"If you give the Ballon d'Or to the best player of this generation then you should give it always to Lionel Messi".
In the most surprising aspect of the bombshell revelation, the Juve star may be set to miss out on the first three spots, although the five-time victor has never finished lower than second over the last eight seasons. Messi is expected to win the award after following up a stellar 2018/19 season with ten goals in 13 appearances for Barcelona.
Messi scored in the Champions League final against Manchester United in Rome, while he netted 38 goals in all competitions for Barcelona. The other factor that strengthens the Argentine's claim to win the Ballon d'Or is that the FIFA Award victor has gone on to win both the honours. Voters handed Messi the accolade by a whopping 240-point margin, with the diminutive Argentine gaining 473 points out of a possible 480, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in second (281 points) and Barcelona teammate Xavi in third (170 points). Here are the 10 clubs with the most Golden Ball winners!
The 34-year-old midfielder, the standout player at the June-July tournament, succeeded Norway's Ada Hegerberg who did not take part in the World Cup.
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Messi had been typically sensational throughout the 2010/11 season, netting 53 goals in 55 club games.
The LaLiga pairing are followed by the cream of the crop from Serie A, with Juventus and AC Milan both boasting eight Ballon d'Or winners to their respective names, while Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich round out the top five with five titles.
Ballon d'Or 2019 Award Ceremony Date and Time, Live Streaming: The Ballon d'Or ceremony will be organised by France Football, where the best men's player and women's player will be adjudged after voting by journalists from around the world.
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At one point he looked like the favourite, but Messi already pipped him to FIFA's The Best title in September. So far this year, Messi has 41 goals in 44 games.
"It's the Ballon d & # 39; Or for Messi this year", Captain Juve told Sky Sport Italia at the Gran Gala del Calcio Awards in Milan on Monday.
It was a year after the end of the day for Real Madrid's Luca Montreal, which ended Messi and Ronaldo's rule, but that was the decision that upset Ciellini.
Liverpool were the European champions, but their players couldn't win the award. The Argentinian player makes history being the only player in the world with sixth awards.
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