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Lionel Messi’s mum surprised by sixth Ballon d’Or win

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His family thought he’d stop at five

Ballon D’Or Ceremony At Theatre Du Chatelet : Inside Ceremony In Paris Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s mum, Celia Cuccittini, admitted she was surprised to see her son lift the Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time on Monday in Paris.

The Barcelona captain has now picked up the prestigious prize more times than any other player the history of the game, leaving his mum surprised and full of pride.

“I’m always moved. What his career has been... It doesn’t stop surprising us every day what he achieves. And above all, how he is as a person, which is the main thing.

“I am super happy, we didn’t expect this prize. We thought the fifth had been his last. It’s a beautiful surprise.”

Source | CNN

Reports in Spain reckon that Messi celebrated his triumph back in Barcelona at a Japanese restaurant with team-mates Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and their partners.