Lionel Messi crowned as the World Best Player of the Year again through the 2019 Ballon d’Or trophy in a ceremony at the Theater du Chatelet, Paris.
The Ballon d’Or 2019 poll was compiled from the votes of 180 international journalists around the world. The Barcelona Megastar and 32-year-old Argentine striker won the most votes based on the results of the vote.
Vote Result for 2019 Ballon d’Or
- Lionel Messi 686 points
- Virgil Van Dijk 679 points
- Cristiano Ronaldo 476 points
- Sadio Mane 347 points
- Mohamed Salah 178 points
Messi won the prestigious 2019 individual trophy after leading Barcelona winning the Spanish League and the 2018-2019 Spanish Super Cup. Lionel Messi also completed the competition last season as the top scorer of the Spanish League and Champions League and won the European Golden Boot at the end of the season.
Surpassing Ronaldo’s record
Messi now has six Ballon d’Or trophies, surpassing Ronaldo’s record who has won five times the awards. In the last 11 years, Messi and Ronaldo are competing in the race for the Ballon d’Or trophy.
Last year was the only Ballon d’Or that was not won by them, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or last year. Now the trophy (Ballon d’Or) falls back into the Messi hands who has become a winner subscription