Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has taken a swipe at the Ballon d'Or after Brazil teammate Vinicius Jr was only ranked eighth at Monday's gala in Paris.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema won the prize for the first time in his career, with Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane and Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne finishing second and third respectively.

Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappe and Thibaut Courtois followed them, with Madrid winger Vinicius completing the top 10 along with Luka Modric and Erling Haaland.

"Benzema, well deserved, crack," Neymar wrote on Twitter. "Now for Vinicius, finishing eighth is not right. At the very least he is among the top three."

Vinicius, 22, starred for a Madrid team that won LaLiga, the Champions League and the Spanish Supercopa last season.

He ended the campaign with 22 goals in 52 appearances, including the solitary strike in May's 1-0 Champions League final win over Liverpool.