Fans Hangout: Is Lionel Messi The Best Player In The World By Merit?


Barcelona Captain, Lionel Messi was rewarded with the Ballon d’or Award last night, ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dirk and Juventus’s Cristaino Ronaldo.

But, lot of football fans have disagreed with the choice of Messi, especially how he and his team bowed out of the Champions league in the hands of Virgil’s Liverpool team.

Last night’s award was Lionel Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or, marking him out as the most successful player in the history of the prestigious award, and has surpassed close rival, Cristaino Ronaldo.


Amid the grumblings over whether the brilliant Argentine really ‘deserves’ this latest recognition over his peers, then, some perspective is needed: if the Ballon d’Or was truly decided on pure talent and excellence on the football pitch Messi would boast far more than six in his overflowing trophy collection.

The Argentine has shown how talented he is over the years, and has continued to perform at the highest level, irrespective of his age or success over the years, as he keeps soaring for more success in his career.