Does Lionel Messi Get Your Vote?

Posted January 13th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scored three goals in his first match for Barcelona since he won his second consecutive FIFA Player of the Year award 10 January, the top prize in international soccer.  While the 23-year-old Messi found the net for Barcelona, he didn’t score at all for Argentina at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.  Messi described Argentina’s World Cup performance as his “one big regret” from 2010.

I didn’t get to vote for the 2010 FIFA Player of the Year, but I certainly would have given consideration to Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, who scored five goals in South Africa and was given the Golden Ball as the outstanding player at the monthlong tournament.

The World Cup is the pinnacle for any soccer player, and if you can’t score goals on your sport’s biggest stage, why should you be named football’s best player during the year the tournament is held?  Let me know what you think in the comments section and tell me who you would have voted for.

Sonny Young
Since 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

2 responses to “Does Lionel Messi Get Your Vote?”

  1. Adil says:

    no doubt , currently lionel messi is the best player in the world , but FIFA`s award should have been given to the best performer in the world cup, that is what the FIFA did before, some say xavi or inesta should have won the prize, But in my point of view, althought he didn`t perform well in the world cup, but it is true that he has the ability and he proved enought during last season that he is the best one at the moment, therefore I say he is awarded what he deserves

  2. yes messi will get my vote even if he is not selected to participart in the world.because he has everthing it takes tobe a good footballer.he can score beuatiful goals he can do everything i mean everything if he is in a game he is more then three players on the picth.may allah bless him and i hope one day my son will be like him insh allah.00233243888781

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