Superstars around the world have tweeted their thoughts as the Argentine international Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to win his fifth Ballon d’Or award on Monday night in Zurich.
The 28-year-old to claim the most prestigious award of the world’s best player for the first time since 2012.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 12, 2016
The Barcelona attacker scored 48 goals in 56 games for the Spanish champions and country in 2015.
Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or inevitably prompted plenty of reactions on Twitter – and here are some of the best tweets:
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 11, 2016
— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Lionel Messi on his 5th Ballon D’Or!!! Who’d have thought back then… Best Player Ever! pic.twitter.com/RmYet2lpQP
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) January 11, 2016
#BallondOr2016 messi the greatest ??
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) January 11, 2016
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) January 11, 2016
Messi ????? #BallondOr
— Axel Witsel (@axelwitsel28) January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Lionel Messi on winning his 5th #BallondOr. Unbelievable achievement ??
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 11, 2016
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 11, 2016
And a living legend. The genius. #BallondOr winner for the 5th time. Lionel Messi. I am deeply honered to be a part of this family.
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) January 11, 2016