Fifa Ballon d’Or Awards 2012

And the winner is Leo Messi Fifa Ballon d'Or 2012No surprises as Leo Messi lifted his fourth Ballon d’Or in Zurich tonight after polling 41.60% of the votes, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on 23.68% and Andrés Iniesta on 10.91%. Barça were the best represented team along with Real Madrid in the Fifpro World XI with Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué, Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta and Messi making the team. Vicente Del Bosque was voted coach of the year ahead of José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

messi fifa ballon d'or 2012Sporting a snazzy spotted jacket and bow tie Messi received his award before saying, “To tell you the truth this is really quite unbelieavable. The fourth award that I have had is just too great for words. I would like to recognise my other colleagues from Barcelona: Iniesta it has been great to train and play alongside you. I would also like to recognise all of my friends in the Argentinian national team. Everyone that has worked with me coaches and staff and my family and my friends. And finally to my wife and my son. Thank you.” When he finished his speech those in attendance rose to give him a standing ovation.

Here’s the full Fifa/FIFPro World XI:

Goalkeeper: Casillas

Defenders: Alves, Piqué, Ramos, Marcelo

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta

Forwards: Messi, Falcao, Ronaldo

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4 Responses to Fifa Ballon d’Or Awards 2012

  1. FC Barcelona Rocks! says:

    superbbbbb!! The undeniable Leo Messi wins!!! I’m so proud to be alive in this era of football!!

  2. FCB-Parbo says:

    Leo Messi with another record. The la liga title is already in the bag. Boy oh boy, he surely will win it again for 2013. At a young age his record will stand for a long time. Thank you Leo for the joy you bring us all.

    Visca Leo!!!

  3. bc9jaCule says:

    ……….finally, the moment of truth arrived and who else but our legendary Leo winning the FIFA Balon d’or for a record 4th time – on the bounce. Absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! May God-Almighty continue to be with you as cules the world over rejoice with you.

    Visca Leo!!!!!
    Visca Barca!!!!!
    Forca Barca!!!!!

  4. layibiyi says:

    Congrats to our man!

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