Register Login Scores

Ballon d’Or

2019 Ballon d'Or Winner Leaked?

The winner of this year's Ballon d’Or will be announced next Monday, but it has now been claimed that name of the 2019 Golden Ball winner has already been leaked.

Click through the gallery above to see Messi's Ballon d'Or wins so far.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Lionel Messi has been told he will win the illustrious award, which would make it his record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or.

A team from France Football reportedly travelled to Barcelona to inform the Argentine of his victory, even though the official gala will only be held on 2 December.

The editorial team is understood to have met Messi for an interview and to take cover photos, which will appear in France Football's print magazine on the day after the official announcement.

Earn Airtime & Data With Soccer Laduma's Social Media App - Download Now 

Messi, who was named The Best FIFA Men's Player earlier this year, is one of the favourites for the 2019 Golden Ball, alongside longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk, who won UEFA's Player of the Year accolade in August.

If the reports are true, the 32-year-old Blaugrana talisman would become the first player in history to lift the award six times.

Messi won it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, while Ronaldo lifted it in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Read: The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

Meanwhile, last year's Golden Ball winner, Luka Modric, did not even make it among the nominees this time around.

Do you think Messi deserves to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or? Have your say in the comments section below.


Vote And Win! Who Is Your Favourite Left-Winger?

Login to participate


The Stars Who Would've Won Ballon D'Or If Not For Messi & Ronaldo


Top 5

Motupa Breaks Silence On Downs Interest

63 Jan 23, 2020 03:38 PM in PSL

UEFA Announce 2019 Team Of The Year, Salah Snubbed

13 Jan 15, 2020 02:46 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs’ Surprise Star On Verge Of New Contract

19 Jan 22, 2020 01:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

17 Jan 14, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Millions: The Most Expensive Combined XI In SA

41 Jan 22, 2020 04:14 PM in PSL

The 10 Highest-Attended Football Matches In 2019

21 Jan 19, 2020 08:00 PM in World News

Eight Deals At Chiefs? - Talks Open Up At Naturena

102 Jan 21, 2020 02:25 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates To Pounce On International Striker?  

46 Jan 20, 2020 12:15 PM in Orlando Pirates

Pitso: Chiefs Is On A Honeymoon, So Many Wins!

290 Jan 19, 2020 06:55 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

How Downs Were Second Best In Musona Race

40 Jan 20, 2020 07:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Pirates Reveal Plan For Sam After Debut

23 Jan 22, 2020 01:46 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Move Abroad Back On For Pirates’ Shonga?

61 Jan 22, 2020 07:24 AM in Orlando Pirates