Ramos deserves Ballon d'Or - Figo

Croatia superstar Luka Modric ended the decade duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d'Or with a historic triumph in 2018.

However, Luis Figo, who joined Real 19 years ago from fierce rivals FC Barcelona in a then world-record €62 million deal, believes Ramos is one of the players that's been criminally overlooked.

Speaking to Marca, the former Portugal captain stated that his 'quality alone' makes him an obvious candidate to lift the most prestigious individual honour in world football.

"It's clear that Sergio Ramos deserves to win the Ballon d'Or," Figo said.

"Being a defender is almost like being a goalkeeper, it's a lot more difficult to win the award, but Cannavaro managed it.

"It depends on the moment, on the year, but for quality alone, it's obvious that Ramos should win it."

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