Messi out, Tadic in? The weirdest Ballon d'Or votes

Lionel Messi

The margin of victory may have been narrower than he's used to, but it was no surprise that Lionel Messi won the 2019 Ballon d'Or on Monday.

The Barcelona forward fought off strong competition from Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to scoop the prize for a record-extending sixth time, which places him one clear of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished third this time around.

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