The Barcelona star won the award after another 50-goal season, edging the Dutch defender and Portuguese forward
Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin.
A Genius in Full Bloom: Lionel Messi leads Barcelona past Manchester United, into Champions League semis.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion where Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and fine.
Police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their investigation into the rape allegations made against the Juventus forward.
The RFEF told: "The presence of Cristiano and Messi would be a wonderful message for football, and it would put both players in a setting where they deserve to be."
Manchester United will face a meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League group stage.
Shock Cristiano - Madrid accept the request of their star and sell him to Juventus for €105m. The Blancos club are left without their references following his and Zidane's goodbyes, and Florentino must get his chequebook out