From fulsome praise to Steve Harvey jokes, the best Twitter reactions to Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona star Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player on Monday.

The Argentine dethroned three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012.

It could be said that Messi was the deserving winner, as part of the Barcelona team which won the treble of Champions League, La Liga and Spanish Cup last season, before also adding the Club World Cup in December.

Here are the best Twitter reactions to Messi's record-breaking fifth Ballon d'Or.

Congratulations poured in for the Barcelona striker as he claimed his his fifth Ballon d'Or.

Fans celebrated the feat with throwback images of all his victorus years, showing us just how far Messi has come.

However, the weird and wonderful world of Twitter was full of jokes as well, especially at the expense of his arch-rival Ronaldo.

EPL clubs were not left behind either....

... And it came as no surprise that after the infamous Miss Universe gaffe, Steve Harvey was invoked, a lot.

Updated Date: Jan 12, 2016 15:19 PM

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