Ballon d'Or Award 2019: Argentina striker Lionel Messi in the men's category and Mega Reppino, the superstar of America's World Cup-winning team in the women's category, are considered strong contenders for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2019 award. Celebrities from the football world will participate in this grand event on Monday in Paris. Five-time winner Lionel Messi is in the race for the Ballon d'Or Award, which is likely to be preferred over Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo. Last month, 30 players were nominated for the Ballon d'Or awards given by France Football Magazine, from which the best will be selected based on the votes of 180 journalists in the world.
Star player Lionel Messi of Spanish club Barcelona scored 36 goals in the last La Liga season and played a key role in making his team the champion. Although Messi's performance in Copa America with Argentina did not hold that level, he is still in the race for the award for the sixth time. Lionel Messi had earlier won the awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Recently, there was news in the Spanish media that Messi has been decided to win the Ballon d'Or and he has also been informed about it. The last time Luca Modric had achieved this honor, breaking the tradition of Messi and Ronaldo. On the other hand, Reppino's claim in the women's category is strong and she is considered a strong contender for this award ceremony to be held at the Charlotte Theater. Cristiano Ronaldo has also won this award five times.