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BREAKING: MESSI FINALLY EDGES RONALDO TO WIN RECORD 6TH BALLON D’OR

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Barcelona and Argentina national team captain, Lionel Messi has tonight written his name in another world record book as the first and only player so far to win the Ballon D’or award for a record 6th time.

The FIFA world Best player beat long time rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender, Vigil Van Dijk to clinch the prestigious and coveted award at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris tonight.

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Van Dijk came second on the night, while Juventus and Portuguese forward who snubbed the award event came third. Senegalese and Liverpool star man was announced in the fourth position.

Messi had been arguably the most talked about favourite with odds of 1/9 right from the 30-man shortlist, despite losing out on the Champions League and Copa del Rey and only lifting the Liga trophy with Barcelona. He did win the European Golden Shoe with 36 goals, though failing to win the Copa America with Argentina this summer could impact his chances

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