The Argentinian legend that is Leo Messi is once again one of the favorites to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or. Messi has had a very impressive year with the La Liga title, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Lionel Messi has done almost all that a player could dream of achieving. The only achievement that holds Messi back is winning the COPA America and the World Cup. The Argentinian national team is very strong, but they always seem to slip up when it counts. They made it to the championship of the COPA America last year where they were defeated by Chile. Again, at the last World Cup in 2014, Argentina fell to Germany in the final game. Once Messi wins either of these tournaments with his national team, he will have done everything that a soccer player could dream of. Each year, Messi shows everyone why he is arguably the best player in the world. His only competition each year is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. You can buy Messi jerseys HERE.
In his own words, Cristiano Ronaldo had the best season of his life. He won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and he also won the European championship for his country, Portugual. This was the first ever European championship win for the country of Portugal so Ronaldo was extremely happy with this win for him and his country. With 51 total goals in 53 appearances, Ronaldo does not seem to be slowing down with age. Over the past 8 years, no other player besides Cristiano and Messi have won the Ballon d’Or. This year seems to be no different as these are the two top contenders for the famed prize. You can buy Ronaldo jerseys HERE.