Back in August, van Dijk has been declared the UEFA Player of the Year while Lionel Messi was appointed the FIFA FIFPro Greatest Men’s Player a month. For the award of the men Ballon D’Or, it seems as though it’s going to be a 50-50 % chance of winning between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Bracelonas’s Lionel Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo sitting at third.
Van Dijk polled almost 100 points more in voting for the UEFA award – 305 to 207 – together with Cristaino Ronaldo third with 74 points. The FIFA FIFPro voting was a good deal nearer – Messi 46, van Dijk 38, and Cristiano Ronaldo 36. Ronaldo and Messi have won the Ballon d’Or five times and finished as runners-up five times.
Another 27 nominations Are :
Sadio Mane; Sergio Aguero; Frenkie de Jong; Hugo Lloris; Dusan Tadic; Kylian Mbappe; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Donny van de Beek; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Marc-André ter Stegen; Alisson; Matthijs de Ligt; Karim Benzema; Georginio Wijnaldum; Bernardo Silva; Heung-min Son; Robert Lewandowski; Roberto Firmino; Kevin De Bruyne; Antoine Griezmann; Eden Hazard; Joao Felix; Kalidou Koulibaly; Riyad Mahrez; Marquinhos; Mo Salah; Raheem Sterling.
Winner to be Announced on 2nd December 2019 in France Award Ceremony