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Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d'Or

Dec 03, 2019 16:35 IST

Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d'Or on Tuesday to surpass his and Cristiano Ronaldo's joint-highest of five. Messi received the Ballon d'Or previously in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. While Messi bagged the top honour, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk finished second while Messi's biggest rival Ronaldo came third. World Cup winner & USA skipper Megan Rapinoe won the top award in women’s category. Juventus' defender Mattis De Light won the Kopa Trophy for the best under-21 footballer of the year.