Lionel Messi wins record sixth Ballon D’Or .
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi 🇦🇷 was crowned the World’s Best Player for the First time since 2015 claiming a Record sixth Men’s Ballon d’Or Award 🔮 after having strong competition from the Likes of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk.
It is the First time since 2010 that Ronaldo has Failed to Rank in the Top two.
Messi’s stranglehold on the Golden ball began in 2009, which is when he claimed the treble under Pep Guardiola and then set off on an unprecedented run of 4 straight wins that was Interrupted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo, then at Real Madrid, Ruled for 2 straight editions before Messi, this time on Luis Enrique’s watch, sealed another club triple crown in 2015 and was handed a Record fifth Golden ball for his troubles.
Owing to Ronaldo’s part in Los Blancos Lifting the Champions League in 2016 and becoming the first team to retain it twice in 2017, the Portuguese Eventually Drew Level with the Club and Country Captain.
Making #Excuses for his Absence from the Gala, Ronaldo was Not ❌ Present to see Messi Pip him once more and, with the Juventus striker now aged 34 and showing signs of winding down, Perhaps for all Eternity.