Messi won the Ballon d’Or by just seven points.


Messi won the Ballon d’Or by just seven points.

Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday night, beating Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to the award, but it could hardly have been closer.

The Barcelona captain received a total of 686 points, just seven more than the Dutchman’s 679.

Cristiano Ronaldo was third in the final list, but some way behind on 476 points.

Another big gap split third and fourth, with Sadio Mane following the Portuguese on 347 points.

The 2019 Ballon d’Or top 10

1. Lionel Messi – 686 points
2. Virgil van Dijk – 679
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 476
4. Sadio Mane – 347
5. Mohamed Salah – 178
6. Kylian Mbappe – 89
7. Alisson Becker – 67
8. Robert Lewandowski – 44
9. Bernardo Silva – 41
10. Riyad Mahrez – 33

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