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Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or award for world’s best player for fifth time

Barcelona’s Argentinian
superstar, Lionel Messi, has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo and
Neymar to win FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time.

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Lionel Messi described his
record fifth Ballon d’Or as a “very special moment” after
receiving the iconic trophy at FIFA’s annual Gala in Zurich,
Switzerland.With 41% of the vote from national team captains, coaches and selected journalists, to finish ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, to claim his first going in since the 2012 ceremony.

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Messi helped Barcelona to a Spanish league, domestic cup and
Champions League treble plus the Club World Cup and also led
Argentina to the Copa America final, where they lost to
Germany.

“It’s incredible, much more than anything I dreamed of as a kid,
I want to thank my team-mates, without them none of this
would have been possible,” said Messi after receiving the award.

Jill Ellis, coach of the U.S. women’s team, and Luis Enrique,
coach of FC Barcelona, won the top coaching awards.United States World Cup winner Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat-trick in the final against Japan, was named women’s player of the year.

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Wendell Lira upsets Lionel
Messi for FIFA Puskas Award
for goal of the year.Despite scoring goal of the year he’s fighting for a job in Brazilian Serie C.

Messi’s 2015 in numbers-

1) 61 games, 52 goals and 26 assists.
2) A goal every 101 minutes and an assist every 202 minutes.
3) Directly involved in 49 goals in La Liga – 34 scored and 15
assists – which was the joint-most with Ronaldo in 2015
across the top five European leagues.
4) Scored in all six club tournaments in 2015, as Barcelona
won five of them.

Written by-Naveen Singh

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Cold war about to come between Enrique and Zizou?

Well, right ahead of the few clashes football fans across the world got a surprise clash between two big names in International football.This time El-Classico is not just a rivalry between two great football clubs , this time there will be an added spice to it.
The new man in Real Madrid dugout Zinedine Zidane is well known for his superb talent on the field but few might know him for his explosive side as well.

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Who can forget the famous incident in 2006 world cup final when Zinade head-butted Marco Materazzi to end his career in the most aggressive manner ever seen at the highest stage of football.

Apart from this in 2003 Zidane put his hand into Enrique’s face during a classico match.Now exactly after 13 years probably in april 2016 people will get a fresh look of their old rivalry in a different manner.

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Both the coaches are legends at their respective clubs, before taking up the responsibilities from the sidelines.
Perhaps there will be a moment of good gesture and handshake at the start of classico but who know’s what will happen next after refree will blow his first whistle.

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However once Enrique said “I respect him as a colleague.”Lets see what will happen next when Barcelona will clash Madrid at on April 3.

-by Raviraj Sinh Jethwa