After a disappointing World Cup it was thought that Messi would not prove to be as prolific in Europe as he was in previous years. Although Messi sparked Barcelona once again and they once again sit on the top of the La Liga, with Real Madrid still trailing behind.
His teamates and fellow nominees Xavi and Iniesta were also worthy winners after their heroics in the World Cup, winning it with Spain. They have also been insturmental in many of Barcelona's victories. With Xavi at one stage putting together over 100 complete passes, showing that he indeed still dominates the centre of midfield.
Both Xavi and Iniesta were joyed at the news that their teamate was awared best player in football. Messi lies in second on the top scorers list in the La Liga behind rival Cristiano Ronaldo who is five goals ahead.
Barcelona still reign supreme in Spain and the fact that three of their players were nominated for player of the year solidifies this statement.