Lionel Messi 2019 Ballon d'Or winner
Soccer Laduma|4 December 2019
Messi claims record Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo snubs gala

The battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another climax. After it seemed that their reign at the top of world football had come to an end last year, the Argentine has returned to the summit of the beautiful game. It turned out Luka Modric was just a mere placeholder for one of the protagonists to reclaim the trophy they had dominated for 10 years in row. But this one – Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or and the 11th won by either him or his longstanding rival over the past 11 years – feels different in many ways…

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