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  • David Tyrer

Ballon d'Or rankings leak shows Messi wins once again

Updated: Dec 7, 2019

After the season he's had, culminating in his match-winning display last night, it's surely impossible for anyone to argue that Virgil Van Dijk wouldn't be a worth Ballon d'Or winner.

But we may have to put the celebrations on hold, as a 'leak' on Twitter appears to show that Lionel Messi has, once again, won the award:

In most years, there's little argument against the brilliant Argentinian winning the award. He will undoubtedly go down as the greatest player in history.

Was he the best player in the world last season though? No. He most certainly was not. You only have to witness Van Dijk's performance against him at Anfield last season to see who is more worthy of the award.

It does show that Mo Salah came in second though, quite heftily above Ronaldo, whilst Sadio Mane and Alisson take up places in the top 10.

At this point though, it isn't official. We've seen leaks on social media before that have turned out to be good fakes. But in the meantime, it's something to rage about.

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