Also winning the Europa League with Atletico Madrid, Griezmann is building quite the palmares but is still miles behind the aforementioned trio, who barely go a season without adding to their treasure trove of domestic and individual honours.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann on Monday reiterated that his footballing skill is on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Atletico Madrid striker has been among the world's elite for several seasons and took another step towards greatness by helping France to a World Cup triumph in Russian Federation this summer. I want to improve, win and continue like this.More news: McDonald's is giving away FREE cheeseburgers tomorrow
"When I hear this kid talk, I remember players like (Francesco) Totti, Raul, (Gianluigi) Buffon, (Iker) Casillas, (Paolo) Maldini, Xavi or (Andres) Iniesta who have won everything but not a Ballon d'Or".
'There are different ways to look at football, ' he told Diario AS.
"I'm at the top but I can get better". But the French hitman remains upbeat about his chances for the highly-coveted Ballon d'Or trophy.
"I am not going to score fifty goals, but I am looking to help offensively and work for the team".More news: WKYT to hold 'Kentucky Cares' relief drive for Hurricane Florence victims
"I think I already sit where Messi and Cristiano are".
"That's not something I think about", he said. "I'm enjoying being at this table, although I know I can do better".
Griezmann renewed with Atletico until 2023 during the summer and cited his trust in Diego Simeone as one of the reasons he stayed.
"Saying no to Barcelona gives greatness to Atletico, Cholo [Simeone], my team-mates", he said.More news: Trump poised to make major China trade announcement
"The squad they have doesn't have too many differences to Barça's and Madrid's". However, Atletico have so far struggled and have just five points out of 12.