Lionel Messi won the sixth Ballon d’Or 2019. Argentinian player named the best player in the world for the sixth time. Barcelona’s player had three years break from the last personal trophy from France Football. It was a perfect night for Lionel, but when we saw full votes document, it was interesting how Van Dijk missed this chance.
Barcelona’s player won Ballon d’Or 2019 with only a few votes
As you may know, France Football shortlisted only four players from around the globe. France Football gave us information about Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, and Lionel Messi. It was apparent that Messi and Van Dijk were the main rivals. English football fans wanted Van Dijk to be crown because of a perfect season. At the same time, Spanish football fans believe that Messi is the best last season.
What are the achievements of Van Dijk?
Virgil could win the Champions League with Liverpool. Keep in mind that Liverpool had a perfect come-back against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the semi-final of the tournament. Van Dijk himself played a significant role in a match at Anfield and led Liverpool into the final.
At the same time, Van Dijk became the best player in the Premier League of last season. According to official statistics, no one could dribble away from Van Dijk. Liverpool’s coach, Jurgen Klopp, still believes that Dutch defender had a perfect season that no one could come up with.
What are the achievements of Lionel Messi?
Argentina’s attacking midfielder won La Liga with Barcelona. Lionel was indeed the best player in Barcelona as he leads the way to the Primera trophy. At the same time, Lionel became the best player in Spanish Primera. Messi also won the golden boot as he scored more goals last season than anyone could do.
Lionel could not win the Champions League or Copa America with Argentina, but on a personal level, he was unmatched according to journalists
Winning with only seven points
If we take a look at the document with official votes from the world’s journalists, Lionel won with only seven points. Barcelona’s player could come up with 686 points, while Virgil had only 679.