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Lionel Messi wins 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or

The Argentina international has become the first player in history to win the prestigious prize four years in succession

Lionel Messi has won the 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta.

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karim3415d ago

Boohoo, what a big surprise

SadeckJaffal3415d ago

who could have thought that messi will win it ?

RGB3414d ago

Messi did really well to score 91 goals but what did he actually do in the big games? Didn't score in neither Clasico (league wise) and Ronaldo did! What did he do against Chelsea... nothing. What about for his nation? Hardly anything worth a damn!

He got a cup and that's it.

Ronaldo scored less but scored in the most important games. His Clasico goal gave Madrid a 7 point lead and probably killed Barca mindset. At that point Madrid had a 12 point lead and dropped points in 3 draws whilst Barca turned the screw, if Barca won it would of been 4 pts lead only and could of roced Madrid's confidence.

Ronaldo also played a massive part in Madrid's close defeat to FC Bayern. Oh well, well done but probably his least deserve Ballon d'Or.

Snakefist303415d ago

Ballon d'Or has become a popularity contest!!!

KingPin3415d ago

yip. its a mr congeniality award nothing more. who is more likable? ronaldo, no. he has it all and isnt shy to rub our faces in it. iniesta, we liked him last year. now messi, YAY.

buddymagoo3415d ago

Joke that Ronaldo didn't win it. Messi was even shocked.

karim3415d ago

Love how he didn't even mention Ronaldo in his acceptance speech..Messi didn't deserve it, Iniesta and Cristiano are more deserving

Sahil3415d ago

why wud he do that? he's not his teammate or family or friend or whatever.

Ronaldo's Face though.. hahahahahahahaha

Nes_Daze3415d ago

More deserving by your standards, it was a tight one but Messi won, end of story, and I do think he is the best player out there atm.

KingPin3415d ago

i told you. fifa and uefa have a "dont give it to ronaldo" clause.

and the media builds up messi. funny, they say this was messi fourth consecutive ballon d'or. can someone explain to me how it can be consecutive when iniesta won it last year? or was iniestas one bread and butter and doesnt count? or has messi been able to change the definition of consecutive to 1,2,3 skip one, 4.

i'l admit messi is great, but to make the comparison look like ronaldo is not on his level is just unacceptable. but looking back, il compare this to formula one. where statistically michael schumacher is the best driver ever, but everyone who follows that sport will tell you ayrton senna was the best ever.

krazykombatant3415d ago

Michael Schumacher wouldn't have won all of the those championships if senna were still alive ;]

RGB3414d ago

KingPin and krazy - don't be stupid.

Schumacher out scored Senna in his first full F1 season.

Schumacher won both races before Senna's death in 1994.

Schumacher had the better car and was more technical and the most athletic F1 driver ever at the time.

Schumacher developed the car like no other driver before.

Schumacher didn't jump team when he couldn't win, he built the team and won again and again and again!

asmith23063415d ago

Shocked? Not at all. I expected Messi to win it. Fair play to him.

Sahil3415d ago

The best player EVER without a shadow.

karim3415d ago

As other legends said, can't be best ever without winning the world cup

Sahil3415d ago (Edited 3415d ago )


F**k the world cup ;)

SadeckJaffal3415d ago

everyone says that all is missing messi to become a very big and amazing legend is the fifa World Cup

KingPin3415d ago (Edited 3415d ago )

lmao karim, all messi fans hate that line.

asmith23063415d ago (Edited 3415d ago )

That's such a rubbish argument and always was. Plenty of average/mediocre players have WC medals as well. Does that mean they are automatically considered world class players? Don't think so. Messi has more than most in history going for him... at the age of 25.

OmniSlashPT3415d ago

He is 25, he can still participate in atleast 2 WC (at 27 and 31), and Argentina is getting stronger each year.

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BlmThug3415d ago

Your an idiot for disregarding the biggest cup in football. Without winning the world cup or even proving oneself on the international stage, one cannot be called the greatest EVER. I admit currently, Messi is the best player in the world but when compared to other greats, he falls short.

krazykombatant3415d ago

Furthermore, to to be called the best ever he should win the WC at the very least more than once, or hell move to another league and be successful.

Sahil3415d ago

He's the greatest player on earth, IMO

Imalwaysright3415d ago

World Cup is only won with TEAM effort. This is an individual award. You could be the best football player in the world but if your team is crap you would never win the world cup. That however wouldnt change the fact that you would be the best in the world.

RGB3414d ago

Nope, hasn't even won the South American national competition yet and then he needs to win a World Cup (for me at least twice).

SadeckJaffal3415d ago

i think its unfair that messi get the ballon d'or , he just won with barcelonna the copa del rey unlike iniesta he won the euro cup plus he was the best player of it and ronaldo won la liga

so basically iniesta should get the ballon d'or

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