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Pedro tips Messi for Ballon d'Or

By Football News

Pedro Rodriguez says he wants Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

The Argentina international has lifted the trophy in each of the past three seasons and is once again on course to battle it out for the award.

Messi is one of 23 nominees in with a chance of landing the prize, with fellow Barca stars Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez also in the running.

But Pedro says he feels Messi is the most deserving.

"My vote would go to Messi," he told

"If not then I am also hoping for a Spanish win for Xavi, Andres, Iker (Casillas) or Sergio (Ramos). My vote would be Leo, Xavi and Andres."

Messi won the European Golden Boot award in October, after scoring a remarkable 50 Liga goals last season.