The Sweden international has taken a swipe at the height of Barcelona striker Messi, who picked up his fourth successive Ballon d’Or gong, and has insisted that there are at least 10 players that should be ranked above Real Madrid maestro Ronaldo.
“Messi may have four Golden Balls but I don’t have to get on a box to buy a chocolate bar in a vending machine,” Argentina website Canchallena reportedly quotes Ibrahimovic as saying.
“As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he’s a privileged spectator, who only watches how Messi receives all his awards. He doesn’t deserve to be in the top three, there are at least ten people better than him.”
Ronaldo came second in the Ballon d’Or vote, while Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta came third.