Lionel Messi Wins Ballon D'Or: Adidas Celebrates the FC Barcelona Legend

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJanuary 8, 2013

Sick of Messi Mania? Look somewhere else.

FC Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi won his fourth straight FIFA Ballon d'Or on Monday, an unprecedented run that pays tribute to the 25-year-old's precocious greatness. If you thought that by Tuesday we'd be done talking about the little Flea, you thought wrong.

To mark the occasion of Messi's record fourth straight Ballon d'Or, Adidas has released a video titled "Cuatro Años Dorados," or "Four Golden Years." The clip celebrates all that is great about Messi and it appears above as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this post-Ballon d'Or Tuesday.

Enjoy, and if you were wondering, the song in the background is "Follow" by Crystal Fighters.

After the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, Messi spoke about his award, saying his mind "went blank" on stage during his acceptance speech. He added (via

It’s really nice to win it again, for a fourth consecutive time. I'm really very happy. The fact is I enjoy the things that happen to me, the awards I’ve won, and I hope I can now go on and win more titles with my club and my national team.

Imagine that thought for a moment. Say Messi does improve and win more titles for club and country. What will we say about him then?

The guy already scored 91 goals in 2012 alone (another record, by the way). So, really, what else can he do besides win the World Cup?

We'll all be watching what the little magician can do at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

(Video: adidasfootballtv)