Football: Messi wins Golden Ball 2015
12:13, 12 January 2016

Football: Messi wins Golden Ball 2015

The Argentinian said he’s happy to be “a part of the great game”

12:13, 12 January 2016

Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball 2015, the world’s most prestigious football award. The Argentinian player thanked his close people and fans for the support via Facebook.

“On the day like this, I’d like to thank football, the sport I fell in love with back when I was a kid, and I’m still blindly in love with it. I’m grateful to football for the days of joy and delight, for goals and victories, but I’m also grateful for those evening of suffering, disappointment and defeats; for everything that helped me value the good moments even more than before", reads the post on Messi's Facebook page. 

"I thank football and all the people around me who support me every day: my family, my team and my fans. I wouldn’t have won all these individual awards without team work. That’s why I want to devote this award to every one of these people and, of course, to this amazing sport – football”, Messi wrote.  

It’s the fifth Golden Ball in the entire Messi’s carrer. He's been defending the colors of Barcelona since 2003.

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