Messi record-breaking fourth Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has won his fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or. Credit: Michael Buholzer / Reuters
Ballon d'Or Lionel Messi
FIFA president Sepp Blatter applauds as Messi receives the trophy. Credit: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters


Messi's record Ballon d'Or win

Barcelona and Argentine forward Lionel Messi has won football's most prestigious individual award, the Ballon d'Or, for a record fourth consecutive time. he beat Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who was second, and Barca teammate Andres Iniesta.