Did Lionel Messi deserve the Fifa Ballon d’Or ?

Lionel Messi has claimed the world’s best player award, yet again and raised a lot of questions. Recently, Lionel Messi won the Fifa Ballon d’Or award for the second consecutive time and enhanced his already undisputed reputation in the world of football. There is absolutely no doubt about how fantastic the Argentinean plays but there are various questions being raised regarding the award given to him ahead of his team-mates Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.

Although, Messi received 22.65 percent of votes casted by the coaches and captains of national teams, he was rather surpirsed to receive the award. “I didn’t expect to win it today,” Messi said. “Already it’s a source of happiness to be here with my friends and even more to win it.”

Although, there is absolutely no doubt about Lionel Messi's ability as a player, however, the media is posing questions whether Messi truely deserved the award ahead of his Barcelona teammates Iniesta and Xavi. Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez both are a key strategic assets to Barcelona and Spain, and were said to have been disappointed upon not receiving the title.

World player of the year, Lionel Messi is going strong in the 2010/2011 season and has plenty of achievements in his pocket from the last season as well. He has been the most prolific scorer for his club, and considering he's not the central striker, that's a feat in its own.

On the other hand, one cannot deny the contribution of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta in the Barcelona side as well as the Spain International Squad. Xavi has done wonders for the Barcelona. With his exceptional passing skills and magical assists, he is considered to be the heart beat of Barca. It might also be safe to say that without him Spain might not have won the World Cup last year. The 30 year old midfielder, therefore, would have been humbled to receive the-player-of-the-year title, if anything, the title would be a sign of everyone acknowledging his true contribution to the world of football.