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Lionel Messi wins The Best 2019

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Lionel Messi wins The Best 2019. EFE

Lionel Messi wins The Best 2019

Cecilia by Cecilia @besoccer_es - 21 +35k

The Argentine Barcelona star has won 'The Best' FIFA award 2019 for the first time since its current format was created. He is awarded for his exploits in LaLiga, his efforts in the Champions League as Barcelona's captain, and his performance with Argentina in the Copa America. The award is given to a player based on their respective achievements during the period from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2019 inclusive, and it is compiled by a panel of experts in men's football.

Lionel Messi was awarded 'The Best' FIFA player in Milan for his exploits both on a club level and with his national team. This marks the Argentine's first 'The Best' award since it was separated from the Ballon d'Or in 2016. 

The Barcelona superstar beat Champions League winner Virgil Van Dijk and Nations League and Serie A winner Cristiano Ronaldo to the award, proving once again that his individual talent is enough to surpass any possible rivals.

Although the living legend has already reached his 32 years of age, his individual performance was masterful once again, leading his club of more than ten years to another LaLiga title, Copa del Rey final and Champions League semi-final as the captain. 

He scored 51 goals throughout the season and gave another 19 assists, and it seemed like the painful Champions League elimination could have swayed the vote, despite having topped the competition's scoring charts with 12 goals, but the Argentine superstar has done it yet again. 

On a national level, he lead Argentina to a third-place finish in the Copa America, although not without it's a fair share of controversy, claiming the CONMEBOL was rigged. 

However, it seems the Golden Boot that he achieved the previous season and his constant brilliant quality, performances and statistics throughout were enough to beat the other two candidates - Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk, no less.

With this award, the Argentine solidifies his status as the best football player in the world with his mind-boggling performance throughout the season. 

 

 

 

 

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