Argentinian Barcelona striker Lionel Messi wins Gold Ball in 2019

Today in Paris, Argentine striker Barcelona Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball for the sixth time in his career, awarded to the best footballer in the world by the weekly France Football.

Recall that this honorary trophy was won by three Ukrainian forwards: Oleg Blokhin received the Golden Ball in 1975, Igor Belanov in 1986, and Andrey Shevchenko, the current national coach of Ukraine in 2004.

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