Former Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red has backed Iker Casillas to win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or.
"The truth is, goalkeepers maintain a different outlook to the rest of the team," De la Red told AS.
"To me, saving a goal is just as important as scoring one. Through that, Casillas has done enough to deserve the Ballon d'Or."
De la Red retired from football in 2010 because of a chronic heart condition.