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Great prize night for Spanish stars

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Sports figures and media hailed a great night for Spanish football on Monday after Liga star Lionel Messi won a fourth Ballon d'Or and national coach Vicente Del Bosque was crowned coach of the year. 

L-R: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves and Real Madrid's Iker Casillas receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award in Zurich on January 7, 2013.

Messi is from Argentina, but his prize was in large part a reward for his prolific goal-scoring for Spanish league-leaders Barcelona.

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