The Argentine was quick to acknowledge his teammates.
"It's incredible. I want to dedicate this to all of my teammates," said Messi. "Like Guardiola said, if we don't win anything collectively, we can't hope to win individual awards."
He once again had words of praise for Xavi: "I knew that if won that I would dedicate it to him. It's the fourth year that we're here together. He also deserves it, because he's even better each year and he also wins a lot of titles, like the World Cup last year. We have a friendship that goes beyond any award."