Barcelona playmaker, Lionel Messi appears set to win a record sixth Ballon D’or award. The Argentine international is in a tough contest for the award with European champion and Liverpool centre back, Virgil Van Dijk.
According to Giveme sport, the Argentine is current favourite with the bookmakers to win the coveted prize ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk. Messi, 32, will go head-to-head with the Portuguese and Dutchman alongside other nominees in the 30-man list line-up for the individual prize.
Messi has already won the award five time; in 2009,2010,2011,2012 and 2015. If he wins the 2019 awards he would become the player to have won it the most.