Lionel Messi has expressed his at being selected in the Ballon dÙOr Dream Team.

The Barcelona forward was included in ’s ultimate XI alongside Lev Yashin, Cafu, Franz Beckenbauer, , Xavi, Lothar Matthaus, , , Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazario.

Messi: It's an honour be selected in Ballon d'Or Dream Team

“For me, it’s an honour to have been included in the XI of the Ballon d’Or Dream Team,” Messi wrote on Instagram.

“I want to say thank you for selecting me and also congratulate all the players that were chosen in both teams and all the nominees, there are some true legends in that list!!!”