Four in a row! Messi world’s best footballer again

Lionel Messi poses with the trophy during the FIFA
Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich 

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has continued his reign in world football, snatching a record fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or award.
The name of the world’s best football player was announced at a gala-show in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday night.
Messi received 46.6 per cent as a result of the vote by journalists, national team coaches and captains.
Barca teammate and best European player of 2012, Andres Iniesta (10.91 per cent), and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo (23.68 per cent) were the 25-year-old’s rivals for the award.
“Even though Barcelona did not lift a major trophy in 2012 – the Copa del Rey aside – Lionel Messi continued to go from strength to strength, amassing goals and records along the way,” FIFA’s official website wrote of the Argentinean’s display this year. “The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was no less impressive for Argentina either, helping them dominate the South American FIFA World Cup qualifiers.”
Messi was really on fire in 2012 as he scored 91 goals to beat the seemingly unreachable record for the most goals in a calendar year, set by Germany’s Gerd Muller back in 1972.


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