The Argentine has won the Goal 50 for a record fourth time after a season in which he took his game - and Barcelona - to new heights. No player has achieved more in club football
Monday 30 November 2015
The Argentina star dedicated the award to his team-mates after beating Cristiano Ronaldo to the top spot, claiming the prize for the fourth time in the process
Sunday 29 November 2015
Goal takes a look at which players on 2015's shortlist could be playing for another club in 12 months' time...
Saturday 28 November 2015
With the top four in our list of the year's finest footballers all playing in Spain, the Primera Division dominates yet another award. Can any other competition really compete?
When the record-breaking duo finally succumb to the ravages of time, will there be any players capable of maintaining their unprecedented levels of sustained excellence?
Friday 27 November 2015
Barcelona's former club chief says the 28-year-old deserves his Goal 50 trophy and claims the four-time Ballon d'Or winner can now be considered the game's greatest-ever player
The Barcelona legend has hailed his former team-mate as the finest footballer in history and believes the Goal 50 winner can keep on improving as he has since his teenage years
Fifty footballing heavyweights entered the ring for the eighth edition of the global prize but it was the fleet-footed Argentine who danced his way to victory
The Barcelona star won the Goal 50 and his coach says it is his focus on the team instead of his own gain which makes him a true great in the world's game
Lionel Messi has been crowned as the winner of the 2015 Goal 50 - but what is the roll of honour since the award was created seven years ago?
The Selecao trio were named among the greatest players on the planet in 2015 as Lionel Messi claimed the prestigious award for the fourth time since its inception in 2008
The Barcelona and Argentina forward expresses his gratitude at winning the trophy for a record fourth time and says that he hopes to carry his fine form into 2016
The Argentine has dethroned Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished second, with Messi's team-mates Luis Suarez and Neymar coming home third and fourth, respectively
Has Cristiano Ronaldo retained his title as the best player in the world or has the Real Madrid superstar been displaced at the top of the pile?
Thursday 26 November 2015
Ahead of the grand unveiling of the order and winner on Friday, you now know each and every player who has made our countdown of the world's best - but who will be triumphant?
EXCLUSIVE: The Chelsea midfielder spent a season playing alongside the Barcelona attacker at Camp Nou and he is in no doubt that the Brazilian is destined for greatness
Goal goes through 20 football superstars who are notable in their absence from our countdown of the best 50 players of 2015...
Ahead of Friday's big announcement, the Selecao icon says that the Argentina captain should be recognised for the key role he played in Barcelona's treble triumph last season
Wednesday 25 November 2015
The 34-year-old has made the list for the seventh time in eight years after leading PSG to another Ligue 1 title and playing a key role in Sweden's qualification for Euro 2016
The Brazil international can fully understand why the 22-year-old midfielder - and fellow Goal 50 nominee - is being continually compared with the iconic playmaker