy.
posted: 11:05 am
Thats very tru Ibra, you are not far off yourself mate... You topped it by your classic goal against England. you are in my TOP 5 players . Indeed nonsense those that say Messi is not the Best.
1. Messi
2. Inesta
3. Xavi
4. Ronaldo
5. Ibrahomovic
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posted: 11:13 am
Parker plays like Playstation also
thuth teller
posted: 11:17 am
Messi . A true world class.....reminds me of the ever brilliant Ndumuso Mabhena
posted: 11:28 am
i agree with you thuth tellerthat parker also play like he's on playstation too.
posted: 11:29 am
wow thuth teller u killing me.i agree with u dere,Ndumiso is by far da best striker cum defender in da wrld.Messi can indeed iprove by takn a thing or 2frm nonsence is wt Ibra knw vry well 4rm haters of da worlds best (king Messi)
posted: 11:30 am
I'm CR7's fan and I
posted: 11:33 am
I'm CR7''s fan and I still say he is the best but Messi is god
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 11:41 am
Ibrahimovic, I won't listen to a word you said! Weren't you the same guy who threatened to beat up an old Italian former soccer player in his late 60s after he said your stint at Barcelona and AC Milan was a failure?

Who's talking nonsense now?
posted: 11:45 am
Case closed!
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posted: 12:07 pm
I hear Parker's skills were included on Messi's Skills folder on FIFA13 and people were shocked how Messi was so Tapping Them In.................

One Guy said " His Camera celebration? Where does that come from? He is very good in everything"

It's not inside. It's on TOP!
Khosi Blogger
posted: 12:32 pm
Tha Old Jealous madala called Pele wud differ with you Ibra...
El Kampion
posted: 12:39 pm
"And Nyawana plays like he is on walking sticks"-Sapa
posted: 12:47 pm
B4 u said u deserve it, now u praise mese ..u r bought to promote
posted: 12:49 pm
Well said ibra if u say sum1 else deserve balln dor not messi its either u dnt knw futbal o u talking nonsense so cr7 fans a talking nonsense.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 01:19 pm
“Messi is the best player in the world, he reminds me of Mark Mayambela,” Ibrahimovic told BeIn Sport.m
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posted: 01:55 pm
This is what Ibra said in October...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says someone besides Leo Messi deserves Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi is coming off an astounding season in which he scored a La Liga record 50 goals and a world record 73 in all competitions. Though this might seem like more than enough to make him worthy of a fourth straight Ballon d'Or, Zlatan Ibrahimovic says not so fast.
From Reuters:
The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who played with Messi at Barcelona during the 2009-10 season, told Eurosport: "Messi had a fantastic season but he has not won that much and he has already won the Ballon d'Or three times. It depends whether you reward an individual or a collective work.
"Xavi is still playing at a high level, [Andrés] Iniesta also had a great season, they won the Euros [for Spain] while Messi has not won anything, just the King's Cup. Messi has won the Ballon d'Or three times, it's now someone else's turn to win it."
Meanwhile, Zlatan led Serie A with 28 goals, his goal against France was voted the finest of Euro 2012 even though the rest of the Swedish team betrayed him by not playing up to his standard and getting themselves eliminated in the group stage, and he won/led Milan to the coveted Zlatan Cup -- the most prestigious trophy in all of club football, awarded annually to the best team with Zlatan on their roster. So the real front-runner for the Ballon d'Or should be clear.
posted: 02:36 pm
Wait till you see me play.
posted: 03:37 pm
ya sound true
posted: 03:38 pm
do u think he is better than ronaldo
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