The Truth: How Lionel Messi Beat Christiano Ronaldo For The FIFA Best Player 2019

Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the best men's player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan as Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize.

It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world's best, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

The 32-year-old Argentine helped Barcelona win La Liga and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Here is why FIFA felt Lionel Messi was a better player than Christiano Ronaldo in 2019

 

Other winners in other categories’ were;

Best Women’s player award

Megan Rapinoe

Best Men’s Coach of the Year

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Klopp was nominated for the award along with two other Premier League bosses - Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.

Best Goalkeeper

Alisson

Best Fair Play Award

Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds Utd

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