Officially official? FIFA accidentally announce Lionel Messi as 2015 Ballon d’Or winner

Lionel Messi has been announced as the 2015 Ballon d'Or winner according to a mistake on the FIFA website

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The main event for announcing the FIFA Ballon d’Or winners is on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

But four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi can keep his cool ahead of the ceremony if a posting on the official website of football’s world governing body is anything to go by.

play FIFA's website accidentally announcing Lionel Messi and Celia Sasic as winners


FIFA accidentally leaked the winners of the 2015 Ballon d’Or winners on their website for a brief moment on Wednesday.

The leak saw Lionel Messi and Celia Sasic claim the top prizes for the 2015 edition of the event.

play Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar [From left]


Lionel Messi who scored 48 goals in 53 appearances for his Barcelona side is competing against Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Neymar of Barcelona for the 2015 World Player of the Year which is set to be officially announced on January 11.

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