Lionel Messi has been revealed as Ballon d’Or 2019 winner.
In a leaked report in Spain, the Barcelona ace will win the award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo have won five Ballon d’Or awards each since dominating the football space Lionel Messi has been revealed as the winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or 2019 award ahead of his close challenger Cristiano Ronaldo, inside source claims.
According to report by Soccer Laduma citing insider source in Spain, the Barcelona star will beat his rival to the individual award. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football scene for a decade and have won five Ballon d’Or awards each among numerous awards.
Recently, the Argentine forward was crowned the FIFA best men’s player after surviving a stiff competition from Portuguese and Liverpool centre-back van Dijk who previously won the UEFA best player gong in August 2019.
Super Eagles star beats Man City’s Sterling, Chelsea’s Jorginho to Premier League landmark The decision led to displeasure in football with Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum recently linking “football mafia” factor as the reason behind her son not winning more individual awards. With eyes fixed on the football award slated for December 2, the Argentine forward has also been tipped as favourite winner for the sixth time.