Lionel Messi Wins Ballon D'Or: Mateo And Thiago Messi Steal The Show
By Mike Parrott
Lionel Messi has just won his sixth Ballon D'Or in his career. However, his kids Mateo and Thiago, like normal have stolen the show with their reactions.
Lionel Messi has capped off an amazing 2019 with another Ballon D'Or to his trophy haul. His sixth in his career which pushes him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for the most Ballon D'Or's for any player.
Messi was handed the award by 2018 Ballon D'Or winner, Luka Modric at the ceremony:
Even though Messi was obviously proud to win another Ballon D'Or to add to his haul, it was his kids who reacted like the biggest fans in the World.
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Mateo and Thiago Messi accompanied their Dad, Lionel as well as their Mother, Antonella Roccuzzo:
Mini Messi doing his best Marcel Desailly impression? pic.twitter.com/akIU5VGv0T- Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 2, 2019
Messi's six Ballon D'Ors now take him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and puts him at the top spot for most Balln D'Ors won in a career.
Cristiano Ronaldo came third with Virgil Van Dijk coming second to round out the podium. Sadio Mane barely missed out on the podium, with an African player not making the top three podium since George Weah won it in 1995.