Why Lionel Messi Is Already Nailed on to Win the 2013 Ballon d'Or

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Why Lionel Messi Is Already Nailed on to Win the 2013 Ballon d'Or
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2013 might only be three months old, but already Lionel Messi is a lock to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or Award for the greatest footballer in the world this year.

The Argentinian international—fresh off an incredible 2012 that saw him break goalscoring records and pick up his fourth Ballon d'Or award—has been in scintillating form through 2013 so far. So much so that we can already pick him out as the winner.

Read on to see the biggest reasons why, despite the year only being three months old, Messi is already nailed in to win the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

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