For the sixth time in his career can increasing the argentinian Lionel Messi let himself shelf as the recipient of the Ballon d'or award which is the symbol of that he is the best player in 2019.
Messi received the prestigious prize handed out at a show in Paris. He won the award ahead of the dutchman Virgil van Dijk in second place, while Cristiano Ronaldo finished as the number three.
Lionel Messi had family in Paris. photo: Ritzau Scanpix
he Thus becomes also the record holder alone in this context. Until Monday evening, both he and portugiseren Cristiano Ronaldo five Ballon d'or awards.
Then follows the French Michel Platini, as well as the Dutch Marco van remain the last team, and Johan Cruyff, each with three.
Blue book for Lionel Messi
The argentine football star Lionel Messi has been a part of the fodboldes world's top league, since he got the debut in the FC Barcelona first team in 2004.
Since, the attacker has been able to celebrate a lot of triumphs.
on Monday he could add yet another honor to his resume, when he for the sixth time in his career, received the Ballon d'or-the glory as the world's best footballer.
Here is a blue book for the attacker:
* Name: Lionel Andrés Messi.
* B: 24. June 1987 (32 years).
* place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina.
* Nationality: Argentinian.
1994-2000: a youth player in Newell's Old Boys (Argentina).
2001-2004: youth player in the FC Barcelona.
2004-: FC Barcelona (614 goals in 701 matches).
the 2005: 138 matches for Argentina (70 goals).
* Selected records:
Ten Spanish championships.
Six Spanish cup titles.
Four Champions League titles.
the OLYMPIC gold with Argentina in 2008.
the WORLD championships with Argentina in 2014.
Named for the WORLD cup's best player in 2014.
Winner of the Ballon d'or 2009-2012, as well as in 2015 and 2019.
Named as the world's best player at The Best Fifa football Awards: 2009-2012, 2015 and 2019. (The Ballon d'or and fifa's ranking of the world's best were beaten together for one price in 2010-2015).
Sources: fcbarcelona.com, transfermarkt.com
Messi was the first prize in 2009, and he ended up grabbing the four times in a row.
Then had the Barcelona player wait for 2015, before he got the award for the fifth time.
American Megan Rapinoe won the women's award, which she received via a video link. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
In the 2016 and 2017 won Ronaldo, while kroaten Luka Modric got the last year of the farms at the WORLD cup, where Croatia reached the final and in the Champions League, Modric won with Real Madrid.
could this year do it for Messi, that Barcelona had to see themselves beaten by Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.
Barcelona, the strokes, in contrast to the top of the Spanish league.
It is the sixth time, Lionel Messi wins the traditional price. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Here are the last 10 winners of the Ballon d'or:
Here are the most recent 10 years of winners:
2019: Lionel Messi (Argentina/ Barcelona)
2018: Luka Modric (Croatia/ Real Madrid).
2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Real Madrid).
2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Real Madrid).
2015: Lionel Messi (Argentina/ Barcelona).
2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Real Madrid).
2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Real Madrid).
2012: Lionel Messi (Argentina/ Barcelona).
2011: Lionel Messi (Argentina/ Barcelona).
2010: Lionel Messi (Argentina/ Barcelona).
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