Barcelona’s Lionel Messi clinched the Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards held in Dubai last night.
The Globe Soccer Awards are an international football festival that takes place in the Gulf and rewards players and individuals that have excelled in world football.
Despite an injury in 2015 Messi had an impressive year scoring 58 goals for Barcelona.Speaking after receiving the award Messi said, ‘It’s very nice to receive these awards, but I always say that the team makes it possible,’ said Messi. ‘It’s been an extraordinary year.
Messi’s club was also rewarded for a fine year where they clinched the Best club of the Year and Best Media Attraction in Football .
Barcelona won five titles in 2015: Spanish league title, Copa del Rey, Champions League, European Super Cup and the World Club Cup.
Full list of awards:
Best Player of the Year 2015 – Lionel Messi
Best Club 2015 – Barcelona
Best President 2015 – Josep Maria Bartomeu
Best Media Attraction in Football – Barcelona
Player Career Award- Frank Lampard
Player Career Award – Andrea Pirlo
Best Agent 2015 – Jorge Mendes
Best Coach 2015 – Marc Wilmots
Best Academy 2015 – Benfica
Best GCC Player 2015 – Yasir Al-Shahrani
Best Referee 2015 – Ravshan Irmatov
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