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This season the Catalan giants knocked out from the Champions league by the Old Lady, but still, the Catalan defender thinks that the veteran goalkeeper of Juventus deserves the Ballon d’Or trophy.


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The Catalan defender thinks that the Juventus goalkeeper deserves this year’s Ballon d’ Or award.


Gianluigi Buffon, the 39-year-old Juventus and Italy international has never won the prestigious trophy in his life and on the next month June 3 he and his teammates will face the Real Madrid side for the Champions league final in Cardiff.


In his prolonged career, the Italian goalkeeper has won three Coppa Italia crowns, eight Serie A titles, five Supercoppa Italiana trophies and world cup in 2006.


Thought Pique thinks Messi can win his sixth Ballon d’Or silverware but this term he wishes Buffon to lift the individual trophy.


Pique said: "Messi this year will win the Golden Shoe as top scorer and deserves the Ballon d'Or again,"


"But if you must look at the trophies then Buffon has won the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and can win the Champions League.


"He deserves it for his career and also for this season and it would be good for another goalkeeper to win it after [Lev] Yashin."


About the Champions league final, he voiced: "It'll be a game between two great teams.

"Juventus have been doing well for a number of years now and they have great players like Buffon, who really want to win this trophy for the first time and Dani Alves, our old team-mate and it'd be nice to see him win it."