Why Lionel Messi deserved to win the Ballon d'Or over Virgil van Dijk | ESPN FC

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  • Tripp Towler
    Tripp Towler  2 days back

    nice

    • Ray Indra
      Ray Indra  3 days back

      Argentinean national team needed Messi ? I think that football is not boxing or tennis ? Indeed the stats of Messi are incredible

      • CROWMANS SKY TV
        CROWMANS SKY TV  3 days back

        Van dijk should of won he made liverpool win champions league and messi couldn't win champions league and van dijk winning the english league this year

        • Hung Fei Lee
          Hung Fei Lee  4 days back

          media n votes is biased toward a need for messi to win. but van dijk deserve more as he is significant to liverpool titles more over messi to barcelona based on overall year progress

          • terry phidaheights
            terry phidaheights  4 days back

            this isnt the only time van dijk will finish second this season.....mcfc

            • Fidelis Chibwe
              Fidelis Chibwe  4 days back

              Messi deserved to win

              • Aboubacar Sidick Diaby

                légende du football Léo

                • YSfifa
                  YSfifa  4 days back

                  When they asked if Liverpool would win the champions league with Messi, the most simple answer is 'Yes'. Now not saying VVD isnt important for Liverpool, but as a whole that team is better than Barcelona if you stripped Messi and VVD out the picture. Liverpool would have the best attack in the world if they had Messi, and would still have Alisson who is the best goalkeeper in the world arguably.

                  • toto maxwell
                    toto maxwell  4 days back

                    FAKE BS BALLON D'OR

                    • Mewan Dlyngdoh
                      Mewan Dlyngdoh  5 days back

                      This YouTube channel is so bais..

                      • Tik Xiong
                        Tik Xiong  5 days back

                        Messi👍👍👍👍 no question as long as he still there to play... who wants to win the Ballon d’Or will have to wait till he is retiring from soccer.......

                        • Yazz Street
                          Yazz Street  5 days back

                          Ronaldo won the ballon dor when he was at United .. and when he was in Spain .. he’s the goat

                          • hugues dupiton
                            hugues dupiton  5 days back

                            Messi remontada submissive expert 😂😂😂
                            Messi the hoax

                            • Shem Boss
                              Shem Boss  5 days back

                              Messi didn't deserve

                              • devandran
                                devandran  5 days back

                                Messi would be unstoppable if he had choosed Spain over Argentina

                                • The 360 Gaming zone
                                  The 360 Gaming zone  5 days back

                                  Ronaldo is always my motivation he is very hardworking and the fittest among all football players.

                                  • Sammy 10
                                    Sammy 10  5 days back

                                    Liverpool fan boys logic
                                    Robertson best lb
                                    Allison best gk
                                    Gomez one of the most promising cb
                                    Fabinho beast in cdm
                                    Firmino attacker with cdm defending stats
                                    But vvd carried whole defense without vvd liverpool has poor defense xD like really

                                    • Rosario Nunez
                                      Rosario Nunez  6 days back

                                      He only plays well with Barcelona outside of that “nada”

                                      • Marc Lamparter
                                        Marc Lamparter  4 days back

                                        What r u talking about? He plays great for Argentina as well. Or do u HV the inside scoop on some secret team he plays for?

                                    • Abu Mansaray
                                      Abu Mansaray  6 days back

                                      lol, Ronald's states were better last season than Mess's states this season🤔

                                      • Gordon Owens
                                        Gordon Owens  6 days back

                                        Mani was ranked 4th?!! Mani should have won, he never gives up makes incredible goals, involves his teammates to win games. Messi is not a clutch player and his time has past.

                                        • Jayden Jones
                                          Jayden Jones  6 days back

                                          If were being honest messi should have 7 and Ronaldo should have 3
                                          Messi should have won it in 2012/13 (not Ribéry and definitely not Ronaldo) Ribéry had 11 goals 24 assists and yes he won the champions league but he had 1 goal and 5 assists, Ronaldo had 55 goals 12 assists in 55 games 0 trophies, Messi had 60 goals 15 assists in 50 games and a domestic double. Suarez should have won it in 2015/16 he had 59 goals 22 assists in 58 games with a domestic double Ronaldo had 51 goals 15 assists and the champions league as well as the euros however he didn’t have major contributions in the KO stage so that one is debatable but I’d give it to Suárez. and in 2018 it shouldn’t have been Modrić but it also shouldn’t have been Ronaldo, Mbappe should have won it he had 21 goals 15 assists and won the World Cup. Should be messi 7 Ronaldo 3 but the media wants to create the rivalry so I get it.

                                          • Shauka Hodan
                                            Shauka Hodan  6 days back

                                            Stevie is "worldwide liverpool fans in a nutshell".

                                        • Brian Payne Jr
                                          Brian Payne Jr  6 days back

                                          5:05 will forever be spoken, you cannot deny the facts and stats he has put up throughout his career. CR7 is a phenomenal player and athlete but there is only 1 GOAT

                                          • Shauka Hodan
                                            Shauka Hodan  6 days back

                                            somehow Barça even would have lost with less goals than 4 (where Barça would have won in aggregate) against Liverpool then we wouldn't be having this conversation.

