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Monday January 7, 2013

Lionel Messi Wins Fourth Ballon d’Or – World Player of the Year

Lionel Messi Wins Fourth Ballon d’Or – World Player of the Year

Photo: Ballon d'Or Winner is Lionel Messi

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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.