Considered one of the best players to have graced the game of football, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi on Tuesday bagged yet another, Ballon d'Or upping his total count to six. The Argentine is the only one to have bagged the award six times surpassed rival Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo who has won the award five times. In response to another win for Messi, club FC Barcelona, took to Twitter to propose a poster of a movie based on the club hero. The poster was with reference to Steven Spielberg's iconic sci-fi movie E.T. and sported the six Ballon d'Or's Messi has won so far.
As Leo Messi bagged the Ballon d'Or, wishes poured in for the Barcelona striker. Previous year winner, Luka Modric shared a heartwarming picture of the two and captioned it, "Sports and football are not just about winning, they’re also about respect for your teammates and rivals." English football icon David Beckham also congratulated Messi on his win. Fellow teammate, Antoinne Greizmann also took to Twitter to extend his wishes to Lionel Messi.
When asked about his thoughts on winning the accolade for the sixth time, Messi remarked that it was unimaginable for him to win one, let alone six. He said that he felt it is a joy to win the Ballon d'Or six times and he is proud of it. The Argentine further added, he does not know which player will win the Ballon d’Or more than him, but someone will definitely overtake him. The Barcelona striker was quick to exclaim that records are meant to be broken.