Argentinean star footballer Lionel Messi wins six-time Ballon d’Or Awards

World-renowned superstar Lionel Messi from Argentina and Barcelona

World-renowned superstar Lionel Messi from Argentina and Barcelona

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Argentina and Barcelona’s world-renowned superstar Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or of the Year for the sixth time in a career. The 32-year-old footballer was awarded the award at the Chatelet Theater in the French capital, Paris, America’s World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe won the Women’s Football Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or Award for the first time since 2015 and has won over his traditional rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won five Ballon d’Or awards so far. A French magazine organizes the Ballon d’Or Award, considered the largest football award in which journalists around the world vote for the Best Footballer award. Lionel Messi was contested by Liverpool captains Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo for the award. Lionel Messi managed to win the award, while the Liverpool star was second and Cristiano Ronaldo third overall with excellent performance throughout the season. Lionel Messi has been consistently performing well for the past year, scoring 46 goals in 54 matches played in 2019 so far. La Liga scored 36 goals in 34 games and played a central role in making Barcelona a champion last season. Speaking after winning the award, Messi said, “I won my first Ballon d’Or award in Paris 10 years ago today.”


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