Ballon d' Or: Messi names players he will vote for

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Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has named the two players he would vote for in this year's Ballon d' Or.

Speaking to France Football, Messi confirmed his plans to put forth the names of his Paris Saint-Germain teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The Argentine captain also hinted that he is also taking into consideration the efforts of both Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema this year.

"In my team (PSG), there are two that I will easily vote for - Ney and Kylian," Messi said.

"And then, Robert Lewandowski, who has had a great year. There is also Karim Benzema, who was excellent.'

"We know that titles are important, too."

Meanwhile, Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, Lewandowski and Benzema were all shortlisted in the 30-man nominees for the Ballon d' Or this year on Friday.

The winner for this year's Ballon d' Or will be announced on November 29.

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