2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala

Lionel Messi was voted the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth straight year for his 91-goal year for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012. U.S. women's national team star striker Abby Wambach won the FIFA Women's World Player award.

Messi el mejor jugador del 2012

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy and Abby Wambach of United States receives her FIFA womens player of the year trophy during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at Congress House on January 07, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy and Abby Wambach of United States receives her FIFA womens player of the year trophy by Joseph Blatter, FIFA president (C) during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at Congress House on January 07, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Mejor jugadora del 2012

US forward Abby Wambach receives the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ganador del premio Puskás

Fenerbahce's Slovakian winger Miroslav Stoch (C) receives the FIFA Puskas award from former Colombian footballer Carlos Valderrama during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Fabio Cannavaro (L) and Joseph Blatter, FIFA president (R) announce Lionel Messi of Argentina as the winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Franz Beckenbauer receives the FIFA Presential award 2012 trophy by Joseph Blatter, FIFA president (L) at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Vicente del Bosque, head coach of Spain receives the FIFA World Coach of Men's Football 2012 trophy at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Vicente del Bosque, head coach of Spain receives the FIFA World Coach of Men's Football 2012 trophy by Felipe Scolari (L) at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States receives the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States receives the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 trophy by Felipe Scolari (L) at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States receives the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 trophy by Felipe Scolari (L) at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States embraces Alex Morgan of the United States after winning the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 trophy at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Abby Wambach of the United States and Alex Morgan of the United States applaud Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States receiving the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 trophy at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Pia Sudhage, women's coach of United States receives the FIFA World Coach of Women's Football 2012 trophy by Felipe Scolari (L) at Congress House on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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