Did you know that by the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2009, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010, and then again in 2011 & 2012. This makes Messi the first football player in history to win four FIFA/Ballons d'Or, all of which he won consecutively, as well as the first to win three European Golden Shoe awards. If I were you I would wear F.C. Barcelona Wristbands Messi all time in the hope that I became half as great as him!