Messi wins big at 2019 Ballon d’Or: Complete list of Winners

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The Ballon d’or is one of the prestigious awards celebrating football icons. Over the years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have each won the Men’s Ballon d’Or category five times.

Didier Drogba,  former Ivorien French player and Sandy Heribert, a French English TV Presenter hosted the awards ceremony which held at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris on December 2, 2019.

However,  2019 edition of the prestigious Awards saw Lionel Messi scooping up the 2019 best player of the year award, therefore breaking the tie, with his sixth win.

Messi also beat the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, a skilled Liverpool defender , Kylian Mbappe of France to clinch the prize.

Men’s Ballon d’Or

  1. Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona) – Winner 
  2. Virgil van Dijk (NED/Liverpool)
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Juventus)
  4. Sadio Mane (SEN/Liverpool)
  5. Mohamed Salah (EGY/Liverpool)
  6. Kylian Mbappe (FRA/PSG)
  7. Alisson Becker (BRA/Liverpool)
  8. Robert Lewandowski (POL/Bayern Munich)
  9. Bernardo Silva (POR/Manchester City)
  10. Riyad Mahrez (ALG/Manchester City)

Women’s Ballon d’Or

  1. Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC) – Winner 
  2. Lucy Bronze (ENG/Lyon)
  3. Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando Pride)
  4. Ada Hegerberg (NOR/Lyon)
  5. Viviane Miedema (NED/Arsenal)
  6. Wendie Renard (FRA/Lyon)
  7. Sam Kerr (AUS/Chicago Red Stars)
  8. Rose Lavelle (USA/Washington Spirit)
  9. Ellen White (ENG/Manchester City)
  10. Dzsenifer Marozsan (GER/Lyon)

Kopa Trophy

(Best player under 21 on December 31)

  1. Matthijs de Ligt (NED/Ajax Amsterdam then Juventus) – Winner 
  2. Jadon Sancho (ENG/Borussia Dortmund)
  3. Joao Felix (POR/Benfica then Atletico Madrid)

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Yashin Trophy

  1. (Best goalkeeper, presented for the first time)
  2.  Alisson Becker (BRA/Liverpool) – Winner 
  3. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GER/FC Barcelona)
  4. Ederson (BRA/Manchester City)

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