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Lionel Messi wins best player of Globe Soccer Awards

Dubai: Star football player Lionel Messi won the best player of the seventh edition of the Globe Soccer Awards here on Sunday, and FC Barcelona took home the best club prize.

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi (L) receiving the trophy for best player of the year during the Dubai Globe Soccer award at the end of the Dubai International Sports Conference in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai. Pic/AFP
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi (L) receiving the trophy for best player of the year during the Dubai Globe Soccer award at the end of the Dubai International Sports Conference in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai. Pic/AFP

"It is difficult to choose one moment as we were winning wherever we played," said Messi, who travelled from Argentina to attend the ceremony.

"It has been a fabulous year for me and for the entire club," he added.

FC Barcelona also won the best media attraction in football and its president Josep Maria Bartomeu won the best president of the year.

Belgian coach Marc Wilmots was named best coach while Italy's Andrea Pirlo and England's Frank Lampard were honoured with player career award.

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