Messi wins unprecedented fourth Ballon d'Or

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8th & Final Award: The FIFA Ballon D'Or 2012 winner - his record-breaking 4th title - is Lionel Messi, with 41.6% of the votes. #ballondor

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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.