Lionel Messi did on Monday claim his sixth Ballon d'or and overtaking again Cristiano Ronaldo in the battle for the most vundende the Ballon d'or.
Messi had before Monday evening has not won the award since 2015, whereas his eternal rival in the debate on who is the best player in the world, Ronaldo, had won the award two times.
In 2017 equalized Ronaldo to 5-5, and it is admitted Messi in an interview Monday night did hurt the self-esteem:
- When Ronaldo came up on the side of me - I have to admit, it did a bit hurt that I was no longer alone at the top.
Ronaldo won in 2017. Photo:FRANCK FAUGERE/Ritzau Scanpix
- On the other hand, so deserved it, and there was nothing I could do about it.
With his sixth award as the world's best footballer is Messi, however, once again alone at the top, and he is also the player in history who has won the most Ballon d'ors.
It does not mean, however, that the sprightly argentinian necessarily sees himself as the best player ever.
- honestly, I know it is not, said Messi, when he was asked who was the best player in history.
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Messi has more Ballon d'or than rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: FRANCK FIFE/Ritzau Scanpix