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Antoine Griezmann favourites Gianluigi Buffon as 2017 Ballon d’Or winner

Antoine Griezmann favourites Gianluigi Buffon as 2017 Ballon d’Or winner

- Antoine Griezmann reveals the player who he feels will win the 2017 Ballon d’Or award

- The Atletico Madrid star has favourited Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon for the award

- He also believes that the Old Lady will edge Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Antoine Griezmann has disclosed the player who he feels will win the 2017 Ballon d’Or award and it is neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi.

The Atletico Madrid star has favourited Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon to win the prestigious award this year.

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The French striker also believes that the Old Lady will edge Los Blancos in the Champions League final in Cardiff to win Europe's biggest title.

Antoine Griezmann favourites Gianluigi Buffon as 2017 Ballon d’Or winner

Antoine Griezmann.

The former Real Sociedad forward came third behind Ronaldo and Messi in last year's Ballon d'Or award.

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He said in an interview with El Larguero: “Juventus will win the Champions League and therefore Gigi Buffon the Ballon d’Or."

Antoine Griezmann favourites Gianluigi Buffon as 2017 Ballon d’Or winner

Gianluigi Buffon.

NAIJ.com understands that the last person to win the elite award that was not Messi or Ronaldo was Brazil's Kaka in 2007.

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Recall that France Football have suggested that Real Madrid's highest goal-scorer will win the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.

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