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The Guardian newspaper rewards Messi as the best player of the year

Published:20/12/2019 - 20:22h

Updated:20/12/2019 - 20:22h

2019 is being the year of Leo Messi when it comes to his individual performance. After 'The Best' and the Golden Ball, in the English newspaper 'The Guardian' they have also chosen the best player of the year

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Although the FC Barcelona did not attain to win neither the Glass of Rey neither the Champions League, this 2019 has been the year of Leo Messi. The Argentinian forward has gone back to dominate in Europe and at last has recovered his throne with his sixth Balloon of Gold. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric removed it to him in the previous seasons, but this course the '10' of the Barça has showed intractable.

In addition to the prize awarded by the magazine 'France Football', the rosarino also did with his first 'The Best' and with the Boot of Gold that accredited him at most goleador of Europe. These attainments, added to LaLiga that won the Barcelona, have been sufficient reasons so that the captain culé recover his crown. But before finish the 2019, in the newspaper 'The Guardian' have gone back him to reward with another award more.

Messi has been the best footballer of the year for the half English, surpassing to others like Virgil go Dijk, Sadio Mané or Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentinian carried 9.158 votes of a jury composed by 239 experts on football of 63 different countries. Of those more than 200 experts, 23 are players in active. In second position, the same that sucedió in the Balloon of Gold, finds Go Dijk, with 8.849 votes.

The central Dutch was the leader of the Liverpool champion of Europe and is being one of the key pillars so that the 'reds' are dominating this campaign in the Premier League. Following to the Dutch in this list of the 100 better of 2019 finds his mate Mané. The Senegalese, that is now msimo the big mainstay of the ones of Klopp up, had 8.383 votes to put in this podium. Cristiano finish third with 8.172 votes. Mohammed Salah, Kylian Mbappé, Robert Lewandowski, Raheem Sterling and Alisson followed him.

The '10' of the Barcelona and of Argentina is not the only culé that is in this list. Frenkie Of Jong finished tenth in the vote, after his big year with the Ajax and with Holland. Marc-André ter Stegen, that is going out with the Barça, brushed the 'top 20' and finish 21º. Antoine Griezmann, in spite of have not had his best campaign, reached the place vigesimo fifth. Luis Suárez, that neither was especially fine, is still in him the position vigesimosexta. Jordi Alba (65º), Arthur Melo (77º), Sergio Busquets (79º) and Gerard Hammered (82º) completed the list of footballers culés.

The presence madridista in the list

By part of the Real Madrid, there is a total of seven players between the 100. Only Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema find between the 20 first, with the Belgian fourteenth and the French in the twentieth position. Sergi Bouquets (36º), Toni Kroos (44º), Luka Modric (45º), Casemiro (61º) and Varane (73º) completed the list. Signal also that by part of the merengues a yielded like Achraf Hakimi coló in the place 90º and by part of the Barça another loaned like Coutinho in the 100.

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