LIONEL MESSI WINS HIS SIXTH BALLON D’OR
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won his sixth Ballon d’Or.
The 32-year-old beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.
Messi becomes the first player to win the award on six occasions, having been tied with Ronaldo on five, and wins it for the first time in four years.
Their duopoly was broken last year as Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric claimed the prestigious prize, but the Barca forward has now collected a record sixth Golden Ball.