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Liverpool Rafa Benitez Barcelona Lionel Messi ValenciaFormer Liverpool and Valencia boss Rafa Benitez can understand Lionel Messi struggling for Argentina. The Barcelona star has failed to translate his club form to the international stage.read more
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Lionel Messi's claim to a place in football's pantheon of greats should be advanced Monday when the FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy is awarded to the world's best player in 2011.
The Argentina forward heads a three-player shortlist, alongside Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, and seeks to win for a third straight year.
Already considered one of soccer's greats at age 24, Lionel Messi become the first person to win FIFA player of the year three times in a row.
The Barcelona and Argentina forward received the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2011, winning out over club teammate Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo for the sport's top individual honor.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi collected the FIFA Ballon d’Or, his third consecutive title while Japan’s Homare Sawa claimed her first FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala held at the Zurich Kongresshaus this evening.
Pep Guardiola, the Spanish coach of FC Barcelona, and Japan’s women’s national team coach Norio Sasaki were the respective...
Barcelona Lionel Messi World CupBarcelona star Lionel Messi was proud to win a third Ballon d’Or last night. The Argentine was quick to acknowledge his teammates.read more
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Barcelona Lionel Messi Real Madrid Sir Alex FergusonBarcelona‘s Lionel Messi has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the third successive year.read more
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has claimed the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the third year running, being named the best player in...
The Argentine has emulated Michel Platini, the only other player to win the award three times in a row, and joins Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten on a trio of successes
Michel Platini says Lionel Messi must win a World Cup with Argentina before he can be considered a contender as the greatest player of all time. Former France star Platini hailed the 24-year-old Barcelona forward as one of the greats after he won his third straight FIFA world player of the year award on Monday.
The central defender has voiced his opinion that the Argentine is in a league of his own, and deserves the prestigious individual trophy