Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for a record 5th time.
On winning the award, he said:
“It’s a very special moment for me. It’s incredible that it’s my fifth. It’s more than anything I dreamed of as a kid. I want to thank those that voted for me and my team-mates as without them nothing would be possible. Finally I want to thank football and what it’s brought me – the bad and the good as it’s made me grow as a person.’
Messi won with 41.33 % score, followed by Ronaldo’s 27.76 and then Neymar who came third with 7.86%