For the record breaking fourth time, Lionel MESSI has won the Ballon d'Or.
On Monday, January 7, Lionel MESSI, wearing a dotted suit, was the highlight of the show as he picked up a record breaking fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or. There are no words to describe this genius. A record breaking four consecutive Ballon d'Or awards. No other player can claim to have won that amount. He received 41.60% of the votes and finished ahead of Cristiano and Andres INIESTA. This is the Lionel MESSI generation.
Lionel MESSI voted for Andres INIESTA, Xavi HERNANDEZ and Sergio AGUERO. Alejandro SABELLA voted for Lionel MESSI, Sergio AGUERO and Radamel FALCAO.
When he won the award, MESSI said this:
"To tell you the truth this is really quite unbelieavable. The fourth award that I have had is just too great for words. I would like to recognise my other colleagues from Barcelona: Iniesta it has been great to train and play alongside you. I would also like to recognise all of my friends in the Argentinian national team. Everyone that has worked with me coaches and staff and my family and my friends. Also my wife and my son. Thank you."
To see the full list of who voted for who, click here.
To watch the full presentation (in Spanish), click here.
The presentation in English is below.
Congratulations to Lionel MESSI!