High-five: Lionel Messi wins record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or in a star-studded award ceremony

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High-five: A combination photo from 2010 to 2016 Lionel Messi posing with his 5 Ballon d'Or trophies. AFP

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The 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI: Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva, Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, Brazil and Real Madrid defender Marcelo, France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, Brazil and FC Barcelona forward Neymar, Brazil and FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves, Argentina and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, Spain and FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta and Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo pose on stage during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony. AFP

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Ballon d'Or host James Nesbitt takes a selfie with Carli Lloyd, Cristiano Ronaldo, Celia Sasic, Neymar, Aya Miyama, Lionel Messi and host Kate Abdo during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony. AFP

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USA’s women national team coach Jill Ellis delivers a speech after receiving the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award. AFP

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FC Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez delivers a speech as he accepts for FC Barcelona Spanish coach Luis Enrique Martinez the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award. AFP

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Brazil's Kaka takes a selfie photograph with fans on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony. AFP

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Lionel Messi delivers a speech flanked by FIFA interim president Issa Hayatou and Kaka after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. AFP

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Lionel Messi holds his trophy as he shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. AFP


Published Date: Jan 12, 2016 03:49 pm | Updated Date: Jan 12, 2016 03:49 pm