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Messi was crowned as La Liga's best player today, finishing ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo...

As reported by Marca, Barcelona magic man Lionel Messi was awarded the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid today and was thus crowned La Liga's best player of the 2009-10 season.

The Argentine, who finished the year with the Pichichi and the European Golden Boot, was awarded his second consecutive Di Stefano trophy with 34 votes and finished ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who received 26.

In third place, Xavi Hernandez finished with 15 votes while Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain finished in fourth place with four votes.

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