Messi Xavi and Iniesta with the Balloon of Gold


It is a decade since the Ballon d'Or more culé: Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, on the podium

Published:11/01/2021 - 00:05h

Updated:11/01/2021 - 11:55h

10 years ago, Leo Messi won the Balloon of Gold in a season in which it competed with his mates and fellow Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta

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This Sunday 10 December fulfilled 10 years since Leo Messi won for the second time in his sportive career the Balloon of Gold, although it went possibly the most special occasion so much for him as for the FC Barcelona. Especially because in the final podium of said award, those who accompanied him were two big mates and friends: Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández.

Leo Messi came to have turned into the Boot of Gold at most goleador of the big European leagues and to do a big season, so much to level goleador as of game. On the other hand, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández had achieved to win the World-wide of South Africa with the Seleción Spanish, but was not them sufficient to separate to the Argentinian star of a Balloon of Gold that, morally, was won by the three cracks.

Like this, the Masia did plenary in the podium of the Balloon of Gold, with Leo Messi imposing with 22.65% of the votes, whereas Andrés Iniesta (17,36%) and Xavi Hernández (16,48%) remained by behind. The decision was very argued by some sectors of the Spanish press, that did not take into account that in spite of that the manchego and the egarense were champions of the World-wide , the Argentinian had annotated 60 goals in a natural year between Argentina and the FC Barcelona.

After his second Balloon of Gold in this year 2010, Leo 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 with six. Besides, his then mates Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta went back to form part of the podium in the years 2011 and 2012 respectively, finalising third by behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Like this the things, the six prizes of Leo Messi finish surpassing the five of Cristiano Ronaldo, that always was the maximum opponent of the Argentinian star in the votes that made to see which player went to obtain the Balloon of Gold. This confrontation gave step to one of the more intense and beautiful rivalries that has given the history of the football, although to day of today goes to be complicated that both go back to star a fight with so much superiority with regard to the rest.

Reminder of the FC Barcelona

The social networks have remembered this Sunday the big gesta of the three cracks of the FC Barcelona, that carried to the Barcelona quarry to the highest. "Today it does 10 añyou... Leo Messi wiń his second Bleat́n of Gold. Xavi and Andrés Iniesta completed the podium of the prestigious trophy. The 3 better footballers of the world of the 2010 made in The Masia", wrote the profiles of the club culé.

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