To nobody's real surprise Argentina international Lionel Messi has picked up the FIFA World Player of the Year award. The 22 year old finished ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi respectively. The 5ft 7in attacker's performances in 2009, and no doubt his contribution to Barcelona winning every competition they entered, and collecting an astonishing 6 titles in our football calender year, helped his cause. Look out for my Barcelona special coming up soon, but for now Real Talk Football would like to congratulate Lionel Messi.
Also on the night FIFA named its World XI. Here's the list;
GK - Iker Casillas
DF - Dani Alves, John Terry, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra
MF - Steven Gerrard, Xavi Hernandes, Andres Iniesta
ST - Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi
Let me know if you agree with the team, or what players you feel are missing, Drogba? Giggs? Fabregas? Ibrahimovic? Eto'o? Let me know