Lionel Messi won the France Football men’s award for the sixth time

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was awarded the 2019 Ballon d’Or on Monday in Paris, picking up the prestigious Golden Ball trophy for a record sixth time: The Argentina international beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, Reds forward Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned the world’s best player yet again. Lionel Messi won the France Football men’s award for the sixth time, with Virgil van Dijk second and Cristiano Ronaldo in third