Photo: Ballon d'Or Winner is Lionel Messi
Soccer star Lionel Messi has won his fourth FIFA Ballon d’Or. The 25-year-old Argentine was up against FC Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the prize. The announcement was made at a FIFA gala in Europe.
Just in December, Messi broke the long-standing record for number of goals scored in a single calendar year.
Messi has won the award three years running and Ronaldo took the prize in 2008. First-time finalist Iniesta was the MVP of the 2012 European Championship.