messiThe winner is Leo Messi and everyone goes nuts.

The soccer megastar was visibly emotional as went up on stage at the Kongresshaus in Zurich to collect his fifth Ballon d’Or, the only man to have achieved such a feat. He said:

“It’s incredible to have won a fifth. That is a lot more than I imagined when I was little.”

The Barça number 10 was one of the architects of one of the best years in the Club’s history, winning the League, Champions League, Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the World Club Cup.

The Argentine was humble, thanking others for his success:

“Without my teammates this would not have been possible.” He added: “I dedicate it to my team, my family and all the people who love me and follow me around the world.”

Social media went wild with the official hashtag #BallondOr peaking at 110,000 tweets per minute as Messi was announced the winner.

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