genius – someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; “Lionel Messi, the Argentina and Barca mercurial playmake is a genius. The end.”;
Simply said, he brings magic to the beautiful game, hence he totally deserved the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award.
Btw, the goal above which was scored by Matthew Burrows of Glentoran of Ireland (one of the goal of the year award’s candidates) is AWESOME! Back heel during injury time tuu! He’s so unlucky not to bag home the Puskas Award.