Barcelona Star Player, Lionel Messi Wins 2019 Ballon d'Or Prize For Record 6th Time

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Barcelona star man, Lionel Messi won a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to take the honours.
Now aged 32, it is Messi's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished third in the voting.

Messi, who attended the ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in the French capital with his wife and children, succeeds Luka Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who won the prize last year.

The Barcelona number 10 previously won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012 before claiming his fifth Ballon d'Or in 2015.

This latest honour comes after he also claimed FIFA's equivalent award, The Best, in September.

"It is 10 years since I won my first Ballon d'Or here in Paris and I remember coming here with my three brothers, I was 22 and it was all unthinkable for me what I was going through," Messi said on stage.

Congratulations to Lionel Messi

-- jahlovesme (m) at 3-12-2019 12:53AM
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hmmm staged award...ojoro
-- Asterimou (m) at 3-12-2019 12:57AM
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Messi d great! Congrats. You always one step ahead of that baby Rona
-- scottchris (m) at 3-12-2019 09:45AM
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Scammm......when will it not be mercy and ronaldo?

-- Asterimou (m) at 3-12-2019 10:22AM
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Quote from: scottchris on  3-12-2019 09:45AM
Scammm......when will it not be mercy and ronaldo?
It was last season. They are simply the best