Leo Messi, with the Balloon of Gold beside Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández

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They fulfil 10 years of the podium blaugrana for the Golden Ball

Published:6/12/2020 - 16:59h

Updated:6/12/2020 - 17:15h

This 6 December celebrates the tenth anniversary of the historical plenary that had the Barcelona of face to the Balloon of Gold of the year 2010, formed by Messi, Xavi and Iniesta

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On 6 December it is an important date for the bloated of the FC Barcelona in general and of the football in yes, since rememora year after year the fact that three footballers of the Barcelona club were confirmed like finalists for the Golden Ball of the 2010. In that then, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta conformed the podium by the recognition and gave a true joy to all the culés.

The Argentinian star came to complete a big year, marking a lot of goals and surprising to the whole world with his skill and control with the ball, whereas the pair of Spanish there was recently conquered the World-wide of South Africa with "The Red", being Iniesta the scorer of the goal in the final in front of Holland. Incidentally, the mediocampistas of the Barcelona also had starred a good year with the club.

Finally, it went Messi the one who imposed in the vote of the magazine France Football and did with the recognition, which was, in this moment, the second that obtained. Iniesta remained in the second place and Xavi, clearly, in the third. Although it shot some controversy by the obtaining of the prize by part of the Argentinian, this never was an obstacle so that these three players fit one of the best tunings that have seen in the history of the football.

Messi, king of the Golden Ball

Afterwards of the obtaining of his second Balloon of Gold in the year 2010, Lionel Messi achieved to do with four awards more, positioning as the footballer that more times to livestock the prize in the history of the football. Of equal way, his excompañeros Xavi and Andrés Iniesta went back to form part of the podium in the years 2011 and 2012 respectively, when they finalised in the third position.

The talent of Messi has carried it to win in this situation to Cristiano Ronaldo, the one who always was the maximum contendiente of the Argentinian in the votes that made to see which player went to obtain the Balloon of Gold. This situation gave step to one of the more intense and beautiful rivalries that has given the history of the football, of which probably, is being witness of his last moments.

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