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Messi: Team Trophies Are Best

Lionel Messi says he gets more excited winning trophies with his teammates than when he picks up individual awards.

The Argentina and Barcelona star claimed an unprecedented fourth straight Ballon d'Or accolade this week for netting a record 91 goals in 2012.

"Individual awards do not stir up quite the same excitement in me," the 25-year-old explained to France Football. "There really is little that can compare to winning a title alongside your team.

"I do not have any real objectives though. I just want to soak up the present."

Nevertheless, Messi feels honoured to collect FIFA's top player prize yet again.

"My family being there made the first time I won really special, while I completely did not expect the second," he said.

"Joining the list of [Michel] Platini and [Johan] Cruyff for my third was an honour. This latest one just means I have surpassed them. They are all different, yet important.

"The records are nice, but I do not always dream about them. I would love to win more, but it is not an obsession."

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