January 12, 2016 16:58 IST

Lionel Messi wins record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award

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Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on football's top individual prize. Credit: Reuters
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Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on football's top individual prize. Credit: Reuters
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Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on football's top individual prize. Credit: Reuters
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Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on football's top individual prize. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 Lionel Messi,fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award,Ballon d'Or award,footballer of the year,gala ceremony,Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on football's top individual prize. Credit: Reuters