Lionel Messi was adjudged the winner of the Men’s Ballon D’or for 2019 ahead of Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, pushing his tally of Ballon D’ors to six.
Barcelona icon Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon D’or after winning the Men’s Ballon D’or for 2019 ahead of Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, who finished ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Reds teammate Sadio Mane.
Fans, official twitter handles and more celebrated the greatness that is Lionel Messi.
The Only. One. Ever.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 2, 2019
Messi wins his 6th Ballon d’Or. His numbers this year are once again truly extraordinary. He’s head and shoulders the best player in world football. He plays a game that is both joyous and incomprehensible to mere mortals. The award is totally meritorious. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 2, 2019
Leo Messi becomes the first player in history to win 6 Ballon d’Or awards, and he’s not done yet.
— Team Messi (@TeamMessi) December 2, 2019
— BeksFCB (@Joshua_Ubeku) December 2, 2019
Lionel Messi will forever be the greatest footballer of all time. The stats and accolades just help back the statement up. We will never see a talent like him in our lifetime. Blessed to have seen him play in person.
— Lav (@LavCFC) December 2, 2019
Football’s own God,
Greatest to have ever graced the game
One of life’s great joys 💙#MESSI In the words of the great Johan Cruyff – ‘Thank God that Messi exists’ #6thBallonDor pic.twitter.com/KX1fFIl820
— Shivarshi Bajpai (@shivarshi) December 2, 2019
Virgil van Dijk finished second, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed the top three for the Men’s Ballon D’or 2019. The women’s Ballon D’or was won by Megan Rapinoe while Alisson Becker became the first ever recipient of the Yashin trophy, which is given to the best Goalkeeper and is named after legendary keeper Lev Yashin.
The win marks Messi’s sixth Ballon D’or, making him the most successful player in history of the aforementioned trophy.