Lionel Messi has gained the Ballon d’or 2019 award for the best player in the calender calendar year
Messi beat off stiff competitors from Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and extensive time rival Cristiano Ronaldo to clinch his 6th Ballon d’or, creating him the participant with the most ballon d’ors in historical past
It is been a good calendar year for Messi, who scored extra ambitions than everyone in the 2018/2019 period, winning the La Liga with Barcelona as effectively as the pichichi award for the topscorer in the division.
Other winners on the Ballon d’or gala evening ended up Megan Rapinoe who was named very best ladies participant of the 12 months, with Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Matthijs De Ligt also received the Kopa trophy for ideal younger player of the yr and Allison Becker who received the inaugral Yachine trophy.
5 Africans designed the Ballon d’or top 30 listing with 3 finishing in the major 10 and 2 in the leading 5.
The top rated 10 for the Ballon d’or 2019 is as follows:
1. Lionel Messi – Argentina
2. Virgil Van Dijk – Netherlands
3. Cristiano Ronaldo -Portugal
4. Sadio Mane-Senegal
5- Mohammed Salah – Egypt
6. Kylian Mbappe – France
7. Alison Becker- Brazil
8. Robert Lewandowski- Poland
9. Bernardo Silva -Portugal
10. Riyadh Mahrez- Algeria
With 6 awards, Messi is now the only participant with the most ballon d’or awards in background.