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BREAKING NEWS: Barca star Messi set new Ballon d'Or record

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/12/2019

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has set new Ballon d'Or record after claiming his crown for the sixth time in footballing history.

The 31-year-old Argentina international has first claimed the prize in 2009 followed by 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 overtake arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo who had won five.already.

Liverpool defender Van Dijk finished second after winning the Champions League, while Juventus forward Ronaldo came third with Africa of the Player nominee Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and teammate Alisson coming in at fourth, fifth and seventh respectively.

Messi claimed a tenth La Liga trophy and a Supercopa de Espana after outstanding year in front of goal for Barcelona hitting 40 strikes this calendar year and registering a further 17 assists to boot plus topping top scorer in both the Champions League and La Liga and has already picked up another individual prize in the form of FIFA's 'The Best' Men's award.
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