Argentina great Lionel Messi won the coveted Ballon d’Or trophy for the record sixth time in Paris.
The Barcelona forward Messi beat his nearest competitors Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk and the Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi became the only person on the planet to claim six Ballon d’Or titles simultaneously capping the tag of the best player.
The 32-year old Messi said, he is lucky and will continue football for some years and thanked the support of his family and fans worldwide.
The Argentine superstar had won the previous five Ballon d’Or titles in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.