After 2015 Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or. He scored 54 goals for Barcelona and Argentina in 2018-2019 and won La Liga for Barcelona. It’s a great year for him. Virgil Van Dijk was second and Cristiano Ronaldo was third in the voting.
Women’s Ballon d’Or award goes to Megan Rapinoe, who was a golden ball winner for the USA in 2019 World Cup. She has beaten England defender Lucy Bronze. 2018-2019 season was great for Megan Rapinoe. She got massive success in the World Cup.
Brazilian keeper Alisson won the Yashin Trophy for year best goalkeeper. His closest competitor German international Marc-Andre ter Stegen and another Brazilian goalkeeper Enderson. Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt got Kopa Trophy to the best under-21 player. He is only 20 years old and last season he joined Juventus this summer after a great time with Ajax and contribute to reached Ajax the Champions League semi-finals.
By Messi’s Ballon d’Or Spani’s La Liga got last 11 Ballon d’Or. With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric won it. Only Luka Modric broke the Messi-Ronaldo monopoly on the prize.
Messi said in his speech “Today is my sixth Ballon d’Or. It’s a completely different moment, lived with my family and my children,”
“As my wife said, you must never stop dreaming but always work to improve and continue to enjoy. I am very lucky, I am blessed.
“I hope to continue for a long time. I realize that I am very lucky, even if, one day, retirement will ring. It will be difficult.
“But I still have beautiful years ahead of me. Time goes by very quickly, so I want to enjoy football and my family.”
The Argentine forward notched up 700 appearances for Barcelona. He scored 614 goals with 34 trophies (including ten La Liga and four Champions League trophies). This year he also won the FIFA the best award, Golden boots for top Europian’s league, continuously 11 years scored 30+ goal.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or six times but every year he was incredible. Always he wants to improve, he always gives us surprises by his performance. Now he is the highest Ballon d’Or winner( 20-09,10,11,12,15,19). He is the best player in the world.