This is how the first 10 places of the 2019 Ballon d’Or were left, the time Messi won again

Leo Messi lifted the Ballon d’Or in 2019 | Kristy Sparow / Getty Images

The classification of the Ballon d’Or 2019 was exciting. Leo Messi beat Van Dijk by the minimum and won his sixth individual award.

Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) 686 points

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Messi achieved his sixth golden ball | FRANCK FIFE / Getty Images

Not even the disaster against Liverpool managed to prevent Leo Messi from winning the Ballon d’Or. The Argentine won his sixth award and surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo.

Virgil Van Dijk (England, Liverpool) 679 points

Virjil Van Dijk won the Champions League | VI-Images / Getty Images

The Dutchman closed a perfect 2019. He won the Champions League and touched the Nations League. He became, without a doubt, the best defender in the world throughout the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real, Madrid, Juventus) 476 points

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Cristiano lifted Serie A and the Nations League | Stefano Guidi / Getty Images

The Portuguese lifted Serie A in his first year with Juventus. In addition, the Portuguese won the Champions League with his country. Cristiano had a great year collectively and individually, but it was not enough to win.

Sadio Mané (Senegalese, Liverpool) 347 points

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Sadio Mané won the African Ballon d’Or | KHALED DESOUKI / Getty Images

The Senegalese forward of Liverpool shone individually and collectively. First, he managed to win the Champions League with Liverpool. Later, he was runner-up with Senegal in the Africa Cup. And finally, individually, he won the African golden ball.

Mohamed Salah (Egipto, Liverpool) 178 puntos

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Salah was the best of 2019 | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images

The Egyptian managed to get into the top 5 for the first time. Vital in winning the Champions League with Liverpool, Salah was one of the most decisive players on the planet.

Rounding out the top10 are also familiar faces:

6th Kylian Mbappé (France, PSG) 89 points

7th Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool) 67 points

8th Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich) 44 points

9th Bernardo Silva (Portugal, Manchester City) 41 points

10th Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City) 33 points

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