The cream of world football gathered in Zurich yesterday to celebrate the magnificent FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 Gala. Lionel Messi and Carli Lloyd ultimately emerged as the night’s biggest winners, while Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and US national team coach Jill Ellis were each recognised for the first time as FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s and Women’s Football respectively.

Fans cheered on the evening’s stars both before and after the Gala - but the praise and congratulations were not confined to Zurich as Twitter buzzed with talk of football’s biggest award ceremony. FIFA.com kept an eye on the social media site throughout the day to bring you a chronology of FIFA Ballon d’Or tweets. Many amusing messages were posted and you can enjoy them now yourself.

The coveted trophies make their way to the Kongresshaus…

Fans begin gathering eagerly outside the venue…

The stars make their way to Zurich…

2015 FIWC champion Abdulaziz Alshehri has already arrived and cannot stop smiling…

Soon the event’s main protagonists begin to arrive, with Paul Pogba quickly snapping up the unofficial prize for best outfit of the evening…

An incredible atmosphere descends on the red carpet…

Sergio Ramos is included in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI for the sixth time – an impressive achievement…

Jill Ellis makes it to the top after learning from the best...

Carli Lloyd is crowned the new queen of football...

Her entire team celebrate with her...

Finally the time comes to crown the beautiful game’s new king – a man who has now won this title five times…

Johan Djourou remembers how tough it is to stop Messi…

But he isn’t the only one…

What more can we say?

Carli Lloyd wraps things up. What an evening…

Now it’s time for you and all our stars to relax and celebrate!