27-Year-Old Forward Barcelona La Liga
Messi won the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup in Brazil, given to the tournament's most outstanding player.
While Messi had a solid tournament, Colombia's James Rodriguez was widely considered the favorite to win the award, especially after he won the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in five games. Nevertheless, Messi led his team to the final, where they eventually lost 1-0 to Germany in extra time. He will now get a bit of a rest before preseason training begins for Barcelona.