Messi Wins Record Sixth FIFA Best Player Award


Argentina and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, won Men’s Player of the Year at the Best FIFA Football Awards for a record sixth time last night

in Milan.

USA’s 2019 Women’s World Cup star, Megan Rapinoe emerged winner of the Best Woman award.

Messi was voted ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

The 32-year-old Argentine who helped Barcelona win La Liga and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, previously won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp won the men’s Coach of the Year.

Klopp was nominated for the award along with two other Premier League bosses – Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool beat Spurs in the Champions League final in June and came second in the Premier League in 2018-19.

The Reds have also won all six league matches at the start of 2019-20.

“It is great, nobody expected this 20, 10, five, four years ago that I would be standing here,” said…

Source: Thisday Newspaper