Lionel Messi won the Best Player of the Year award at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai last night and he's the overwhelming favorite to scoop the Ballon d'or 2015 best player of the year award in January.
The Argentina and Barcelona forward, scored 58 goals as Barcelona enjoyed a memorable treble-winning campaign last season winning the Copa del rey, Champions league and La liga title.
'It's very nice to receive these awards, but I always say that the team makes it possible,' said Messi. 'It's been an extraordinary year.'Other players like Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo were also honoured at the awards Ceremony in Dubai.
The Award winners in full;
GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS IN DUBAI WINNERS 2015
Best Player of the Year 2015 - Lionel Messi
Best Club 2015 - Barcelona
Best President 2015 - Josep Maria Bartomeu
Best Media Attraction in Football - Barcelona
Player Career Award- Frank Lampard
Player Career Award - Andrea Pirlo
Best Agent 2015 - Jorge Mendes
Best Coach 2015 - Marc Wilmots
Best Academy 2015 - Benfica
Best GCC Player 2015 - Yasir Al-Shahrani
Best Referee 2015 - Ravshan Irmatov