BREAKING: Lionel Messi Wins Ballon D’or For Sixth Time

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Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, on December 1, 2019.
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Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to take the honours.

Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Messi succeeds Luka Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who won the prize last year.

AFP

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