1. Arturo Vidal, on his way to Milan to close his transfer with Inter
  2. Bale is back
  3. Bale is close to Tottenham but is not closed
  4. Real Madrid close the sale of Reguilón with Tottenham
  5. Man Utd announce Donny van de Beek transfer and will wear No 34 shirt
  6. James Rodríguez will be Everton’s new player in the Premier League
  7. Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1 (5-4 pens): Aubameyang gives Arsenal the Community Shield
  8. Barcelona fires its law firm for advising Messi
  9. BODYARMOR Becomes Official Sports Drink of Inter Miami CF
  10. Inter Miami CF Announces Diego Alonso’s Full Technical Staff
  11. This is Barcelona fans’ new year request…
  12. Welcome back to Milan; the second coming of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  13. Ronaldo defies the law of gravity to score a goal against Sampdoria
  14. What a boring goaless El Clasico !!!
  15. Let’s talk about UCL round of 16 fixtures
  16. Jurgen klopp signs contract extension with Liverpool till 2024
  17. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  18. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  19. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  20. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  21. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  22. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  23. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  24. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  25. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  26. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  27. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  29. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  30. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  31. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  32. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  33. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  34. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  35. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  36. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  37. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  38. José Mourinho next club
  39. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  40. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  41. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  42. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  43. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  44. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  45. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  46. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  47. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  48. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  49. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  50. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  51. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  52. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  53. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  54. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  55. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  56. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  57. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  58. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  59. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  60. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  61. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  62. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  63. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  64. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  65. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  66. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  67. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  68. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  69. Nani Joins Orlando City
  70. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  71. Crisis in Dortmund
  72. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  73. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  74. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  75. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  76. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  77. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  78. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  79. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  80. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  81. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  82. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  83. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  84. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  85. UEFA report highlights Jurgen Klopp’s astonishing Liverpool job as Reds compete with incredible finances of Man City

 

And the winner of the ballon d’or for 2019 goes to…

Lionel Messi

It was a well deserved win for Lionel Messi and nobody can doubt or query the outcome of the award.

To win a single ballon d’or is really difficult and require a lot of discipline on and off the pitch,

But to win it a record 6 times is just absolutely phenomenal.

And he did it triumphing over 2nd place Virgil Van Dijk (who many thought would have won it because of the UCL victory) and his arch rival Ronaldo who came third and was also absent at the award night in Paris preferring to be in Milan receiving Serie A footballer of the year award at the same time Messi was crowned do the record 6th time.


The last time he won the ballon d’or was in 2015 when he led his team to another treble winning year.

Since then, Ronaldo got 2 consecutive ballon d’or to catch up at 5 awards for both players,

And Luka Modric won last year award for his UCL and 2018 world cup exploits.


A well deserved honor:

The Lion of the tribe of Rosario made football history by claiming soccer individual most prestige award.

He had a fantastic season helping Barcelona to retain the la liga trophy and winning the highest goal scorer in all Europe,

His only undoing was the devastating defeat he and his teammates suffered at Anfield.

But overall he was heads and shoulders above every other player this year.


Conclusion:

What more can I say, Messi is a genius, a calibre of player we should be grateful to watch in our lifetime because it might take us 14 generations to come to witness another footballer that will come close.

And ge hasn’t finished yet ,because I see him winning this prestigious award one more time before he finally hangs his boots.

All hail the new king of soccer…

All hail the GOAT…

Lionel Messi.

Author: Okechukwu Ekemezie

The football doctor, Passionate football writer.
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The football doctor, Passionate football writer.