BR - Lionel Messi had the Ballon d'Or under deft control long before the drawn-out ceremony in Zurich. The Barcelona star left his brilliant brushstrokes all over 2012, scoring 91 goals and being as generous with his genius as any player before him.
It was the fourth year in succession Messi has been crowned best player on the planet. The 25-year-old is without peer in the modern game and already the firm favorite to win the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
I don't see the what the point of this award is. How can one player be the best player in the world. I would like to see Messi or C. Ronaldo play as CBs or goal keepers and and be the best in that position too. Otherwise the Ballon D'or should be split into more categories depending on players trades. Goal Keepers, Defenders, midfielders and forwards at least.