FourFourtwo: We found the world’s best footballers in this year’s Fifa World Football Awards.
Here’s what we found.
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is one of the most influential figures in world football.
But he’s also a bit of a dodgy character, too.
He has been caught red-handed on three occasions and has been fined and fined again.
There were plenty of times when he was caught out of position, as when he ran onto the pitch with an Argentine defender.
And it’s not just his off-field antics.
The star midfielder has been embroiled in a series of sex-abuse allegations, with his lawyer claiming that his ex-wife, Carla Gugino, was behind them.
There are also accusations of sexual abuse in Argentina, which have not been proven.
Messi has admitted to two counts of rape and sexual assault.
But there’s no doubt that he is the man in the spotlight.
His achievements are undeniable.
He is the all-time leader in goals (22), assists (31) and goals in a World Cup (17).
He has won more than a dozen trophies, including the Ballon d’Or and the Ballons d’Ors, and has also won the World Player of the Year.
He won the award twice in 2010 and 2012, winning both.
He’s also one of only five players to win five consecutive Ballon D’Ors.
Messi also has the world record for most appearances (1,531), which is tied with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid star is a World Player for the first time.
David Beckham David Beckham is the most popular footballing personality in the world.
He holds the records for most Champions League titles, World Cups, domestic trophies and FIFA Ballon do Brasil.
He also has five FIFA Ballons and a FIFA World Player award.
He led the United States to four major international titles, won the Balloner of the Century and is also one the greatest footballers of all time.
Beckham is also the only player to have won the Golden Ball for best player in the World Cup.
He played with the US at every age level, from young kids through to senior internationals, and scored more goals than anyone else.
He retired at the age of 30, and is still the greatest English footballer.
Thierry Henry Thierries was the first to win the Balloons d’Os in 1995, a record that still stands.
He went on to play for the French national team and then the French champions, Lyon, in 2002.
He scored 27 goals in his five years in charge of the French team, making him one of football’s most prolific scorers.
He then won three Ballons, the Champions League and two French domestic titles.
Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldo-Liviano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Thierrys Henry are the best players in the history of football.
The three have all won the prestigious Ballons.
Ronaldo has won the league three times and the World cup five times.
Messi is a two-time Ballon winner and the world player of the year three times.
The Argentine is the only individual to win three Ballon and World Cups.
Ronaldo-liviano has also been named FIFA Ballontes Most Valuable Player twice.
Diego Maradona In 2009, Diego Maradorona scored his first goal in his first game for Real Madrid.
He followed that up with five goals in seven games before retiring after a year.
It was Maradón’s greatest goal, a brace against Barcelona in which he hit the bar with his left foot to win 3-1.
Maradóns best goal was a second-half header against Valencia, in which his right-footed shot bounced off the bar and into the net.
He made a name for himself with the goals he scored in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, but also his controversial behaviour towards his opponents.
He was also accused of being a drug-dealing, drink-driving, drug-taking and racist.
He apologised for his actions in 2010.
Luis Suarez Luis Suarez was the most expensive footballer in history, earning more than £50m in the last two transfer windows.
He joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2004 for £24m.
In 2006, he scored the first goal for Liverpool in the Champions league.
Suarez scored 22 goals in the Premier League and the Bundesliga that season, helping Liverpool to the title.
In the 2010 Champions League final, he hit a post after a goal in the shootout against Bayern Munich.
He became the youngest ever to score in a Champions League game, breaking the record of 22 years old.
Zinedine Zidane Zidanes best goals came in his final three seasons at Manchester United.
He struck two in the 2003 FA Cup final, the final of which he scored a penalty in to win.
Zidani’s greatest goals came against Juventus in 2004. He