Argentine footballer Lionel Messi won the record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award after beating rival Cristiano Ronaldo and teammate Neymar. We take a look at the list of winners in recent times.

Lionel Messi
messi
Country - Argentina. Club - Barcelona. Won - 5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)

Cristiano Ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo
Country - Portugal. Club - Manchester United, Real Madrid. Won - 3 (2008, 2013, 2014)

Zinedine Zidane
zidane
Country - France. Club - Juventus, Real Madrid, Won - 3 (1998, 2000, 2003)

Ronaldo
ronaldo
Country - Brazil. Club - Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid. Won - 3 (1996, 1997, 2002)

Ronaldinho
ronaldinho
Country - Brazil. Club - Barcelona. Won - 2 (2004, 2005)

(All Pics/ AFP)