Messi Becomes the Favorite of 2019 Ballon D’or Awards Ahead Van Dijk and Ronaldo

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Situation set to favor Lionel Messi, Virgil Van Dijk and Christiano Ronaldo in 2019 ballon D’or awards tonight. But Messi becomes the favorite of 2019 ballon D’or awards ahead Ronaldo and Van Dijk in Paris.

The Argentine has had beautiful moments with Barcelona this season and is likely to take home the men’s award. After he helps Barca to win La Liga title twice successively.

Messi becomes the favorite of 2019 ballon D’or awards ahead Ronaldo and Van Dijk in Paris.

Whereas, the Netherland, Virgil Van Dijk is the closest opponent. After playing a key role for Liverpool to win the sixth European Cup in June 2019.

However, the Portuguese, Christiano Ronaldo is also in view to win the men’s award. Ronaldo records an incredible year helping Juventus to another Serie A glory. Also winning the UEFA Nations League with his country, Portugal.

Moreover, following the rumor, the Argentine footballer might retake the trophy he last got in 2015. And might overtake his constant rival Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or awards.

Meanwhile, the Juventus forward is not in his full self this season. In relation to this, Ronaldo is third favorite to win his sixth Ballon d’Or, behind Van Dijk and Messi.

Several questions whether the Portugal Footballer will be present in Paris for the ceremony is popular. Especially when he feels his chance to win is low.

Subsequently, Ronaldo did not attend the FIFA ‘Best’ awards in September because he did not win. 

And, according to reports, the Portuguese superstar has decided not to attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday night. Instead, he might attend the Gran Galà Del Calcio tonight in Milan, where he might receive a Serie A-related award.

Another worry is whether Messi will get his sixth Ballon d’Or before his eternal rival Ronaldo? Can the Juve star bear to watch his competitor go ahead of him in Ballon d’Or titles once more?

Lionel Messi and his family at the ceremony in Paris
Luka Modric winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or ahead of Messi and Ronaldo
Robert Lewandowski on the red carpet tonight

Other Shortlisted Players for 2019 Ballon d’Or are below:

Champions League winner, Liverpool players dominates the nominations following the powerful Virgil Van Dijk. Along goalkeeper Alisson Becker, defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, then forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Also, Premier League champions, Manchester City have five players including Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling in the nomination.

However, Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min of Tottenham also features. The Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Real Madrid forward, and former Chelsea star, Eden Hazard also makes it. 

Consequently, the women category has Megan Rapinoe as the favorite of the women’s award. Greatly contributing to the United States World Cup win while Lucy Bronze of England also features. Lucy won Champions League with Lyon and fellow England teammate Ellen White joins the list.

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