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FIFA Ballon d'Or Awards 2016

Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award as the world's best player for a record fifth time, and USA's Carli Lloyd was named the best women's player in the world at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Awards in Zurich on Jan. 11, 2016.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner
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FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner Carli Lloyd of the USA and Houston Dash (R) and FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football winner Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States women national football team, pose together with their trophies after the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner
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FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner Carli Lloyd of the USA and Houston Dash (R) embraces FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football winner Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States women national football team, after the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner
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FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner Carli Lloyd of the USA and Houston Dash and FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona pose together with their trophies after the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R)
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FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R) embraces FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon dOr award for player of the year during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi holds
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FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi holds his trophy after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon dOr award for player of the year during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd speaks
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USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd speaks after receiving the 2015 FIFA Womens World Player of the Year award during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd cries
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USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd cries after receiving the 2015 FIFA Womens World Player of the Year award during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures
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Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures on stage during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Wendell Lira of Brazil and Vila Nova speaks
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Wendell Lira of Brazil and Vila Nova speaks to the audience after receiving the FIFA Puskas Award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

British singer Leona Lewis performs on the stage
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British singer Leona Lewis performs on the stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year nominee
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FIFA Women's World Player of the Year nominee Celia Sasic of Germany (R) jokes with presenter James Nesbitt during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's
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FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football winner Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States women national football team (R), embraces Carli Lloyd of the USA and Houston Dash (L) during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's
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FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football winner Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States women national football team, arrives on stage to deliver a speech during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis receives
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U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis receives the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Womens Football award during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva (R)
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Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva (R) receives his award from Cameroon and Antalyaspor forward Samuel Eto'o (L) after being selected in the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Northern Irish actor and host James Nesbitt (L)
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Northern Irish actor and host James Nesbitt (L) shakes hands with Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) flanked by USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd (C) during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

The hosts James Nesbitt and Kate Abdo pose
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The hosts James Nesbitt and Kate Abdo pose on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Marcelo Vieira arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or
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Marcelo Vieira arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Samuel Eto'o walks on stage during the FIFA
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Samuel Eto'o walks on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Presenter James Nesbitt (L) takes a photo with
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Presenter James Nesbitt (L) takes a photo with (L-R) Carli Lloyd of the USA and Houston Dash, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid and Celia Sasic of Germany during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Northern Irish actor and host James Nesbitt (L)
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Northern Irish actor and host James Nesbitt (L) takes a selfie photograph with (from 2nd L) USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd, Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany and 1 FFC Frankfurt's forward Celia Sasic, FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar, Japan and Okayama Yunogo's Belle midfielder Aya Miyama, FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi British presenter and host Kate Abdo during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Lionel Messis wife Argentinian model Antonella Roccuzo arrives
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Lionel Messis wife Argentinian model Antonella Roccuzo arrives on the red carpet for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Cameroon and Antalyaspor forward Samuel Eto'o smiles as
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Cameroon and Antalyaspor forward Samuel Eto'o smiles as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

: Mark Sampson the England Women's coach and
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: Mark Sampson the England Women's coach and gueest attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hope Solo of the United States and Jerramy
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Hope Solo of the United States and Jerramy Stevens attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA interim president Issa Hayatou (L) delivers the
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FIFA interim president Issa Hayatou (L) delivers the opening speech flanked by Northern Irish actor and host James Nesbitt (2nd R) and British presenter and host Kate Abdo (R) during the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORINOLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo signs
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Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BUHOLZERMICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images

Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona and
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Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona and his partner Antonella Roccuzzo attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Brazil and FC Barcelona forward Neymar signs autographs
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Brazil and FC Barcelona forward Neymar signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses
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Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with fans on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar poses on
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FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi signs
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FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Brazil and FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves poses
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Brazil and FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and
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Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva signs
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Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Kaka of Orlando City and Brazil arrives for
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Kaka of Orlando City and Brazil arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Aya Miyama of Japan and Okayama Yunogo Belle
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Aya Miyama of Japan and Okayama Yunogo Belle arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd poses
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USA and Houston Dashs midfielder Carli Lloyd poses for a selfie with fans on the red carpet as she arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Germany and 1 FFC Frankfurt's forward Celia Sasic
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Germany and 1 FFC Frankfurt's forward Celia Sasic sign autographs on the red carpet as she arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Cameroon and Antalyaspor striker Samuel Eto'o signs autographs
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Cameroon and Antalyaspor striker Samuel Eto'o signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives
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Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar laughs as
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FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar laughs as he delivers a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi gives
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FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi gives a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives
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Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives
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Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives
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Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

Hope Solo of Seattle Reign and USA arrives
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Hope Solo of Seattle Reign and USA arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hope Solo of Seattle Reign and USA arrives
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Hope Solo of Seattle Reign and USA arrives for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona speaks
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Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid speaks
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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid speaks
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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

(From L) FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar,
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(From L) FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar, FC Barcelona and Argentina's forward Lionel Messi and Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo give a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar gives a
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FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar gives a thumb up as he arrives for a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 11, 2016.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 11: The FIFA Ballon
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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 11: The FIFA Ballon d'Or is on display prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Carli Lloyd of USA and Houston Dash speaks
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Carli Lloyd of USA and Houston Dash speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Celia Sasic of Germany speaks to the media
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Celia Sasic of Germany speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year nominee
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FIFA Women's World Player of the Year nominee Carli Lloyd of USA and Houston Dash attends a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's
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FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football nominee Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States women national football team, attends a press conference prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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