At the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012, where Lionel Messi was voted the world’s finest player for the fourth year in a row, was held on 7 January 2013 at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. What's more, this most memorable and elegant of events produced a host of remarkable moments both on-stage and off.
Striding across the red carpet in the Swiss city were many of the biggest names in football, but not without stopping to sign autographs for fans and answering questions from the assembled media.
In the thick of the action were the cameras of FIFA.com and FIFA TV, which not only caught the pick of the footage from on the stage and the Kongresshaus entrance, but also the best of the behind-the-scenes action.
All of which means that, in our video of the week, you can relive the Gala from a completely different perspective.