Lionel Messi takes to social media following Uefa award

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The Barcelona forward has been full of thanks to his Blaugrana team-mates and family after winning the Uefa Best Player in Europe award.

 

Gracias a todos por apoyarme siempre, a mis compañeros, familia, amigos y todos los fans. Sin ustedes sería imposible...

Posted by Leo Messi on Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lionel Messi was awarded the Uefa Best Player in Europe award on Thursday and has taken to Facebook to give thanks to those that have helped him achieve the accolade, as can be seen above.

The Barcelona forward has been the standout player in the world game in 2015 and was a key reason behind the Catalan powerhouses strolling to a momentous treble in Luis Enrique’s first season in charge last term.

Messi was the overarching favourite to win the personal award on Thursday, beating club team-mate Luis Suarez and perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo to the accolade.

The Argentina international forward was quick to thank his friends, family and team-mates at Camp Nou for their support in helping him win the award.

Messi played a part in Barcelona’s 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao on the first day of the new La Liga season and will play his first home game of the new campaign against Malaga today.

The 28-year-old will be a key player in the Blaugrana’s efforts to win silverware this season and is the frontrunner to win an unparalleled fifth Ballon d’Or in 2015.

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