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Neymar predicts his three Ballon d'Or finalists… but leaves himself out as he tips Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe to challenge for the coveted gong Neymar does not believe he will be in the running to win this year's Ballon d'Or He has backed Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe to be finalists Ronaldo and Messi have won five times while Mbappe will be bidding for his first The highly-coveted award will be officially presented to the winner in December 

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 13:33 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 13:36 BST, 3 October 2018

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Neymar has ruled himself out of the running to win this year's Ballon d'Or and tipped Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to challenge for the gong.

The Brazilian, who came third in the 2015 and 2017 edition, believes his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe, Messi and Ronaldo deserve to be the three finalists. 

Asked who he thought has a chance of winning the coveted award, Neymar told AS: 'I would say, Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe.'

Neymar has ruled himself out of the running to win the Ballon d'Or and picked three finalists

Neymar has ruled himself out of the running to win the Ballon d'Or and picked three finalists

Ronaldo is an obvious contender for the trophy - which will be officially presented in December - again after helping to a third consecutive Champions League title last season.

The Portugal star claimed the prize for

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