Messi beat off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and his team mate Andrés Iniesta.
The Argentine scored 91 goals during 2012, an all time record which helped him win the Ballon D’Or for a fourth time.
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Who of Europe’s top strikers will move to England this summer?
After a dreadful start to their Bundesliga campaign, Borussia Dortmund appear to have weathered the storm after going five matches without defeat.