2019 Ballon D’or Winner: Lionel Messi Wins Award for the 6th Time

  • Lionel Messi is the overwhelming favourite to win a sixth Ballon d’Or at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris tonight.
2019 Ballon D'or Winner: Lionel Messi Wins Award for the 6th Time

The Barcelona star leads a 30-man shortlist, with Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo expected to finish on the podium. There is no place for last year’s winner Luka Modric, though his Real Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard are in the running.  


Van Dijk is one of seven names from Liverpool, while Manchester City have five nominees, Tottenham have two and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the sole representative from Arsenal. 

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