Neymar backed for 2020 Ballon d'Or

Ligue 1

Brazil legend Ricardo Kaka has backed Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar to overcome his recent controversies and win the 2020 Ballon d'Or.

Kaka was the last of four Brazilians to win the most coveted individual honour in football when he lifted the prize in 2007 while starring in Serie A with AC Milan.

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While Neymar has often been described as the most talented player of his generation within Brazilian football, the 28-year-old has yet to lift the Golden Ball.

"Do I believe that Neymar can win it in 2020? He is one of the best players in the world, there is no doubt about it," he said in an interview with AFP.

"What he needs now is to win a team title and be one of the main protagonists of this achievement."

Neymar has scored 15 goals and registered 10 assists in 18 games across all competitions for PSG this season.