Messi Conquers Soccer’s Golden Ball for Sixth Time, Becoming Greatest Winner

Messi's award comes after a season in which he led Barcelona to the Spanish League title. It is added to five other Golden Balls he has received, starting in 2009.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 'Ballon d'Or' ("Golden Ball"), a renowned award bestowed by France Football magazine, has again been awarded to Lionel Messi. On Monday, in an event held in Paris, the star of Barcelona and Argentina had his talent recognized by being chosen the best player of the past season.

Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?