PICS: Messi's rumoured suit for the Ballon d'Or could be his most sensational yet 4 years ago

PICS: Messi's rumoured suit for the Ballon d'Or could be his most sensational yet

Lionel Messi is renowned for many things.

Sublime dribbling skills, perfectly weighted through-balls, unerring finishes...and his sublime/ridiculous sense of style.

What exactly Messi will wear to each Ballon d'Or ceremony has become almost as keenly awaited as the award itself.

Rarely does the impish genius disappoint. Much like his playing style, the cut of his suit is maverick, individual and often defies convention.

We have enjoyed...

Cheeky prom date (Ballon d'Or 2010)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2010 : News Photo

Pintsize Hugh Hefner (Ballon d'Or 2011)


Cruise ship crooner (Ballon d'Or 2012)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012 : News Photo

Las Vegas magician (Ballon d'Or 2013)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 : News Photo

Fabulous mobster (Ballon d'Or 2014)

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014 : News Photo

But this year's outfit could be his best/worst yet. Introducing...

Royal pyjamas...