The Record Breakin Lionel Messi bags 4th Ballon d'Or award


4 years in a row  for Lionel Messi!! He bagged his 4th award time as the best player  FIFA Ballon d'Or at an awards ceremony in Zurich with a polka dot coat and matching bowtie (i like very much)


To tell you the truth this is really quite unbelievable. The fourth award that I have had is just too great for words.
'I would like to recognise my other colleagues from Barcelona; Andres it has been great to train and play alongside you.
'I would also like to recognise all of my friends in the Argentinian national team, everyone that has worked with me, coaches and staff and my family and my friends. Also my wife and my son. Thank you.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and winner Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo who finished runner-up behind Messi for the third time
Messi has quite an impressive record..check it out below

He broke Gerd Muller's 40-year-old record for the most goals in calendar year netting an astonishing 91 times. Aged only 24 he became the first person to score five goals in a single Champions League match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen in March. And he even started scoring for his country on a regular basis with 12 goals in nine matches for Argentina. Rightfully so he was awarded the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or for a third year in a row. Here Sportsmail unveils our Messi stats bonanza...CLUB AND COUNTRY MATCHES
Total Barcelona matches: 63
Total Argentina matches: 11
Total matches combined: 74
Total Messi played: 69
Matches missed: 5
Total minutes of football Barcelona and Argentina played: 6,660
Total minutes Messi played: 5,973
Minutes missed: 687

LEAGUE DOMINATION
Total Barcelona league matches: 39
Total Messi played in: 38
Total Barcelona league minutes played: 3,510
Total Messi minutes: 3,361
Minutes missed: 149
The striker only failed to score in 10 of 39 league matches in 2012 – so he scored in 75% of Barcelona's league games.

HOW
Goals scored: 91
Left foot: 81
Right foot: 7
Head: 3

AREA
Inside the box: 78
Outside: 13

DEAD BALL
Penalty: 14
Free kick: 7

MINUTES
0-15 minutes: 5
16-30: 18
31-45: 14
46-60: 13
61-75: 17
76-90: 24
Messi didn't score a single goal in the first 10 minutes of matches at all last year.

TEAM
Barcelona: 79
Argentina: 12

COMPETITION
La Liga: 59
Champions League: 13
Copa del Rey: 5
Spanish Supercup: 2
World Cup Qualifiers: 5
Friendlies: 7

MONTH
January: 7
February: 10
March: 13
April: 9
May: 8
June: 4
July: 0
August: 7
September: 5
October: 10
November: 9
December: 9

DISTANCE
Average distance he scored from: 14.8 yards (or 13.5 metres)

TIME OF DAY
Day: 16 goals scored, 571 minutes played, 36 minutes per goal
Night: 75 goals scored, 5,402 minutes played, 72 minutes per goal

MESSI BINGO
There were 37 minutes of the 90 in a match that Messi didn't score in this season. These are the minutes Messi DIDN'T score in during 2012:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 37, 38, 40, 46, 50, 53, 54, 55, 62, 66, 68, 69, 75, 82, 83, 87.

STADIUMS
Camp Nou, Barcelona: 41 goals
Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, Madrid: 4
Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, Valencia: 4
Estadio Riazor, A Coruna: 3
Stade de Suisse, Bern: 3
MetLife Stadium, New York: 3
La Rosaleda, Malaga: 3
Iberostar Estado, Palma de Mallorca: 3
El Arcangel, Cordoba: 2
Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe: 2
Vicente Calderon, Madrid: 2
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza: 2
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow: 2
Reyno de Navarra, Pamplona: 2
El Sardinero, Santander: 2
Benito Villamarin, Seville: 2
La Romareda, Zaragoza: 2
El Monumental, Buenos Aires: 1
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba: 1
Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt: 1
Celtic Park, Glasgow: 1
BayArena, Leverkusen: 1
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid: 1
Nacional, Santiago de Chile: 1
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville: 1
Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid: 1

[Sportsmail]