Wins His Sixth Golden Ball
Lionel Messi created history by winning his sixth career Ballon d’or
The 32 year old FC Barcelona and Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi makes history after becoming the first ever to win the 6th ballon d’or.
Lionel Messi contributed for both club and country and scored 56 goals and 21 assists in his 60 appearances.
Luka Modric the 2018 Ballon d’or winner presented Lionel Messi with the 2019 golden ball.
Messi won the golden ball leaving behind the Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk at 2nd position and his all-time great rival the Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo at 3rd position.
After collecting the award Messi said in his acceptance speech:
“I want to thank all of the journalists who voted for me, as well as all of my teammates at Barcelona and on the Argentinean national team, as they made me enjoy this year so much. You are all part of this incredible award. Ten years ago I won my first Ballon d’Or, at the age of 22. What was happening was unthinkable. Today I receive my sixth, in a moment that is completely different and very special on a personal level, with my wife, three sons, brothers and nephew, I still have the desire to continue growing and improving every day, enjoying football like I have been since the age of 1 or 2 years old. I don’t need individual awards to continue chasing the collective objectives that we have. I hope to continue enjoying many more years of football and my family”
The six time ballon d’or winner said “He still have the desire to continue growing and improving every day”
Lionel Messi also won the FIFA BEST PLAYER AWARD OF THE YEAR earlier this year.
Lionel Messi for sure had a great year creating history.
We All wish Lionel Messi to a great future.