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
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
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
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
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
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