PARIS (Reuters) - Argentina’s Barcelona forward Lionel Messi claimed the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record sixth time on Monday.
The 32-year-old, who lifted the coveted trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, beat Liverpool’s Champions League winner Virgil van Dijk in a vote of international journalists.
Messi won Spain’s Liga title with Barca this year and led Argentina to third place at the Copa America in July.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris
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