Without a doubt, Lionel Messi of Barcelona had to be crowned the Ballon D’or footballer of the year for the 6th time. No player has ever reached this milestone in the history of football. At 32, the Argentine looks fit as ever to continue to haul in more laurels in the years to come.
Messi got the higher points against his friendly rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who for twelve years had shared the award with him. Luka Modric of Real Madrid was the winner in 2018. With age not on their side, the world may soon begin to see less of the football masters.