Barcelona star Lionel Messi talked up the significance of the Ballon d'Or, but said even the individual award came down to team success.
Messi, 32, is a five-time winner of the prize, claiming it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award as many times and Messi said it was a huge honour, although he acknowledged his team-mates were key to his success.
"It is a beautiful recognition and perhaps the most special was the first," he told Otro.
"It is something that comes from the collective.