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FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015, Results: Lionel Messi wins Golden Ball

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Lionel Messi is the best player on the planet in 2015.

The Argentine superstar and Barcelona playmaker has won the 2015 Golden Ball in the FIFA Gala on Monday with 41.33% of the votes. After two straight wins by Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi reclaims the award, which he has now won five times in the last seven years.

With amazing 52 goals and 26 assists in 61 games for club and country in 2015, Messi won five trophies and was joint top scorer and best player in the Champions League, won by the Blaugrana. He also reached the final in the South American Cup with Argentina.

Messi said of winning the award: "It's a very special moment for me. It's incredible that it's my fifth. It's much more than I dreamed of as a kid."

Neymar Jr., the other Barcelona player in the final three, finished third in voting behind Ronaldo, perhaps the only controversy regarding this year's award. There's nothing to dispute about the winner. It's Lionel Messi's world. We're lucky to live in it.

Congratulations, Messi!

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