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Messi wins World Player of the Year award

Argentina's Lionel Messi won the World Player of the Year for the second time in a row

Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA Men’s World Player of the Year: Lionel Messi
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year: Marta
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football: Jose Mourinho
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football: Silvia Neid
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA Puskas Award: Hamit Altintop
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA Fair Play Award: Haiti Under-17 women’s team
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
FIFA Presidential Award: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
Hosted at the Zurich Kongresshaus, Monday evening’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala raised the curtain on the new decade in style. Attracting the cream of the footballing world, who had come to pay tribute to the leading players and coaches of 2010, the event reached its long-awaited climax with the award of the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or, a fusion of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and France Football magazine’s Ballon d’Or
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
Argentina's Lionel Messi (L) winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or and Brazil's Marta, winner of the FIFA Women's World Player
Messi wins World Player of the Year award
Fifa World XI award players back row l to r: Marco Van Basten who presented the award,Ronaldo,Maicon,Lucio,Gerard Pique,Iker Casillas.\nfront row l to r: David Villa,Lionel Messi,Wesley Sneijder,Xavi,Andres Iniesta,Puyol