Lionel Messi who happens to Barcelona’s main man for a world record of 4th time has been named the IFFHS award winner for world’s best play-maker of the year 2019. Messi beat off competition from Madrid star Eden Hazard and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. Considered football genius of his generation, Messi failed to win Champions League but guided Barcelona to the La Liga last season.
The IFFHS award for the World’s best playmaker gives points to players based off of their performance as a playmaker throughout the season.— totalBarça (@totalBarca) November 28, 2019
Lionel Messi got 299 points, 214 more than second place.
This is the same player who won the golden boot for scoring the most goals.
Magnificent Messi claimed award with 299 points ahead of the Man City star who came second with 85 points. The Argentine faces stiff competition from his close rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s centre-back Virgil van Dijk ahead of this year’s award gala slated for December.