Messi steals show at FIFA awards

Messi steals show at FIFA awards

It was academic the fact that Lionel Messi was going to be the FIFA World Player of the Year. If the Ballon D’Or was any indication (and it usually is) then Messi was going to win this award by a landslide and a landslide it certainly was as Messi became the first Argentine and sixth South American to win the prestigious award since its inception back in 1991.

It was the icing on the proverbial cake for Messi in his dream 2009 that saw everything he touched turn to gold and the audience at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland knew this the moment that he stepped onto the stage to receive his crowning achievement.

Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo by a whopping 721 points to win the award for the first time. Messi also became the fifth Blaugrana to win this award after Rom (1994), Ronaldo (1996), Rivaldo (1999), and Ronaldinho (2005, 2006).

What was most amazing about this was that he did not receive a single from from Brazil and England coach Fabio Capello was the only person that voted for him in all of the British Isles. Three Lions captain John Terry voted for Drogba as well as Brazilian counterpart Lucio. Scratch head coach Dunga gave the nod to Liverpool forward Fernando Torres. Meanwhile

Despite being excited about winning the top individual award, Messi’s hunger is still there. He was already aiming to win the World Cup with Argentina regardless of the criticisms he received from fans of the Albiceleste. Messi lashed back at those critics that considered that he was not Argentine. “

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona)Kak (AC Milan Real Madrid)Andr Iniesta (Barcelona)I am not the king of the world. I am not number one. I don’t believe in those things. I am the same one asa before. I just happen to be on a great team. I don’t feel like I am the best. Barca are the best. Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo did win the Puskas Goal of the Year. His 35 meter rocket shot at the Estadio Do Drag against Porto in the quarterfinals of the Champins League beat out Grafite’s heel kick and The Iniestazo at Stamford Bridge.

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