The Manchester United and England international forward has joined others on social media to describe as ‘unbelievable’ the Argentine playmaker’s haul of five Ballon d’Or, four of them won consecutively.
No other player has won four, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco van Barsten and Johan Cruyff the closest with three Ballon d’Or wins.
Twitter has scarcely stopped trending the topics “Messi”, “Ballon d’Or” since Messi claimed his record fifth title in Zurich on Monday night. Here are a few of the most popular tweets:
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand,
The legendary Brazilian Pele,
Former England forward turned TV pundist also weighed in,
After helping Manchester United to the fourth round of the FA Cup, Wayne Rooney had this to say of Messi,
Messi’s club, Barcelona explaining how the genius won,
Standing on top of the world,
The world football governing body declaring him winner,
Of course, Messi had something to say too,
FIFA obviously impressed with the unrivaled achievement of the Argentine genius,