Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Best award after receiving more votes than Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.
A big congratulations to the Argentina and FC Barcelona captain as he has been named the best male player of the year. It is Messi’s first individual award since 2015 and is now on 6 best player of the year awards which is a record.
Lionel Messi’s achievements for this season with FC Barcelona:
Spanish Super Cup
UEFA Champions League top scorer
Most assists in La Liga
Most free kick goals
Scoring 51 goals in 50 games
With Argentina, he was part of the team which finished in third place at the Copa America.
Lionel Messi voted for Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Frenkie de Jong, in that order.
Virgil Van Dijk voted for Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in that order.
Cristiano Ronaldo voted for Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Kylian Mbappe in that order.
Congratulations to Lionel Messi!