Argentina and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2019 during the grand
award ceremony at the posh Teatro alla Scala in Milan on Monday night, Completesports.com reports.
With his latest decoration at the FIFA The Best Awards 2019, Messi has won the prestigious honour a record six times, one ahead of Juventus and Portugal talismanic forward, Cristiano Ronaldo who has been so crowned on five occasions.
Messi, Ronaldo and Liverpool Liverpool/ the Netherlands defender, Virgil van Dijk, were the three finalists for the award. And it was the Argentine who mounted the podium to be decorated.
Megan Rapinoe won her first ever Best FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, for being outstanding in the USA’s FIFA Women’s World Cup title feat in July.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, a UEFA Champions League title winner, won the Best FIFA Men’s coach, while Jill Ellis of USA scooped the women’s version of the award
THE BEST FIFA AWARD 2019 WINNERS
The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019: Lionel Messi
The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019: Megan Rapinoe
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2019: Jill Ellis
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2019: Alisson Becker
Winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award 2019: Marcelo Bielsa & Leeds United
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2019: Sari van Veenendaal
Winner of the FIFA Fan Award 2019: Silvia Grecco
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2019: Jurgen Klopp
Winner of the FIFA #Puskas Award 2019: Daniel Zsori
FIFA FIFPRO WORLD 11
Alisson Becker (BRA) – Liverpool
Matthijs de Ligt (NED) – Ajax / Juventus
Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid
Virgil van Dijk (NED) – Liverpool
Marcelo (BRA) – Real Madrid
Luka Modric (CRO) – Real Madrid
Frenkie de Jong (NED) – Ajax/Barcelona
Eden Hazard (BEL) – Chelsea/ Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Juventus
Kylian Mbappe (FRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi (ARG) – Barcelona
FIFPro WOMEN’S WORLD XI
Sari van Veenendaal (NED) – Arsenal / Atletico Madrid
Lucy Bronze (ENG) – Olympique Lyonnais
Wendie Renard (FRA) – Olympique Lyonnais
Nilla Fischer (SWE) – VfL Wolfsburg / Linkopings
Kelley O’Hara (USA) – Utah Royals
Amandine Henry (FRA) – Olympique Lyonnais
Julie Ertz (USA) – Chicago Red Stars
Rose Lavelle (USA) – Washington Spirit
Megan Rapinoe (USA) – Reign FC
Marta (BRA) – Orlando Pride
Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride
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