Messi wins file sixth males’s Ballon d’Or award

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Soccer Soccer – The Ballon d’Or awards – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France – December 2, 2019 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi with the Ballon d’Or award Information/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Information) – Argentina’s Barcelona ahead Lionel Messi claimed the boys’s Ballon d’Or award for a file sixth time on Monday.

The 32-year-old, who lifted the coveted trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, beat Liverpool’s Champions League winner Virgil van Dijk in a vote of worldwide journalists.

Messi received Spain’s Liga title with Barca this yr and led Argentina to 3rd place on the Copa America in July.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Enhancing by Ken Ferris