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Lionel Messi

2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Monday Jan 10, 2011
Zürich, Switzerland

La Masia, the FC Barcelona academy, achieved a record-breaking honor in becoming the first youth academy ever to have all three finalists for the Ballon d'Or in one same year, with Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi. Messi won the award, his second consecutive Ballon d'Or victory.