Lionel Messi has been adjudged World Footballer of the Year 2012 for the fourth consecutive time.
The Barcelona FC forward shoved challenge from team mates Andreas Iniesta and Christian Ronaldo of Real Madrid. The awards ceremony took place in Zurich on Monday in the presence of several personalities in the football fratenity.
The world XI was also announced together with some other awards presented at the ceremony
Iker Casillas, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Andreas Iniesta, Xabi Alonxo, Xaxi Hernandez, Christian Ronaldo, Rademel Falcao, Lionel Messi.
Coach of the year (Womens Division)
Coach of the Year (Men)
Vicente Del Bosque
Fifa’s Presidential Award
Fifa’s Puskas Award
Women’s Footballer of the Year
Abby Wambach of USA
FIFA Footballer of the year