Barcelona’s Lionel Messi wins the Ballon D’Or

Posted by - January 11, 2011 - International, Spain

Barcelona’s Xavi and Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta pipped at the post

In surprising news today, the nailed-on favourite to win a vote conducted by FIFA has emerged as the winner of said vote.

It is difficult to build a case against Lionel Messi winning the Ballon D’Or, unless you were going to make the award entirely World Cup-centric. While Xavi has been truly outstanding in the past year – as he always is – in OTP’s opinion backing him was backing the underdog for the sake of it.

Messi’s goalscoring record speaks for itself, especially for a player who is not a striker. And that’s without seeing how he goes about scoring all those goals! You would almost have to choose somebody else over him on the basis of variety being the spice of life.

Thankfully, the majority of national team captains and journalists voting for the award did pick him.

He said: “To be honest, I didn’t expect to win today, but it was already great to be here next to my two mates.

“To win it makes it even more special. I want to share with all of my friends, my family, all the Barcelonistas and the Argentinians.”

Meanwhile, Matty Burrows stunning backheel goal for Glentoran was shunned in the Puskas Award for Goal of the Year. The prize went to Hamit Altintop for this strike for Turkey against Kazakhstan:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIYUVZL4FCTYZRRMPMWB54OKJI bigargentinafan

    I’ve been getting sick on hearing all these bull $hit coming from the Spanish media and their fans about MESSI winning this award. Clearly he deserves this more than anyone simply because he was outstanding all year. I don’t think its right to just pick someone on the virtue because he had a good one month in South Africa.

    Well in case if you haven’t the TRUTH, well I got one interesting one. Spain bribed itself all the way to World Cup glory thanks to the Russian’s mafia. How come? Well just read the following article.

    http://johnny-ong.blogspot.com/2010/05/is-world-cup-2010-fixed.html

    You will notice that the article was written about a month before the ball was even kicked in South Africa (18th of May to be exact).

    And in return, Russia get’s the job of hosting the 2018 World Cup.

    So Spain won the 2010 WC, Russia get’s the 2018 WC hosting right. What do you think?

    Mere coincidence? The writer killed 2 birds with 1 stone theory? YEAH RIGHT!!!

    Now I hope the whole world knows that it was FIXED in South Africa in favour of the jealous Espana. So don’t complain about Lionel winning this ward when you DESERVE NOTHING IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

    IT WAS ALL FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!
    FIXED!!! FIXED!!! FIXED!!!

    For once, it’s nice to see an Argentine putting FIFA and all their puppets in their place.

    VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!