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Messi wins FIFA world player award for 5th time

Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year

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Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year on Monday.

Messi, who won the award for a fifth time, finished ahead of Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar in the annual poll organised by soccer's governing body.