Monday, December 02, 2019

Lionel Messi Defeated Ronaldo To Win Sixth Record Ballon d'Or (Photos)

Argentine and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has claimed a record sixth Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday.

The Argentine, who attended with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and his two sons Thiago and Mateo, went into the evening in Paris level with Ronaldo on five Ballon d'Or awards each but now stands alone with six. 

Lionel Messi also claimed a tenth La Liga trophy and a Supercopa de Espana but was denied in the final of the Copa del Rey and was on the wrong end of a 4-0 battering at Anfield that saw Liverpool eventually go on to claim the Champions League title.

He did finish as the top scorer in both the Champions League and La Liga and has already picked up another individual prize in the form of FIFA's 'The Best' Men's award.

Lionel Messi's career-long dual with Cristiano Ronaldo took another fascinating turn as the Barcelona star won his sixth Ballon d'Or award.

Ronaldo was left in third place - his lowest ranking since failing to make the podium in 2010. His calendar year remains impressive, but his numbers fall short of the exceedingly high standards the 34-year-old has set over the years.

Liverpool defender Van Dijk finished second, with team-mates Sadio Mane who finished fourth , Mohamed Salah and Alisson coming in at fifth and seventh position, as the Reds lifted the Champions League and came within a point of winning their first Premier League trophy, losing just one league game all season.

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