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Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d'Or

IndiaTimes Monday, 2 December 2019
Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award on Monday. He beat Virgil van Dijk, the runner-up, and third-placed Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who has won the award five times. Messi had previously won in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Megan Rapinoe won the women's Ballon d'Or after leading the United States to a record-extending fourth World Cup title in France this year.
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Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d'Or crown at a ceremony in Paris. The Barcelona star moved ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take outright ownership of the record, seeing off Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus' Ronaldo.The Argentinian struck 54 goals for club and country in...

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