Messi Wins 4th Ballon D’Or

Probably the best player to kick a football Lionel Messi has won his fourth Ballon D’Or Beating fellow Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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After a record-breaking calendar year in which the Argentine captain scored an unbelievable 91 goals it was always going to be him. The only real challenge would have been Iniesta who helped guide Spain to a defence of the European Cup.

By winning the award Messi becomes the only player to won it four times.

The official top 10 were:

1. Messi 2. Ronaldo 3. Iniesta 4. Xavi 5. Falcao 6. Casillas 7. Pirlo 8. Drogba 9. van Persie 10. Ibrahimović.

It was also a big night for Spanish football as all of the players in the FIFA/FIFPro world team were from La Liga and almost exclusively from Barcelona or Real Madrid. These were:

Casillas, Alves, Marcelo, Piqué, Ramos, Alonso, Iniesta, Xavi, Ronaldo, Messi, Falcao,

Take a bow Lionel Messi.

In case you are curious, our three representatives voted as follows

Nelson Matongorore (Zimbabwe captain? anyone know him?) voted for 1. Ronaldo 2. Pique 3. Messi… yes, Pique ahead of Messi.. smh

Rahman Gumbo (Zimbabwe coach)  voted for 1. Iniesta 2. Messi 3. van Persie

Charles Mabika (Zimbabwe media) Charles Mabika voted for 1. Ronaldo 2. Messi 3. Casillas