Argentina won the Copa America title in July, thanks to the impressive performance of the 34-year-old Messi.
After winning the prize, Messi said with the help of the translator, “I am very happy. It feels good to keep fighting for new titles.
He said, “Don’t know how many years are left but hopefully there is a lot of time.” I want to thank all the fellow players in Barcelona and Argentina.
Messi had 613 points while Poland striker Robert Lewandowski came second with 580 points.
In the women’s section, Alexia Putelas won the award on the basis of her excellent performances for Barcelona and Spain.