Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d'Or award at a ceremony in Paris. The Argentinian beats Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus' Ronaldo. Virgil van Dijkranked second, Cristiano Ronaldo finished third and Liverpool's Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d'Or race. World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the prestigious award in women’s category. Luka Modric who won the 2018 Ballon d’Or presented the award to Lionel Messi. Messi, who already won Best Fifa Men's player award and European Golden Shoe earlier this year, reclaimed the Ballon d'Or he last won in 2015.
Messi's stats in 2018-19: La Liga: 36 goals, 13 assists Champions League: 12 goals, 3 assists