Last updated on September 24, 2019
The FIFA Greatest Awards 2019 took place in Milan on Monday at Which Lionel Messi won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday with Megan Rapinoe bagging the women’s Trophy to Cover a Historical Season for the United States’ World Cup Pub. Messi’s success came as a surprise for a lot of people because he leapfrogged Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Djik into the name although the Dutch defender won the UEFA participant’s award last month later helping Liverpool into the Champions League last year.
The captains and trainers in the respective teams across the globe had a vote in deciding the winner and Indian soccer team skipper Sunil Chhetri and trainer Igor Stimac also played a role in the procedure.
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While Chhetri picked Van Djik because of his best taste with Messi and Mohamed Salah since the next two alternatives. Stimac, on the other hand, chose Ronaldo using Van Djik and Hazard as his following two choices.
The two Messi, 32, and Van Dijk, 28, are currently in the running for the coveted Ballon d’Or that is announced on December 2.
Rapinoe beat fellow World Cup winner Alex Morgan and England’s Lucy Bronze into the women’s name, together with US coach Jill Ellis winning women’s training award.
The 34-year-old Rapinoe won the Golden Boot to be high scorer and the Golden Ball for the best player in the World Cup and became the surface of the championship for her outspoken views on US President Donald Trump.
Messi was leading scorer in the Champions League last year with 12 goals before Barcelona were thrown out by Liverpool from the semi-finals, Barca throwing a three-goal first-leg lead with a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Anfield.