Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi Best Player o/t Year 4th time

 

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona and Argentina

Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi Wins the Best Player of the Year for 4th Time

Today he won the coveted award for the fourth time - and he looked humble and proud as he accepted the gold football again. He also looked dapper, wearing a fashion-forward tux.

Superstar goalscorer, Lionel Messi finished 2012 with 91 goals in 69 games.

Messi got the 2013 New Year off to a wonderful start by winning the Fifa Ballon d'Or (with 41.6% of the votes), Cristiano Ronaldo (23.7%) came second and Andrés Iniesta (10.9%) third.

Messi has won the prestigious award four times -  the only player in history to win the award more than three times. Because the award is a merger of the old European Footballer of the Year and the Fifa World Player of the Year which was inaugurated only in 1991, Diego Maradona never won it and nor did Pelé.

Marco van Basten won the European award three times in five years, Johan Cruyff three in four and Platini three years in a row. Alfredo Di Stéfano won it twice. Messi has superseded all of them.

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