Competitors’ poor national form:
This year’s Ballon d’Or has three likely candidates in Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez. Both Messi and Suarez had a spectacular season with the latter being more effective and efficient for the Catalans. Suarez was ought to win the Ballon d’Or but had he done better with Uruguay in the Copa America, it was assured and the same goes with Messi and Argentina. It is here that Ronaldo made a huge difference beating them on the international level by winning the Euro 2016.