Lionel Messi added yet another record to his stellar list of achievements over the past 12 months on Monday when he won an unprecedented fourth, consecutive, Ballon d'Or at a FIFA gala in Zurich.
A combination of images from 2010 to 2013 (L-R TOP TO BOTTOM) shows Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi posing with his four consecutive Ballon d'Or trophies. (AFP photo)
The accolade seals Messi's status as the greatest player of his generation after he saw off Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta for the prize.
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