Lionel Messi bags another award

Legendary footballer, Lionel Messi has bagged another Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris.

The Barcelona star moved ahead of his long term competitor, Cristiano Ronaldo to claim this prestigious record, seeing off Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus’ Ronaldo. The football star hit a record-breaking 54 goals for his club and country in the 2018-19 season.

The 32-year-old star held off the challenge of Holland center-back Van Dijk, whose brilliant performances helped Liverpool to the Champions League title.

Sadio Mane finished fourth, Cristiano Ronaldo third while Virgil van Dijk came close in second behind Messi.