Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d’Or award, overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi became the first men’s footballer to win the Ballon d’Or award for a sixth time, taking the award for the world’s top men’s player Monday at a Paris gala.

The Argentina forward scored 46 times for club and country in 2019 — including the only goal in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Sunday. He also helped the Camp Nou side win La Liga.

The 31-year-old beat out Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk,

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