Manchester City attacking midfielder David Silva believes that Lionel Messi is the best footballer in the world.
"I prefer those two (Messi and Ronaldo), they are such great players and they are at the highest level, but I think Messi is the best," Silva told AS.
"He shows every weekend that he is above the rest. I hope that a Spaniard can win [the Ballon d'Or]. If they don't win it now, then, I don't think they ever will."
Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010.