Argentina/Barcelona playmaker, Lionel Messi has emerged winner of the 2015 edition of the Ballon D’or awards. Messi garnered 41.33% of total votes cast, Ronaldo and Neymar pulled 27.76% and 7.86% respectively.

 “It’s a very special moment for me. It’s incredible that it’s my fifth. It’s much
more than I dreamed of as a kid.” He said

The 28 year-old had a superlative 2015 and  played an influential role in his side’s ‘treble’ success. (Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey) . In 2015, he  netted 52 goals and made 26 assists.