Ballon d'Or voting

Lionel Messi aims for record 4th win

January 4, 2013
By Associated Press
GENEVA -- Lionel Messi can break another soccer record on Monday by being selected the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth time.

The Barcelona and Argentina forward, who scored 91 goals in 2012, is the favorite to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or prize ahead of club teammate Andres Iniesta and rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

A fourth straight title would lift Messi above FIFA World Player of the Year three-time winners Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo of Brazil. Since ...

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