FIFA Ballon d'Or

Messi lands Ballon d'Or prize

January 7, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has claimed the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or award after he netted 91 goals to break the record for goals scored in a calendar year.

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Messi, 25, beat team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo ...

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