Messi received 206 points out of a possible 210 from the panel of 21 voters, while Barcelona got 202.
Chelsea was second after it routed London rival Arsenal 6-0 in Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game in charge. Luis Suarez's hat trick in Liverpool's 6-3 win at Cardiff earned him runner-up in the player vote, with his team ranked third.
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- Lionel Messi
- Real Madrid
- Arsene Wenger