Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi wins the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or over Barca teammates Xavi and Andres Iniesta 2
FIFA announced that Argentine & Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or over the other shortlisted players, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. The award (an amalgamated FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or) recognizes Messi’s brilliance, even though his Argentine side did not make […]

It’s Messi!

Here they are. Here’s Messi starting the rout by chipping it off the woodwork at 6′ and then laying on some sublime passes throughout the match; Xavi his usual smooth, controlling self in midfield; and David Villa – another of the 23 listed Ballon d’Or candidates – tearing apart Real […]

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