Lionel Messi Claims World's Best Playmaker Award 2019 For Fourth Time
By Mike Parrott
Lionel Messi has won the IFFHS Award for World's best Playmaker in 2019. Messi beat Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
Messi is known as one of the best Playmakers of his Generation and the International Federation of Football History & Statistics have given him an award for that with their annual Playmaker award.
The diminutive Argentine received 299 points from the IFFHS who received over 214 points higher than second. De Bruyne came in second place with 85 points. Roberto Firmino and Bernardo Silva rounded out the top five of the award.
The IFFHS award for the World's best playmaker gives points to players based off of their performance as a playmaker throughout the season.- totalBarça (@totalBarca) November 28, 2019
Lionel Messi got 299 points, 214 more than second place.
This is the same player who won the golden boot for scoring the most goals.
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Football experts in 90 countries from all continents were again impressed by the regular performances of Messi, who holds the all-time record of the IFFHS most Awards with ten in nine years.
Lionel Messi vs Borussia Dortmund- WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 28, 2019
Goals -- :one:
Assists -- :two:
Dribbles -- :one::one:
Rating -- :one::zero:
The @FCBarcelona sensation is our Champions League player of the week :clap::clap::clap:
For more player stats -- https://t.co/NPattigrQO pic.twitter.com/5Lzivz3L6g
Messi is now tied with former teammate, Xavi with four playmaker awards to their names.
The Argentine has also won four awards as top division scorer for the IFFHS as well as two awards for top International scorer.