Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA
Fifa

Ballon d’Or cancelled this year amid coronavirus disruption

  • Prestigious award has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956
  • Decision was made ‘at least two months ago’ with Lionel Messi winning it a record six times

Topic |   Fifa
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: EPA
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