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Fifa Ballon d'Or 2012 LIVE!
It's one of the biggest days in the footballing calendar as we will find who is the world's best player and coach in the star-studded ceremony in Nyon, and Goal.com is here to take you through all the build-up, news and reaction.

00:40 IST

08/01/13

And here we have it, Lionel Messi receiving his 4th consecutive Ballon d'Or

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And we sign off from our LIVE coverage of the FIFA Ballon d' Or gala. Let us know your views regarding Messi winning the award yet again on Facebook and Twitter.

00:34 IST

08/01/13

Voting Percentages of winners.

Ballon d 'Or:Messi 41.60%.Cristiano, 23.68%. Iniesta, 10.91.

Best manager:Del Bosque: 34,51%. Mou: 20,49%. Pep: 12,91%.

00:30 IST

08/01/13

And here we have it. The fourth Ballon d' Or to add to Messi's personal collection.

00:29 IST

08/01/13

Lionel Messi is nervous???? Why should he be. He is the ONLY player to win the Ballon d' Or four times consecutively.

Good Evening. To tell the truth this is really unbelievable. The 4th consecutive award. I would like to also recognise my colleagues from Barcelona. Proud moment to train with them, to be at their side. Also my friends from the Argentina Team. And the coaches, the staff. I am sorry, I am so nervous. I would like to thank my family, my friends, my wife and my son.

00:27 IST

08/01/13

AND THE WINNER IS LIONEL MESSI.
CONGRATULATIONS.

00:25 IST

08/01/13

And we have reached the CLIMAX of the ceremony as former Ballon d'Or winner, Fabio Cannavaro is on stage to announce the award.

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00:23 IST

08/01/13

Wambach: Thanks to FIFA for including women in this amazing event. Winning any individual award is a total product of team work.This is for all of my team-mates

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00:22 IST

08/01/13

AND THE WINNER IS Abby Wambach of USA.

00:20 IST

08/01/13

And to make the announcement for the Best Female Player, we have USA goalkeeping legend, Hope Solo and Sepp Blatter on stage

00:18 IST

08/01/13

Aaaah! The 2014 World Cup Mascot with Ronaldo

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00:16 IST

08/01/13

Meanwhile we take a Musical Break with Amy Macdonald singing Slow it Down.

Here are the three nominees for the Best Women's Player of the year

Who will win?  Marta OR Alex Morgan OR Abby Wambach
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00:15 IST

08/01/13

On Messi

Barcelona scout: I could only find a napkin when looking to sign him. I was amazed to see that napkin being framed in Messi's family home's wall. He first told us he wants to win the Ballon dor when he was 13

00:13 IST

08/01/13

And we now see a montage of Lionel Messi. So guys who do you think will win the Ballon d' Or this year?

Messi OR CR7 OR Iniesta. This is time to take a final call.

00:10 IST

08/01/13

And the winner of the Puskas Award is Miroslav Stoch of Fenerbache.

Stoch: I would like to thank for those who voted for me. Its a pleasure to stand here.

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00:10 IST

08/01/13

Now its time for the Puskas award. Colombian Legend Carlos Valderamma is on stage to announce the winner.

00:08 IST

08/01/13

And the Fair Play award is won by the Uzbekistan Football Federation.

00:06 IST

08/01/13

And we have it. The World XI montage

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00:04 IST

08/01/13

Next we have the FIFA Vice President on stage to announce the FIFA Fair Play Award.

00:04 IST

08/01/13

We hear Andres Iniesta's wife speaking about him

"He is a perfectionist. It is in his nature to simplify anything that appears complicated. Andres is able to separate his football and private life. He is a doting father, very close to his own father
and one day we will have a son and everything will be complete."

00:03 IST

08/01/13

And now we show a montage of Andres Iniesta and what he has done to be in the top 3 of the Ballon d'Or shortlist. After this will be the announcement of the winner of the Puskas Award for the best goal last year.