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Messi again named soccer's best

Jan. 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM   |   Comments

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ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Barcelona forward Lionel Messi Monday won the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the second straight year he has been chosen the world's best player.

Messi, 23, scored 42 goals in 36 league games for Barcelona. He also led the Champions League with 12 goals in 12 games.

Brazilian Marta is the women's player of the year for the fifth successive time, beating out Germans Birgit Prinz and Lira Bajramaj.

Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho won coach of the year honors.

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