​Blackburn Rovers defender Wes Brown has named his choices for the top three players in world football in a video for ​FourFourTwo.

Brown, who was capped 23 times by England and won two Champions League trophies while at Manchester United, divulged his selections with the magazine as part of their '100 Best Players in the World 2016' campaign.

The five-time Premier League winner named three 'obvious' choices as his picks, but may have upset a former teammate with his number one choice.

In number three for Brown was Barcelona front man Luis Suarez, who he faced while the Uruguayan was at Liverpool.

"I'm telling you, he was probably one of the hardest that I've played against," Brown stated.

"He's always a threat. He can score from anywhere."


Next up for Brown was former United star Cristiano Ronaldo: "I played with him for many years at United...he's still breaking records at Real Madrid and Portugal."

Ronaldo and Brown spent six years together at Old Trafford before the former departed for La Liga in a then world record transfer.

There were few surprises after hearing Ronaldo's name at number two that the first place would be reserved for Lionel Messi.

"I've played against him myself...he can score on his own. He can score as a team player," Brown enthused about the Argentine forward.

That's Wes off the Christmas card list for Ronaldo then!