Barcelona legend Lionel Messi to claim fifth Ballon d'Or crown


The three most gifted footballers fight it out for the most astounding individual award on Monday and, as this infographic from day by day dream football site Football Fanager demonstrates, this has been the year of Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi once more.

Lionel Messi is favored to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or on Monday, finishing Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hang on soccer's top individual prize.

Messi as of now has a 4-3 lead in their vocation duel for the yearly FIFA prize yet has as of late been overshadowed by his incredible adversary.

That changed in 2015 when Messi propelled Barcelona to recapture the Champions League title among five noteworthy trophies to none for Real Madrid, in spite of Ronaldo's persistent objective scoring pace.

Messi can likewise win the Puskas Award — a fans' online vote in favor of best objective — for his performance slalom through the Athletic Bilbao guard to score in the Spanish container last.

The objective recompense is picked by fans until Monday. The shortlist is: Messi; Roma right-back Alessandro Florenzi's objective from the right flank against Barcelona in the Champions League; and a bike kick by Wendell Lira for Goianesia against Atletico-GO in a Brazilian class diversion.
FIFA will also present a Fair Play Award but has canceled the Presidential Award traditionally made by Sepp Blatter, who is now banned for eight years for unethical conduct.

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