Ballon d'Or 2019 results: Top ten and winners from the France Football ceremony

ALEX YOUNG
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Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for a sixth time, more than any player in history.

The Barcelona star moved ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take outright ownership of the record, seeing off Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Juventus' Ronaldo. The Argentinian struck 54 goals for club and country in the 2018-19 season.

The 32-year-old held off the challenge of Holland centre-back Van Dijk, whose performances helped Liverpool to the Champions League title.

Van Dijk could have been the first defender to lift the Ballon d'Or since Italy's Fabio Cannavaro in 2006, but Messi meant he had to settle for second place.

Ballon d'Or winners list 2019 in full

1) Ballon d'Or winner: Lionel Messi - read the full story!

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2) Virgil van Dijk

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3) Cristiano Ronaldo

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4) Sadio Mane

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5) Mohamed Salah

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6) Kylian Mbappe

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7) Alisson Becker

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8) Robert Lewandowski

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9) Bernardo Silva

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10) Riyad Mahrez

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11) Frenkie de Jong

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12) Raheem Sterling

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13) Eden Hazard

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14) Kevin De Bruyne

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15) Matthijs de Ligt

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16) Sergio Aguero

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17) Roberto Firmino

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18) Antoine Griezmann

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19) Trent Alexander-Arnold

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20) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dusan Tadic

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22) Heung-min Son

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23) Hugo Lloris

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24) Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

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26) Georginio Wijnaldum, Karim Benzema

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28) Joao Felix,​ Marquinhos, Donny van de Beek

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Shortlist positions still to be confirmed

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