The six-time world footballer Lionel Messi and football world champion Megan Rapinoe have been awarded the Ballon d'Or in Paris. There was disappointment for FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski. Mesessi of Spanish champions FC Barcelona prevailed in the election run by specialist journalists from around the world ahead of Champions League winners Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool FC and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) ,
According to consistent media reports, Ronaldo had not even come to the meeting of the international football elite and instead attended the almost simultaneous award ceremony of the Italian Football Association in Milan. There, the Portuguese was awarded as the best player of the Italian league in the past season. World footballer Rapinoe won ahead of Lucy Bronze (England) and her compatriot Alex Morgan. The election is carried out by the journal "France Football" .Lionel Messi: Sixth Ballon d'Or "was unthinkable" For Messi it is the sixth award with the Golden Ball, thus he outstripped his great rival Ronaldo (5) .The German national team Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) and Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique Lyon) were among the nominees, as were Lewandowski. The Pole just finished eighth. "I remember my first Balloon d'Or, it was unthinkable that I would now win my sixth," said Messi.BVB star Jadon Sancho second best U21 playerThe Kopa Trophy for the best player under 21 years, the Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus Turin) won ahead of the Englishman Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund). Also the Leverkusen Kai Havertz was nominated. In the election for the best goalkeeper, the Brazilian Alisson from Liverpool prevailed before Stegen.Bislang last of a total of five German laureates of the Ballon d'Or was in 1996 Matthias Sammer.Zwischen 2010 and 2015 took place Elected on the basis of a deal with France Football under the umbrella of the World Federation FIFA and was chosen as World Player of the Year award. Since 2016, the prize is again lent on its own by "France Football". However, the FIFA World Player still chooses the 2019 Ballon d'Or to read: +++ Lionel Messi makes the race +++ The balloon d ' Or 2019 goes to Lionel Messi. The Argentinian is with six wins now sole record holder before Cristiano Ronaldo (five). Second place went to Virgil van Dijk. Cristiano Ronaldo takes third place ahead of Sadio Mané +++ Who will become Modric's successor? +++ "France Football" is still delaying the tension. But soon we know who will succeed Luka Modric. +++ Many prominent winners +++ The award has been presented since 1956. An overview of all winners can be found here. +++ Messi, Mané, van Dijk or CR7? +++ In a few moments, the Ballon d'Or follows for the best footballer. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mané and Virgil van Dijk are among the last four remaining candidates. +++ Megan Rapinoe Best Footballer +++ Megan Rapinoe wins the award for best footballer. The US American triumphed in the past World Cup and was consequently the clear favorite. +++ Alisson Becker clears away +++ However, there is no way around Alisson Becker. The FC Liverpool goalkeeper grabs the Yashin Trophy, which will be awarded for the first time this year. By the way, the German duel goes to Marc-André ter Stegen, who finished second to Manchester City's Ederson. +++ Who will be the best goalkeeper? +++ Now the best goalkeeper in the world is chosen. Also, the two DFB stars Manuel Neuer and Marc-André ter Stegen are in the selection. +++ Robert Lewandowski missed the top 5 +++ Meanwhile, "France Football" announces the next placements for the Ballon d'Or. Robert Lewandowski finished eighth and missed the top five. +++ Matthijs de Ligt best U21 pro +++ But Matthijs de Ligt clears the prize. Last year, the center-back reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with Ajax Amsterdam before joining Juventus last summer. BVB professional Jadon Sancho takes second place. Joao Felix is third. +++ First decision coming soon +++ The first prize will soon be awarded for the best youngster, the Kopa Trophy. Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz can hope for the Bundesliga. +++ Last year's winners on stage +++ Now last year's winners Ada Hegerberg (best footballer), Kylian Mbappé (best U21 player) and Luka Modric (best footballer) enter the stage and look back on their victory. +++ Nominees in Focus +++ After the welcome, all the nominees will be presented in a video. We'll soon know who will hold the Ballon d'Or. +++ The gala is over +++ Sandy Heribert and Didier Drogba enter the stage. The Ballon d'Or 2019 can begin. +++ The tension increases +++ So slowly the Theater du Chatelet fills up. The event will start in a few minutes. +++ Where is CR7? +++ According to correspondence media reports, Cristiano Ronaldo stays away from the ceremony today. At least the superstar has not been spotted on the red carpet yet. +++ Luka Modric is one of the contestants +++ In 2018 Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or. This year, the Croat did not make it to the top 30. Nevertheless, the professional from Real Madrid will not miss the event. +++ Didier Drogba leads through the evening +++ Of course, today's gala will also be adorned with a celebrity presenter: Ex-professional Didier Drogba will lead through the evening, together with the TV journalist Sandy Heribert. +++ Dzenifer Marozsan and Co. arrive +++ A whole delegation of the women's team of Olympique Lyon is on the Red carpet appeared, including national player Dzenifer Marozsan. +++ Lionel Messi on the red carpet +++ The superstar of FC Barcelona is considered the top favorite to win the golden ball. Accordingly, the interest in the Argentinian who goes on the red carpet in these minutes is correspondingly large. +++ Robert Lewandowski at the Ballon d'Or in the Top 10 +++ Places 30 to 11 are taken. So it is clear that Robert Lewandowski made it into the top 10. It is still unclear on which rank the Bayern goalscorer lands or whether he can even intervene in the race for the award. +++ Ballon-d'Or-Gala: The placements +++ Announced by the start of the event "France Football "gradually the posterior placements. sport.de gives the right overview: Rank 28: Donny Van de Beek, Marquinhos, Joao FelixPlace 26: Karim Benzema, Georginio WijnaldumPlace 24: Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc-André ter StegenPlace 23: Hugo LlorisPlace 22: Heung-min SonPlace 20: Dusan Tadic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 19: Trent Alexander-Arnold 18: Antoine Griezmann 17: Roberto Firmino 16: Sergio Aguero 15: Matthijs de Ligt 14: Kevin de Bruyne 13: Eden Hazard 12: Raheem Sterling 11: Frenkie de Jong 10: Riyad MahrezPlace 9: Bernardo SilvaPlace 8: Robert LewandowskiPlace 7: Alisson BeckerPlace 6: Kylian MbappéPlace 5: Mohamed SalahPlace 4: Sadio ManéPlace 3: Cristiano RonaldoPlace 2: Virgil van DijkPlace 1: Lionel Messi +++ Ballon d'Or Gala: These are the nominees +++ These 30 stars are hopeful: Sadio Mané (Liverpool), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Dušan Tadić (Ajax Amsterdam), 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 (Liverpool ), Matthijs de Ligt (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 (SSC Napoli), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), João Felix (Atlético Madrid) +++ Ballon d'Or Gala: These are the categories +++ In addition to the awards for the best footballer and the best Footballer is also named the best goalkeeper as well as the best U21 player in the world. In this category, the Leverkusen Kai Havertz and BVB professional Jadon Sancho are among the nominees. +++ Ballon d'Or 2019: Who are the favorites? +++ The winners of the Ballon d'Or are chosen by specialist journalists from all over the world under the leadership of "France Football". While the Bundesliga is represented in the men only by striker Star Lewandowski from Bayern, Champions League winner FC Liverpool with seven players the strongest club fraction. The Netherlands are among the top 30 in the top 30 with five candidates. The list goes on as usual with favorites Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus). Both won the Ballon d'Or five times each. The Croatian winner Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is not included.