Messi has been named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019 award beating Ronaldo and Van Dijk. During his acceptance speech, Messi says collective awards are more important than individual arwards for him.
Messi: “For me, individual awards are a secondary thing, the important one are the collective ones, but it’s a special night for me.”
“I would like to thank everyone who have voted for me to win The Best.”
“I am lucky to be with my family, Thiago and Mateo have attended for the first time. To see my children enjoy watching me receive the award is unique.”