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Lionel Messi & Carli Lloyd Win FIFA Players of the Year Awards

Lionel Messi & Carli Lloyd Win FIFA Players of the Year Awards

By Grayson Barnette

@GraysonCHT

 

He’s done it. Lionel Messi has won his 5th Ballon d’Or, also known as the FIFA world player of the year, in seven years. Messi had yet another dominant year, scoring 52 goals in all 61 competitions, 43 for Barcelona alone; he also added 26 assists.

This win certainly adds another point to the argument that Messi is the greatest player of all time. By the way, Messi is only 28 years old. “It is a very special moment for me to be back here on this stage, winning again another Ballon d’Or after being there in the audience watching Cristiano win,” said Messi.

The Argentinian star won the award over, Barcelona teammate and Brazilian, Neymar and Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi- 41.33% (61 games, 52 goals, 26 assists)
Ronaldo- 27.76% (57 games, 57 goals, 17 assists)
Neymar- 7.86% (62 games, 45 goals, 17 assists)




The results are based on votes from national team coaches, captains and journalists. United States Women’s National Team striker, and American soccer sensation, Carli Lloyd took home the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award beating out Germany’s Celia Sasic and Japan’s Aya Miyama.

United States Women’s National Team striker, and American soccer sensation, Carli Lloyd took home the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award beating out Germany’s Celia Sasic and Japan’s Aya Miyama. “It has been a dream ever since I started with the national team. Keep your dreams and just go after them,” said Lloyd after winning the award.

Lloyd scored 6 goals in the 2015 World Cup, including 3 in the Women’s World Cup final. She is the 3rd American to ever win the award, following Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach.

 

[Photo: Walter Bieri / AP]

 

 

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