FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR -2012

FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR -2012

Lionel Messi got selected as the FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR -2013  fourth time consecutively.

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Lionel Messi made history when he claimed the FIFA Ballon d’Or for 2012 on Monday evening, becoming the first player to be named the world’s best on four occasions - all of them consecutive.

Following the ceremony, the goal machine described his feelings in front of the FIFA.com camera.

He said: “It’s really nice to win it again, for a fourth consecutive time. I’m really very happy. The fact is I enjoy the things that happen to me, the awards I’ve won, and I hope I can now go on and win more titles with my club and my national team.”

Messi went on to say he would celebrate the award with his family as usual, and admitted to feeling somewhat taken aback when he was announced the winner: “My mind went blank and I couldn’t think of what to say. All the same, I’d like to dedicate this award to my family.”

Wambach named 2012 Fifa Women’s World Player of the Year

The American forward has been rewarded for her performances over the year by beating Brazil international and five-time winner Marta to the award

Abby Wambach has won the Fifa Women’s World Player of the Year for 2012.

The 32-year old was voted the winner of the award by both the captains and the coaches of the 209 Fifa Members, as well as selected members of the media.
The striker beat Brazil’s Marta into second place despite the Tyreso player leading her club to a league title, while American counterpart Alex Morgan finished third.Wambach has already collected the US Soccer Athlete of the Year award on five occasions, as well as winning the Bronze Boot award at the 2011 World Cup along with the Silver Ball, and being given the ESPN ESPY trophy for her goal in the same competition.
Second-placed Marta, 26, is one of the most prolific players in the women’s game, and scored 12 goals in 21 games for her club. She also featured for Brazil during the 2012 Olympics, although they were unable to progress further than the quarter-finals.

Morgan, Wambach’s strike partner, recorded five assists during the London Olympics which won her the American Sportswoman of the Year award.