Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for fifth time

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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 1:58 PM

ZURICH (Reuters) - 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.

(Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne)