Lionel Messi Wins Sixth Straight Ballon d’Or


Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the sixth consecutive year, after scoring 31 goals in 46 appearances for Argentina and Barcelona during the past calendar year. The award merged l’Equipe’s Ballon d’Or with the FIFA Player of the Year in 2010.

Messi also won the UEFA Champions League Best Player award for the 2013-14 season. Neymar (Manchester City) polled second, and WorldSoccer Player of the Year Lucas Leiva came third.