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Ballon d'Or 2019: will Messi win his sixth prize?

2019-12-02T17:24:34.350Z

Lionel Messi is the favorite among 30 nominees to take the Golden Ball in 2019. It would be the sixth time that the Argentine takes the prize, which will be delivered this Monday at the Théâtre du Châtelet de P…



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(CNN Spanish) - Lionel Messi is the favorite among 30 nominees to take the Golden Ball in 2019. It would be the sixth time that the Argentine takes the prize, which will be delivered this Monday at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Messi won his first Golden Ball in 2009, and then in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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Sergio Agüero, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo also stand out in the list of nominees, who equals Messi with 5 Golden Balls to date.

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- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) December 2, 2019

Before the award there will be a red carpet through which the nominees and comitivas will pass and then there will be a cocktail. In addition to the Golden Ball, the Kopa trophy, the best sub21 player, the female Golden Ball, and the Yashin trophy for the best goalkeeper will be awarded.

Ranked at the 18th place of the 2019 #ballondor ⤵️ @ AntoGriezmann 🇫🇷 @ FCBarcelona

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- #BallondOr (@francefootball) December 2, 2019

The ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. local time, that is, at 4:30 p.m. Argentina and 2:30 p.m. Colombia / Mexico.

France Football will broadcast the ceremony live on its website. Watch it here

In 2018, Croatian Luka Modrić won the prize. In 2017 and 2016 it was in the hands of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the previous year, 2015, was Messi.

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These are the male Golden Ball nominees:

Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Frenkie de Jong (Ajax and Barcelona)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Dušan Tadić (Ajax)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Donny van de Beek (Ajax)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax and Juventus)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples)
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Real Madrid)
Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
João Félix (Benfica and Atlético de Madrid)

France Football awards this award since 1956.

Nominated for the Women's Golden Ball:

Kosovare Asllani (Tacon)
Sarah Bouhaddi (Olympique de Lyon)
Lucy Bronze (Olympique de Lyon)
Nilla Fischer (Linköping)
Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Olympique Lyon)
Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns)
Amandine Henry (Olympique de Lyon)
Sofia Jakobsson (Tacon)
Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars)
Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique de Lyon)
Marta (Orlando Pride)
Lieke Martens (Barcelona)
Viviane Miedema (Arsenal)
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
Wendie Renard (Olympique de Lyon)
Sari van Veenendaal (Athletic)
Ellen White (Manchester City)

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Source: cnnespanol

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