New consecration for Lionel Messi. The Argentinian has just won the “Fifa The Best Award” for best player of the year 2019, during a ceremony held in Milan. The Pulga was ahead of the Dutchman Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Individual prices are a secondary thing for me. The important thing is the collective. But it’s a special moment for me to be here with my wife and two of my three children,” said Messi.
Messi finished top European scorer (36 goals) of the season and Spanish champion with Barça. But he stopped in the semifinals of the Champions League.
American Megan Rapinoe won the FIFA Best Award for best player of the year, beating compatriot Alex Morgan, with whom she won the 2019 World Cup, and England’s Lucy Bronze.
Liverpool’s German coach Jürgen Klopp has been voted best male coach of the year 2019.