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Messi Named FFT Best Player In 2017

Lionel Messi Named FFT Best Player In 2017

By Kurt Buckerfield - Dec 18, 2017 12:54 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has beaten the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to FourFourTwo’s annual best player award for 2017.

Click through the gallery to see the top 10 players in the publication’s best player rankings for 2017!

Despite the Argentine losing out on the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Best Men’s award this year, he has been named as FourFourTwo’s best player of this calendar year.

The publication credited the 30-year-old for how he has essentially pulled Barca out of a crisis so far this season, following the drama that surrounded the club in August.

Neymar’s exit from Barca and their failure to sign Philippe Coutinho had the world pointing fingers at the Catalan club, who are still unbeaten this season since their Spanish Super Cup loss to Real Madrid.

Messi has scored 39 La Liga goals in 2017, which according to the publication, is 15 more than any other player, while he also has five league goals more than anyone in Europe’s top five leagues.

Second to the Argentine was Los Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar finished in third place.

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This season, Messi has scored 18 goals and created a further seven strikes in 24 matches this season.

Do you think Messi deserves the award? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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junior2017 Joined: 23 Dec 2017
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junior2017 Dec 26, 2017 08:31 AM
What I like about this guy (messi)he let his feet speak for him
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Dec 19, 2017 09:09 AM
Messi wil rule the world of football this season plus world cup
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CurtisSaintJudd Dec 19, 2017 12:48 AM
Now we know that there are still people who aren't swayed and fooled by football political / media PR campaign. Thought they said it was an individual award. Funny how someone performs better but another is awarded because his team won. Meanwhile he was not even his team's best player of the season. Messi,G.O.A.T.
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blackmeteor Dec 18, 2017 10:33 PM
Must hurt for the self-proclaimed best ever..........Well deserved King Lio
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Justice_Masasa_D Dec 18, 2017 10:19 PM
Better criteria used by FFT...The Saloon d'or is fake....if Barca wins champs league its for Messi and if any other team wins it then Penaldo hisses "SIIIIIIII" at the podium
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Mavulela Dec 18, 2017 06:12 PM
It is a brilliant statistics in terms of individuals is about a player's performance, brilliant moments, skills and fantastic goals in the game, they don't just look at what does your team had achieved in the period of year and how many goals have you scored, if the goals you scored were penalties or teps ins doesn't metter. Congratulations to the king, he is the best indeed.
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thobz09 Dec 18, 2017 05:40 PM
Excellent Football brains behind this. FFT even has reasons behind picking Messi as no.1. Maybe the balon d'Or must do the same so they can tell us why they chose Cr7 over Messi.
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Romeo Maps88 Dec 18, 2017 04:28 PM
Ppl mustn't be hurt by this award cos this one isn't about whether ur team won anything but individual brilliance alone and no one matches Messi at that... So chill guys
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Matayitayi Dec 18, 2017 04:14 PM
King Leo
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xoxo111 Dec 18, 2017 04:06 PM
we all knw dat Messi is the best player
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CECIL M Dec 18, 2017 03:38 PM
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MR E Dec 18, 2017 03:12 PM
Well done LM10 u deserve, u are the master of soccer!
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Schweinstriker_31 Dec 18, 2017 02:27 PM
Not surprised messi is the best player in the world followed by neymar
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lucky555 Dec 18, 2017 02:22 PM
@alizebucs1986 he recently won World best play maker that one Cr7 won't win it coz he scores nd assists thts it
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Flipping lyf Dec 18, 2017 01:56 PM
He deserve it but that wont change the fact king won five trophies with real madrid in 2017 by scoring decisive goals while his hater's cliam he's chasing personal glory this year he score 4 goals in three different cup final is call it individual or team effort please hater cr7 is team then the rest follow
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alizebucs1986 Dec 18, 2017 01:07 PM
Good for him,when last did he Win something anyway

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