The powerful attacker believes that other players are more deserving of winning the prestigious individual award this year
The Sweden international feels the Argentine has enjoyed a good season on a personal level, but added that he has not won enough silverware to be crowned the world's best this year.
"He had a great season personally but he didn't win much with his team," the flamboyant Ibrahimovic stated to Eurosport.
"He's already won the trophy three times and, if it goes on like that, it'll be difficult for anyone else to get it. It's time someone else won it."
Messi revealed earlier this week that he is not too concerned with winning individual trophies as he's focused on winning titles with Barcelona.