Ballon d’Or 2019: Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win awards

• Barcelona’s Messi picks up sixth Ballon d’Or• Rapinoe beats England’s Lucy Bronze into second placeLionel Messi was named the best player in the world for a record sixth time when he took home the Ballon d’Or at an awards ceremony in Paris on Monday.The Argentinian moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the trophy five times and finished third in the men’s rankings this time behind Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. Megan Rapinoe, star of USA’s World Cup winning side, won the women’s award. Continue reading…