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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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.