Former Roma midfielder Roberto Falcao has suggested that Roma legend Francesco Totti could have won the FIFA Ballon d’Or if the club had won the prestigious UEFA Champions League.
The 39-year-old recently fell out with the club after voiced his displeasure at barely featuring under coach Luciano Spalletti, leading to speculation the club legend may leave when his contract expires in the summer.
“Totti is one the best players Italian football has ever had.” said Falcao to Dagospia. “He is one of a kind, he can play anywhere he wants to.
“If Roma had won the Champions League he would have won the Ballon d’Or. Francesco must be happy with his choice for the future.
“He has acquired this right. Only he can decide, no one can intrude.”
Roma defeated Fiorentina 4-1 on Friday night to complete a seven game unbeaten run since the arrival of Luciano Spalletti.