Found January 10, 2012 on NESN.com:
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On Monday, Lionel Messi became only the third player in the history of the Ballon D'Or Award (Golden Ball) to win the trophy on three occasions. He is the second to do so in three consecutive years. For the best player in the world, it's another trophy for a mantle already full from individual and team honors he's won with Spanish Club Barcelona. Messi joined some stellar company with the other three-time winners of the Ballon D'Or: Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini and Marco van Basten. The FIFA Player of the Year award was merged with the Ballon D'or in 2010....
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