Messi sets record by winning sixth Ballon d'Or

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-12-03 07:53
Barcelona's Lionel Messi with his six Ballon d'Or trophies, Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France, Dec 2, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS - Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona claimed the 2019 Ballon d'Or here on Monday, making the record of winning the award for the sixth time.

Before the ceremony, both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had won the award for five times.

This time, Messi edged out Virgil Van Dijk, who helped Liverpool to win the title of the Champions League last season.

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