FIFA Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi wins Award over Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for the fifth time.

The 28-year-old Argentine had 41.33% of the vote, with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) second and Barca's Neymar (7.86%) third.

Either Messi or Ronaldo, who became a three-time winner last year, have won the past eight awards.

Below are some of his statistics of the year.
- 61 games, 52 goals and 26 assists.
- A goal every 101 minutes and an assist every 202 minutes.
-Best minutes-per-goal rate - 80 - of anyone scoring a minimum of 10 goals across Europe's top five leagues during 2015.
-Directly involved in 49 goals in La Liga - 34 scored and 15 assists - which was the joint-most with Ronaldo in 2015 across the top five European leagues.
- Scored in all six club tournaments in 2015, as Barcelona won five of them. Big congrats to him.

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