HE WAS NOT THE FAVOURITE

BOMB! Messi conquers the FIFA The Best by in front of Van Dijk and Cristiano

Published:23/09/2019 - 22:05h

Updated:24/09/2019 - 02:57h

The prognoses remained to a side this time and Leo Messi, for surprise of part of the press, won this Monday with his first FIFA The Best 2019, by in front of Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Virgil Go Dijk posited like the big candidate to carry the prize to Better Player of the past season in the gala of the prizes FIFA The Best 2019, but finally has not been like this. This year it has remained showed that the individual merits really explain also in the decisions of the FIFA, and in spite of have not won the Champions League neither the Glass America, Leo Messi erigió winner of the FIFA The Best 2019.

Against all prognosis, Gianni Infantino pronounced the name of the '10' as better player of the past season, when having conquered LaLiga with the FC Barcelona and no only have been the maximum scorer of the Spanish competition, but also of the Champions League and Boot of European Gold. In reality Leo Messi had it everything of face to win the prize, but the fact that Virgil go Dijk had won previously the distinction of the UEFA to Better Player situated him above the Argentinian in all the quinielas.

The Dutch also had reasons to win the award, when having carried in the last months the UEFA Champions League with the Liverpool and have arrived until the final of the UEFA Nations League with Holland. It achieved besides that the past campaign any forward was able to dribble him, something unthinkable and that plants him like the best defender of the actuality in the international football.

But in this sport always finish throwing more those that mark the goals, and Leo Messi is specialist in this. In addition to the successes mentioned previously, the player of the FC Barcelona was one of the maximum assistants of Europe and, although it did not win the Champions neither the Glass America with Argentina, led to both teams until the round of semifinals.

In the two cases lost against the champions of the respective tournaments, the Liverpool and the selection of Brazil. Already it can say, in any case, that has conquered a prize FIFA The Best for the first time. Cristiano Ronaldo carried the two first editions, and Luka Modric the past after the fantastic season that completed with the Real Madrid and the selection of Croatia.

This time, although 'The Flea' and Go Dijk were very equalised, has been the Argentinian the one who has finish imposing by general vote. The Theatre The Scala of Milan could see the reaction of a footballer that surely did not expect win the prize, and to the that are used to to matter him more the collective titles. In any case, the 51 goals that annotated in 50 official parties -12 of them in Champions- do him just winner of the prize.

Impressive list of winners of Leo Messi

Now, Leo Messi explains already with five Balloons of Gold (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015), in addition to the FIFA World Player 2009 and the FIFA The Best 2019. Also it has six Boots of Gold at most goleador of the European leagues: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. An individual list of winners envidiable, and that converts him, from the day of today, in the big candidate to carry the Balloon of Gold 2019 that will deliver in Paris on 2 December.

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