Messi wins Ballon d’Or for the sixth time

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Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a cer­e­mony in Paris yes­ter­day, beat­ing Liverpool duo Vir­gil van Dijk and Sa­dio Mane to take the hon­ours. Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth over­all as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cris­tiano Ron­aldo. Messi suc­ceeds Luka Mo­dric, the Real Madrid and Croa­tia mid­fielder who won the prize last year.

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