Messi tops Van Dijk and Salah to Win 2019 Ballon D’Or
Messi wins 2019 Ballon D’Or award for the 6th time in his career. The Argentine forward and Barcelona striker had been the heavy favourite to lift the trophy on Monday evening in Paris, ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Ballon d’Or frontrunners Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi both provided timely reminders as to why they are in contention to pick up France Football’s coveted award on Monday.
Mohamed Salah made up the top three, while Sadio Mane and goalkeeper Alisson Becker come in at fifth and sixth respectively.
One of the most surprising aspects of the list is perhaps the revelation that Cristiano Ronaldo may be set to miss out on the top three. The five-time winner has never finished lower than second for each of the last eight seasons.
The picture, which was doing the rounds on social media on Sunday, placed Messi first ahead of Van Dijk, with Mohamed Salah third and Cristiano Ronaldo fourth.
Iker Casillas of Real Madrid and was once a team-mate of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the legendary goalkeeper has suggested that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time.
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