Time to crown the best men’s footballer for 2019

The winner of this year’s [2019] Best Men’s Footballer [Ballon d’Or] will be announced tonight, featuring Barcelona star: Lionel Messi, Juventus hero: Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s defensive rock: Virgil Van Dijk making the final three nominees.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi with the La Liga Trophy

Club: Barcelona Nation: Argentina

Age: 32  2019 Achievement : La Liga

Lionel Messi popularly described by many fans as the “GOAT” already has five Ballon d’Or wins and five runners-up trophies in his locker and could well make the podium again. The Argentine scored 54 times for club and country in the 2018-19 season and after an injury-hit start to this campaign, he has scored nine times in seven games in October and November.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo with his first-ever Serie A Title

Club: Juventus Nation: Portugal

Age: 34  2019 Achievement: Serie A, Nations League

Like his rival Cristiano Ronaldo is also attributed as being the “GOAT” by his faithfuls, he won the league championship [Serie A] in Italy, as well as helping Portugal to win the maiden edition of the Nations League. The Portuguese netted 26 times in his first 40 Serie A starts and has moved to 99 international goals for Portugal.

Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk with the Uefa Champions League Trophy

Club: Liverpool Nation: Netherlands

Age: 28 2019 Achievement: Champions League, Uefa Super Cup

Liverpool’s defensive rock Virgil van Dijk is one of the favorite to be crowned the winner of this year’s men’s best footballer, thus becoming the first defender to take the honour in 13 years. The Dutch was the solid rock at the heart of Liverpool’s defense as they went ahead to win the Uefa Champions League and the Uefa Super Cup. [bbc.com]

Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo up for the Ballon D’or

The winner, will be announced tonight in Paris, but who will be crowned as the Best Men’s Footballer for 2019 – Lionel Messi?, Virgil Van Dijk? or Cristiano Ronaldo?.


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