Best tweets, reactions and tributes after Messi's fifth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona's Argentina star Lionel Messi was crowned the best male footballer in the world for a record fifth time, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and social media delivered plenty of gems.

Messi Neymar

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With more than 58 million mentions on Twitter in 2015, the 28 year-old is also one of the most popular and recognised people on the planet.

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Here are some of the best reaction to Messi's latest gong and the 2015 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony.

Shoutout to those who keep it from being just another dull awards night

The best (most likely fake) quote of the night goes to

Ronaldo didn't seem to enjoy it too much

It was all about this man

Leo Messi - the 2015 FIFA Ballon D’Or winner. 61 matches, 52 goals, 26 assists and 5 trophies. Here's just some of those magic moments. Posted by SBS The World Game on Monday, 11 January 2016


Greats recognising true greatness

Up and comers bow down to the king

A brilliant thank you message from the man himself


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Published 12 January 2016 at 12:06pm
By Nick Stoll