Messi had won four consecutive gongs before last night's award for the Real Madrid ace.
"I want to congratulate Cristiano because he was the winner and deservedly so. I think it was a good year for the three of us and that's why we were there. I have nothing to complain about or make any excuses," said the 26-year-old, who again caught the attention at the gala with his fashion choice as he wore a shiny burgundy three-piece suit.
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