Neymar Reveals He's Targeting A Ballon d'Or Win

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Barcelona star Neymar is determined to one day win the Ballon d'Or, but says he would settle for a podium finish in this year's award.

Team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo have shared the last seven individual accolades between them, with Kaka's success in 2007 the last to be won by anyone other than the Argentina and Portugal icons.

Neymar, 23, is one of the leading candidates to break their stranglehold on the game's biggest personal prize but he would settle for being rated as the best of the rest in 2015.

"To be the best in the world is a dream of any player," the Brazil international told ESPN.

"I aim to continue doing my job, giving my best and evolving every season. I hope to be at least among the top three nominations for the Golden Ball, I hope I can get that."