Messi received a record sixth Golden Ball


Lionel Messi received another Golden Ball, and thus for the sixth time he was recognized as the best football player in Europe according to the French magazine France Football.
Forward “Barcelona” and the Argentine national team became the champion in the number of these awards. Prior to presenting the award today, he stood on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo, each of whom received the Golden Ball award five times (including the FIFA Golden Ball - as the award was called in 2010-2015).
The Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Liverpool defender Dutchman Virgil van Dyck also claimed the title of best soccer player.
Recall that last year the Golden Ball was won by the Croatian national football team and Real Madrid Madrid, Luca Modric, and this year he did not even get into the TOP-30 applicants.
The Golden Ball is an annual soccer award, also known as the Best Soccer Player of the Year Award in Europe. The award was established by the editor-in-chief of France Football magazine, Gabriel Ano, who asked his colleagues to vote for the best player of the year in Europe in 1956. 

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