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22.08.2011 15:15

New recognition for Messi and Barça

Leo Messi has been named player of the season 2010/11 by the website. Eleven members of the current Barça squad appear in the top 50 players.

New recognition for Messi and Barça’s top four players are Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta, placing the three candidates for the Ballon d’Or back at the top of the footballing elite. “It is a pride and honour to win the Top-50 ” said Messi to the website. “I am very happy and it gives me the strength to keep humbly working for my team and my beloved country.”

This is the fourth edition of the award. Cristiano Ronaldo won in 2007/08, the Argentinian in 2008/09, Sneijder in 2009/10 and Messi again this year.

Eleven of FCB in Top-50

Apart from Messi (1), Xavi (3) and Iniesta (4), the other eight Barça players in the Top-50 published by are Alexis (7), on the basis of his great season at Udinese, Piqué (13), Alves, (20), Villa (22), Busquets (29), Puyol (37), Cesc (45) and Valdés (46). No other club has such representation.

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