Argentine Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win Ballon d\u2019Or <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/francefootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1201600595611787271&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Ffootball%2Flive%2F2019%2Fdec%2F02%2Fballon-dor-2019-football-awards-messi-van-dijk-rapinoe-live" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">award<\/a> for a record sixth time on Monday.\r\n\r\nMessi topped the list followed by Virgil van Dijk (2nd), Cristiano Ronaldo (3rd), Sadio Mane (4th), and Mohamed <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/mohamed-salah-ranked-5th-in-ballon-dor\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Salah (5th)<\/a>\r\n\r\nThe ceremony was held at \u201cTh\u00e9\u00e2tre du Ch\u00e2telet\u201d in Paris, France, but the Liverpool star Mo Salah did not attend the event.\r\n\r\nIn September, the Argentinian iconic player beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA player of the year award for a record sixth time.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/francefootball\/status\/1201600595611787271\r\n\r\nLast year, Barcelona midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 prestigious award, ending seven years of dominance by Ronaldo and Messi.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_75605" align="aligncenter" width="1524"]<img class="wp-image-75605 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/luka-modric.jpg" alt="Luka Modric won 2018 Ballon d\u2019Or" width="1524" height="860" \/> Luka Modric won 2018 Ballon d\u2019Or[\/caption]\r\n\r\nLiverpool keeper Alisson won the best goalkeeper award. \u201cIt\u2019s a great honor. I am blessed and grateful," Alisson said after scooping the award.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis is the first time for Messi to win this award under the name "Ballon d\u2019Or."\r\n\r\nIn 2019, the Argentinian international won the Spanish League with Barcelona. He made thirty caps with Barca, scoring thirty goals and making nine assists. With his national team, he played ten clashes, netting five goals and making three assists.