Sports Desk – Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was voted the world’s best footballer on Monday night. Messi was awarded the record Ballon d’Or title for the sixth time at a ceremony organized by France Football Magazine. Messi became the first player to win the Ballon d’Or title in the world most times. With this, he has also defeated the legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or title five times. At the same time, Megan Repino of America won the best player title for the second time among women.
After winning the Ballon d’Or title, Messi said, “10 years have passed when I first received this honor.” At that time I was 22 years old and had arrived here with my three brothers. I hope to play more football next year. I know that the retirement age is close. That’s why I’m living every moment. “
Football celebrities were involved in this award ceremony held in Paris. For this award, 30 best players of the world were included for this award, including Leon Messi of Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool.
|Messi’s major trophy haul|
|La Liga (10)||2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15,2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19|
|Copa del Rey (6)||2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18|
|Champions League (4)||2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15|
|Ballon d’Or (6)||2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019|