"Lionel Messi has been crowned the best player on the planet for the third year in a row after beating off competition from Xavi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or." ESPN
Rooney should have won best goal in my opinion.
Only the bitters would disagree. Great goal!
God knows how Neymar won it...I think my dad could score a goal like that in his league.
Darren Ambrose at Old Trafford IMO Sadly wasn't nominated :(
rooney or stankovic would have been better choices
Messi - comgrats!
another hat-trick for Messi, correct decision and congratulate.
on another f*cking level, leo totally deserves it.
lol told you messi name was engraved on that trophy before they even chose the nominees.
It's not like anybody else was going to step up, lol.
CR7 scored just as many goals almost individually <i say individually coz lets face it, Real Madrid aren't as tight of a unit as Barca> and if that doesn't say great player, than messi isn't great either.
but lets not argue. for me it will be like trying to put a block into a round hole.
Luis Suarez came 11th which is quite good! :)
i suppose as a liverpool fan your used to celebrating low table finishes
Too true, haha! But yeah, what is the point of having these awards anyway if Messi always takes it? Oh well. Rooney and Vidic represented United!
Lol I like Ronaldo didn't even bother showing up. Was well deserved this year however I still think Xavi should have won it last year.
messi has loads of time to win Ballon d'Ors, they should have given it to xavi one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.
I think other than being bad losers, Mou didn't like that 3-2 match against malaga, the team was punished for their awful performance. Members from RM that were supposed to be there; Iker, Ramos, Xavi alonso, along with CR7 and Mou didn't go. That and lets face it, It was clear who was going to win the damn thing. Personally I think Xavi deserves it just as much, amazing mid fielder. One can only hope to have some one close to his caliber to play for RM in the future.
Actually no, It's probably to do with them having a match tonight and preparing for it.
I would of thought Robin Van Persie would of been in this XI instead of Rooney, he has had a sensational year!
Too injury prone to be recognised sadly. If he keeps up the same form this year, he'll definitely get a spot next year.
Messi deserves it this year but not last year! Congrats Messi!
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