BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: ... of Real Madrid ... during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff believes that Lionel Messi contributes more to the team than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi and Ronaldo have been nominated for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award along with Neymar.

Cruyff feels there is much more to Messi than just goals.

“Messi is a team player and his individual brilliance is part of something bigger,” Cruyff was quoted as saying by Marca.

“Ronaldo’s contribution on the other hand is much more limited. His role at Real Madrid is that of someone who feels the best way to help the team is by scoring goals.

“That is the difference between the two of them.

“Messi also scores a lot of goals and uses his individual class, but never loses sights of his team-mates.”

The Ballon d’Or winner will be announced on the 11th of January 2016.