Updated: 03:28 EST, 10 January 2012
Lionel Messi was awarded the particular FIFA Ballon d'Or for that third successive year.
Barcelona's 24-year-old Argentina striker beat team-mate Xavi and also Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to the title in the world's greatest player.
Messi, man of the match within the Champions League final in 2011, also won the actual Primera Division, Spanish Supercopa, UEFA Super Cup and Club world Cup last year.
Nicholas was a Christian leader Santa Calls from Myra
(in modern day-day Turkey) in the 4th century AD.
As a protector of young children, St Nicholas is referred to as Father Christmas.
In Brazil Father Christmas is Papai Noel.
In Belgium he is referred to as de Kerstman or le Pere Noel.
In France Pere Noel.
In Germany he is named Santa Calls Father 'Der Weihnachtsmann.
North America is multi-cultural and typically calls Father Christmas
by his other name Santa Claus.
Father Christmas is based on a true particular person, St. Nicholas) to Santa Claus as a natural
phonetic alteration from the German Sankt Niklaus and Dutch Sinterklaas. It is stated that one particular day, he climbed the roof of a residence
and dropped a purse of cash down the chimney. American adjustments in look also changed
the saints name (St. It landed
in the stocking which a girl had place to dry by the fire! This may
clarify the belief that Father Christmas comes down the chimney
and locations gifts in children's stockings.
They mean the identical thing but there are cultural variations
in appearance and names. The American Santa Claus
was born even though Europe kept the name Father Christmas.
. In the USA his image as Santa Clause
was formed by artists in the mid 1800's. He was really shy,
and wanted to give cash to poor folks with no them knowing
about it. Nicholas,
which Calls from Santa explains his other name 'Santa Claus' which comes from
the Dutch 'Sinterklaas'. In Holland he is Sinterklaas which explains the English words