Striker – Leo Messi

An injury disrupted final few months of 2013 has hurt his Ballon d'Or candidacy, but Messi has continued to do remarkable things over the past 12 months.

The Barcelona ace, like Cristiano Ronaldo, will be hoping to stay injury-free heading to Brazil next summer, where, with a bit of luck, we'll witness two of the greatest players ever go head-to-head at the World Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Lionel Messi
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