The news came up with no big upset on the part of those who watch Messi on the pitch, whether it is in local or international competitions. The extraordinary is however the way the Barcelona magician has done it.

Although no one can have knowledge of what lies in the future, it is however difficult to assume that another player could do it so spectacularly in days ahead as Messi has done it. It is a record breaking. While his immediate contender Ronaldo has won the Ballon D’or award three times, Messi has done it five times, from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Lionel Messi clinched the Ballon D’or trophy with 41.33 points, leaving trailing Ronaldo and Neymar respectively with 27.76 and 7.86 points.

No matter how you can look at it, it is important to say that no decade in the history of soccer has gone by with only two players dominating the sport. Messi has won it, but no credit can be taken away from Christiano Ronaldo for his multiform talents, including his scoring abilities.

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