So Xavi Hernandez, the chief midfield genius of the reigning Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions’ League Winners FC Barcelona, falls short (pardon the pun) yet again in the vote for the FIFA World Player Of The Year. Que horror.
The winner, Lionel Messi, is not just an extremely talented footballer, but generous as well. Which other footballer would so graciously offer to share the much-coveted Ballon D’Or with his teammate?
Cheer up, Xavi. Actually, I’m not even sure if the hombre is sad about losing or it’s just his default “longface”. Any which way, at least he’s in good company–Raul, Paolo Maldini and Thierry Henry are just some of the notable players who’ve never won the Ballon D’Or.
Where’s Kanye West when we need him?