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Lionel Messi at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala

Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the trophy from Ronaldo

Monday, 9 January 2012
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the trophy from Ronaldo after winning his third consecutive FIFA Ballon d'Or title at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2011 at the Kongresshaus on January 09, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)