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.

 

lionel messi with his sixth ballon d'or

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 –

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