Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or award in Paris on Monday. Messi brought the 2019 award to his collection alongside the Ballon d’Or awards from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk turned into second in the polling this year, observed by means of Cristiano Ronaldo, who shared the file of five Ballon d’Ors with Messi until Monday.
On Tuesday, the very last standings were released and it became discovered that this year’s award becomes one of the closest ever. Messi won with 686 factors and Van Dijk in second, got 679 factors. So the Barcelona and Argentina famous person clinched the Ballon d’Or through just seven points.
An overall of 176 international reporters voted for the 2019 Ballon d’Or, with reporters from Europe and Asia vote casting for van Dijk, at the same time as journalists from Africa, Oceania in addition to North and South America voted for Messi, at least in keeping with a record within the Evening Standard.
If van Dijk had gained, the dutch would have succeeded Fabio Cannavaro as the first defender to have won the Ballon d’Or because of 2006.
In fact, Messi’s overall of 686 was less than closing 12 months’ winner Luka Modric, who had won it with 753 points.
2019 Ballon d’Or Points:
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 686
2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 679
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 476
four. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 347
five. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 178
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 89
7. Alisson (Liverpool) – 67
eight. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – forty-four
9. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 41
10. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – 33
United States captain Megan Rapinoe received her first Ballon d’Or, at the same time as Juventus defender Matthijs De Light won the Kopa Trophy for the satisfactory below-21 player, and the inaugural Yashin Trophy given to the yr’s pleasant guys goalkeeper went to Liverpool’s Alisson.