Argentine legend, Lionel Messi, won the Ballon D’or a record sixth time on Monday evening.
It’s the Barcelona forward’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015.
Messi has had a very good year scoring 54 times for his club and country, leading Barca to win La Liga.
The 32-year-old’s win means the Ballon d’Or award has been won by a player from Spain’s La Liga for the last 11 years.
Even if not a surprise, it’s still incredibly impressive. It’s Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and at age 32, he’s looking as strong, quick, and incredible as ever. For a player on the wrong side of 30 to take his game back to a superstar level is incredible, and it had folks thinking nostalgic.
Here’s how the world reacted to it:
Messi wins his 6th Ballon d’Or. His numbers this year are once again truly extraordinary. He’s head and shoulders the best player in world football. He plays a game that is both joyous and incomprehensible to mere mortals. The award is totally meritorious. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 2, 2019
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— Barça Brasil (@BarcaBrasiI) December 2, 2019
The Ballon d'Or once again goes to the greatest player of all time. Football and Barça celebrate another wonderful achievement. Congratulations Leo! https://t.co/Szqngpl5Vv
— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) December 2, 2019
— #BallondOr (@francefootball) December 2, 2019
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 2, 2019
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Gracias a @francefootball y a los periodistas que me votaron. Este premio no lo podría haber ganado sin la ayuda de mis compañeros, tanto del @fcbarcelona como de la @afaseleccion, por eso también es de todos ellos. Y por supuesto es de mi familia, a quienes también se lo dedico, y que tanto me apoyan cada día.
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