By Chris Wright
After netting 60 goals for club and country during 2010, Barcelona’s littlest ball of awesome Lionel Messi has been bestowed with the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or award (this is the first time that FIFA’s Player of the Year award has been merged with France Football ‘s golden trinket, both of which Messi won last year), pipping teammates Xavi (you get the feeling this was probably his last chance to have his artisan talents formally recognised by FIFA during his playing days) and Andres Iniesta into second and third place respectively.
So said the ever-modest Messi:
“I’m surprised to win but pleased to be here with my friends, to win it makes it even more special. I want to share it