Lionel Messi scoops Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards as Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo also receive accolades
- Barcelona were also winners after scooping Best Club of the Year award
- Player Career Award was given to both Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard
- Jorge Mendes was handed the award for Best Agent of the Year in Dubai
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi triumphed at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai after scooping the Best Player of the Year accolade.
The La Liga giants, who won a historic treble last season, were named Best Club of the Year while chief Josep Maria Bartomeu was awarded the Best President of the Year accolade.
The Argentina forward, who has endured a spell on the sidelines this season, notched 58 goals as Barca enjoyed a memorable treble-winning campaign last season.
Lionel Messi (left) triumphed at the Globe Soccer Awards after scooping the Best Player of the Year accolade
Messi collects his accolade after starring for Barcelona in their treble-winning campaign last term
GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS IN DUBAI WINNERS 2015
Best Player of the Year 2015 - Lionel Messi
Best Club 2015 - Barcelona
Best President 2015 - Josep Maria Bartomeu
Best Media Attraction in Football - Barcelona
Player Career Award- Frank Lampard
Player Career Award - Andrea Pirlo
Best Agent 2015 - Jorge Mendes
Best Coach 2015 - Marc Wilmots
Best Academy 2015 - Benfica
Best GCC Player 2015 - Yasir Al-Shahrani
Best Referee 2015 - Ravshan Irmatov
'It's very nice to receive these awards, but I always say that the team makes it possible,' said Messi. 'It's been an extraordinary year.'
Barcelona, who were also awarded the Best Media Attraction in Football award in Dubai, won five titles in 2015, the Spanish league title, the Copa del Rey, Champions League, European Super Cup and the World Club Cup.
Only the Spanish Super Cup eluded the La Liga club after they were defeated by top-flight rivals Athletic Bilbao.
There were recognitions for New York City pair Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard too, with both players scooping a Player Career Award.
Italy legend Andrea Pirlo was recognised for his career in football, taking home a Player Career Award
Pirlo's New York City team-mate Frank Lampard received the same award after a spectacular career
Jorge Mendes, who represents Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, was handed Best Agent of the Year award
Belgium boss Marc Wilmots (left) was also a winner in Dubai after he was named Best Coach of the Year
Jorge Mendes, who represents Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, was handed the award for Best Agent of the Year, while Belgium boss Marc Wilmots was named Best Coach of the Year.
Elsewhere, Benfica took the Best Academy of the Year award, Ravshan Irmatov was named the Best Referee of the Year and Yasir Al-Shahrani scooped the Best GCC Player of the Year Presented by Kooora award.
Earlier in the day, Messi bumped into Italy legend Pirlo with the latter posting an image of the pair on his Instagram account.
While in Dubai, Messi saw Italy legend Andrea Pirlo and his children, as they posed for a photo
Messi appears to be enjoying his time in Dubai and looked relaxed outside the Burj Al Arab