Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has won the Ballon D’or Award for the fifth time.
Messi who won over Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar expressed his gratitude to those who voted for him and his team mates.
According to the speech Lionel Messi gave while receiving his award;
It’s a very special moment to be back here, winning another Ballon d’Or, especially after watching from the crowd as Cristiano won last year. It’s incredible win a fifth… more than anything I ever dreamed of as a kid. I want to thank those who voted for me, plus my team-mates. Without them this wouldn’t be possible. Football has always made me learn and grow. Thank you and good evening.