Former Barcelona Player, Rivaldo has dropped his Candid Opinion on Argentine Maestro, Lionel Messi winning the Ballon D'or Award as well as what he thinks on the Player Being Considered as the Greatest Ever. 

Lionel Messi on Monday, November 29th Beat off Competition from Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to Clinch his 7th Ballon D'or Award at the Théâtre du Châtelet In France's Capital City, Paris.

Lionel Messi winning the Award is being considered as a Great Controversy by Many who feels that Bayern Munich's Striker, Robert Lewandowski deserves to win the Ballon D'or ahead of Messi. 

Rivaldo while speaking on Betfair Revealed that Lionel Messi attained a upper Hand over Lewandowski due to his Copa America Triumph with Argentina of which the 34 Years old scooped almost every individual Awards at the Tournament.

 "He [Messi] deserved the award based on his performances for Argentina as they won the Copa America - a trophy they have coveted for many years - and he was the best player of the tournament.

"There will always be arguments about the Ballon d'Or, as there are so many voters from all over the world and there is so much footballing talent around.

"I could have made the case for Karim Benzema, along with Lewandowski and Messi, but in the end the award must go to one player.

"It's possible the Argentinian's amazing career also had some influence on those voters who were wavering."

Speaking on Lionel Messi being Considered as the Greatest Ever, Rivaldo is of the Opinion that the Former Barcelona Man is not the greatest ever but could well be counted amongst the top 3 Greats Below Brazilian Legend, Pele.

"He will be remembered as one of the best players ever, but it's tough to say he already is the best, as he is still chasing a World Cup title with Argentina." - Rivaldo Added.

"Other players, such as Pele, won the World Cup many times so I don't think Messi should be considered the best ever.

"He is up there, though, and would make the top three."

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are widely Considered as the Two greatest Players Ever in the history of Football by Many while a Minority of Fans and Pundits would Prefer the duo of Maradona and Pele as the Greatest Ever.