Monday, 9 January 2012

Lionel Messi Wins World Footballer of the Year...for the Third Time

24 year old Barcelona and Argentina forward, Lionel Messi, today Monday January 9th became the first footballer to win FIFA Player of the Year three times in a row.

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo was second in the vote for the 2011 FIFA Ballon D’Or and Messi’s Barcelona team mate Xavi Hernandez came third.

Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola won the coach’s award ahead of Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid. Ferguson took the FIFA presidential award for outstanding service to the spor


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