Messi wins 5th Ballon d’Or

January 12, 2016

Last night Lionel Messi was awarded the 2015 Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time.

With 41% of the vote he beat Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo (28%) and team mate Neymar (8%) the Barça star was recognised once again as the best player in the world. Previously he won the award on four successive occasions betwen 2009 and 2012. Ronaldo received the award in 2008 and in 2013 and 2014.

Luis Enrique won the award for coach of the year, beating Bayern Munich and previous Barça boss Pep Guardiola into second place. Under Enrique the club won five out of six trophies they competed for, principally Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

 

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