Lionel Messi, the star and captain of Barcelona, was crowned the sixth golden ball in its history after the great and most wonderful year of the flea with the Catalan giant.
— #BallondOr (@francefootball) December 2, 2019
Messi won the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the 2018-2019 season in Milan.
— Match Day (@MatchDaay) December 2, 2019
The 32-year-old held off the challenge of Holland centre-back Van Dijk, whose talismanic performances helped Liverpool to the Champions League title.
Messi added another Ballon d’Or to the Best FIFA Men’s award in 2019, while Liverpool’s Van Dijk had claimed UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year.
11 years, 6 Ballon d’Ors for Messi 🐐 pic.twitter.com/MZP5bNVv2a
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 2, 2019