PIC: Ballon d'Or winner leaked by journalist after it appears on FIFA's website 4 years ago

PIC: Ballon d'Or winner leaked by journalist after it appears on FIFA's website

The winner of the Ballon d'Or has seemingly been leaked by a Dutch journalist.

Admittedly, it's not quite as farcical as what happened at the unveiling of Miss Universe the other week, but  according to The Sun the FIFA website didn't intend to leak the news.

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Michel Abbink spotted the error and quickly tweeted the screenshot below.

'Oops this was just leaked by FIFA's website,' the Dutch journalist's tweet reads.

As was expected to be the case, Lionel Messi appears to have won the award once again - the fifth time the Barcelona man has been crowned the world's greatest player.

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There's no indication as to who finished in second and third place out of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, so we'll have to wait a little longer for that to be announced.

The list also reveals that Germany's Celia Sasic has received the women's title.