Congratulations Lionel Messi for winning the Ballon d’Or award ahead of Virgil van Dijk. Messi is the first player in the history of football to win the Ballon d’Or award for record-breaking number SIX.
Messi previously won this prestigious award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2015. With this Ballon d’Or, He has now 6 Ballon d’Or, 6 Fifa Best player, and 6 European Golden shoe awards.
This award ceremony held at the Chatelet Theatre in the French capital on 2 December. Messi attend this ceremony with family and other team members of FC Barcelona
After winning the award, Messi in his speech said –
“I want to thank the journalists who voted and who made me deserve this award. Obviously to my teammates, as the club as the team that has made me spend a great year beyond winning or losing. Thank you very much, obviously, you are part of this recognition.”
“I am aware of how old I am and these moments are much more enjoyable because the moment of withdrawal is approaching and it is difficult, I repeat, although I have more years left.”
“It seems that time flies and everything happens very fast. I hope to continue enjoying football, my family and everything I have to live.”
Here are some of the best Twitterati reaction after Messi win the sixth Ballon d’Or –
Messi wins his 6th Ballon d’Or. His numbers this year are once again truly extraordinary. He’s head and shoulders the best player in world football. He plays a game that is both joyous and incomprehensible to mere mortals. The award is totally meritorious. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 2, 2019
Congrats to all the #BalondeOro finalists but #Messi man,he could follow you into a revolving door & still come out 1st. All men are equal in Gods eyes, I`m told…this guy makes you think deeply about that.
6 for the Mozart of our game…. 11 straight for #LaLiga footballers.
— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) December 2, 2019
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) December 2, 2019