Lionel Messi wins the UEFA Club Player of the Year Award in Monaco
A new UEFA Club Player of the Year was announced yesterday in Monaco at a ceremony organized by the Union of European Football Associations.
Lionel Messi - UEFA's Best Player
Manchester Unitedâ€™s Van der Sar, Chelseaâ€™s John Terry, and Barcelonaâ€™s Xavi Hernandez all received UEFA Club awards according to their positions on the field, but of course, none of them could beat the new UEFA Club Forward of the Year Lionel Messi, to win the UEFA Club Player of the Year award.
Lionel Messi first beat Real Madridâ€™s Cristiano Ronaldo and Inter Milanâ€™s Samuel Etoâ€™o, before winning the UEFA Club Forward of the Year. Messi then joined the final draws for upcoming Group Stage matches of the UEFA Champions League, and returned to his seat.
Then came the big moment everyone was awaiting, when the name of the chosen UEFA Club Player of the Year was to be mentioned.
Of course, the name could be none other than the name of last Champions Leagueâ€™s top scorer, and Barcelonaâ€™s ace: Lionel Messi.
Messi then came to the stage, where he was handed the prestigious award â€“ surely, the greatest award he had ever received in his career.
Isaac Asante, LMF