Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi won the World Player of the Year award on Monday for the third year running.
Barcelona's Pep Guardiola was voted 2011 coach of the year.
Messi beat club mate Xavi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, the other finalists, to clinch FIFA's Ballon D'Or.
The 24-year-old Argentine also won the award last year when it was created by joining the previously separate annual honours handed out by soccer's ruling body FIFA and France Football magazine.
Congrats to him