WATCH | The moment Lionel Messi makes history (again) by winning sixth Ballon d'Or

03 December 2019 - 13:39 By Zama Luthuli

Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Argentina's wonder striker, has cemented his place in history, taking home the coveted Ballon d'Or for the sixth time.

Lionel Messi described claiming a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award in Paris on Monday as “unimaginable”. He beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to bag soccer's most prestigious individual trophy.

The Argentine, who won the La Liga title with Barcelona, but only managed third place in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 trophies.