Lionel Messi added yet another feather in his cap as he won an unprecedented fourth, consecutive, Ballon d’Or at a FIFA gala in Zurich. The awards makes Messi’s status as the greatest player of his generation after he left behing Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta for the prize. Messi received a vote share of 41.60 percent to 23.68 for Ronaldo and 10.91 for Iniesta.
Messi scored a staggering 91 goals in all competitions in 2012.
Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He serves as thecaptain of his country’s national football team.