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Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez or Iniesta: Who's the Best Player in the World?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two years, you're certainly aware that Barcelona currently possess the three best football players in the world: Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andrés Iniesta. This fact was finally officially recognized and on January 10 Barcelona will become only the second team, after Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan, to take all podium positions in the Ballon d'Or.

La Masia might also become the first academy to produce two different Ballon d'Or winners (if Xavi or Iniesta win), after Sporting Clube de Portugal's academy, who produced both Luis Figo (2001 winner) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2008 winner). La Masia will also become the first academy ever to produce all three Ballon d'Or finalists.

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