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Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi in L'Équipe Team of 2010

Barcelona players keep getting individual accolades. David Villa was named Male Sportsman of the Year by USSA and now five of his teammates have been selected in L'Équipe (a reputed French newspaper) team of the year: four world champions with Spain, and Lionel Messi - the most talented player of the current generation of footballers.

Xavi and Iniesta form the best midfield duo in the world and are both legends of the game. As for Piqué and Busquets, the two youngsters have won pratically everything there is to win, both with Barcelona and with Spain, and their sublime quality is finally earning them the recognition they deserve.

On January 10, one member of the Barcelona Holy Trinity will receive the Ballon d'Or award, while the other two will make the podium, in what will be the culminting point of a truly magnificent year for Barcelona and their players!