                                        • Emmanuel Alagbala
                                          Emmanuel Alagbala  6 days back

                                          What more should Van Dijk have done to help Liverpool or The Netherlands? Everyone is comparing Van Dijk as an attacker to Messi as an attacker instead of Van Dijk as a defender to Messi as an attacker.

                                          • Sniper Headshot
                                            Sniper Headshot  6 days back

                                            Scoring 50 goals in a season in normal for Messi but a lifetime dream hard to realize for most of the players...

                                            • okow tina
                                              okow tina  6 days back

                                              Messi definitely carried Barca but Liverpool improves immensely once VVD entered that club

                                          • faisikv faisikv
                                            faisikv faisikv  6 days back

                                            Messi is the best football history ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                            • John Adan
                                              John Adan  6 days back

                                              Good for him

                                              • okow tina
                                                okow tina  6 days back

                                                In this guy had ...if Barca is wining..is because of Messi...if is loosing..is ...because of......Liverpool 😂😂😂😂😂

                                            • RichieBRZ16
                                              RichieBRZ16  6 days back

                                              Of the top 7 players voted 4 of them are Liverpool players. Van Dyk is great but he has way more help than Messi. Messi is clearly the best also most valuable. End of story.

                                              • Thapelo Kgoadi
                                                Thapelo Kgoadi  6 days back

                                                Still not the greatest in my opinions put the oldies in this time they match or even better his records,one that comes to mind is Eusebio,in my opinion he should be in the GOAT conversation.

                                                • Priestc12345
                                                  Priestc12345  6 days back

                                                  It’s painful listening to Ale

                                                  • mixio hili
                                                    mixio hili  6 days back

                                                    You are the best

                                                    • ntahla gaming
                                                      ntahla gaming  6 days back

                                                      van Dijk quite poor this season and Ronaldo slumped badly.
                                                      Messi deserved it more than any other player this year

                                                      • Pt Bot
                                                        Pt Bot  6 days back

                                                        Then explain how Luca Modric won the Ballon D'or last year. Messi put up practically the same goal and assist stats. Won the La Liga. All just like THIS year. But why did he not deserve Ballon D'or last year too. Modric wasn't even the one to carry RM. RM still had ronaldo, and even Bale, who contributed to their CL win. If we're gonna give Ballon D'or to the player with best stats, only messi and ronaldo should win them in the past 10 years.

                                                        if you look at barca and liverpool roster last year, then you can;t say Barca is deficient. Their players just didnt play to their full potential. Meanwhile, VVD transformed Liverpool entire defence and lifted the whole team's performance. He made Joe Gomez, Matip, Loven into world class defender. His solid defence gave platform to the workman midfield with the like of Hendo, Gini, Milner to play so well.

                                                        What did Messi do to lift his fellow player?

                                                        • mixio hili
                                                          mixio hili  6 days back

                                                          lool so funny,i thought only champions league winners win the balon d 'or. so funny ronaldo was top goal scorer in 2017/18 season and helped madrid win their hatrick but di

                                                      • Tao of Paul
                                                        Tao of Paul  6 days back

                                                        There is no criteria so everyone’s right

                                                        • Guillermo Fernandez
                                                          Guillermo Fernandez  6 days back

                                                          These people swear that Messi’s team isn’t surrounded by some of the best players in the world 😂 *specifically picked at their best moments to play with him*

                                                          • Shiyam Khaled Chowdhury

                                                            Agreed. He carried them both in LaLiga(top scorer) and UCL(top scorer. You can't judge him by just 90 min of 2nd leg, not to mention how good he was in the 1st leg. If somehow Barça even would have lost with less goals than 4 (where Barça would have won in aggregate) against Liverpool then we wouldn't be having this conversation.

                                                            • Shauka Hodan
                                                              Shauka Hodan  6 days back

                                                              Stevie is "worldwide liverpool fans in a nutshell".

                                                              • John Cornell
                                                                John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                Messi doesn't seem to turn up in the big CL away knockout games. Mediocre at Liverpool in 2019, mediocre at Roma in 2018, mediocre at PSG and Juventus in 2017 and mediocre at Atletico on 2016.
                                                                I see a pattern.
                                                                Even Van Dijk scored more CL knockout away goals last season.........and he's a defender.

                                                                • Joao Flores
                                                                  Joao Flores  6 days back

                                                                  Ronaldo was rob last year

                                                                  • Shauka Hodan
                                                                    Shauka Hodan  6 days back

                                                                    one or no defense could stop him. Watch, Dijk can’t dominate 5 or 10 years from now.

                                                                • Bogdy Bogdy
                                                                  Bogdy Bogdy  6 days back

                                                                  In this guy had ...if Barca is wining..is because of Messi...if is loosing..is ...because of......Liverpool 😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                  • Jason Caruana
                                                                    Jason Caruana  6 days back

                                                                    Messi definitely carried Barca but Liverpool improves immensely once VVD entered that club

                                                                    • John Cornell
                                                                      John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                      @Jason Caruana
                                                                      Indeed. Barca had Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol (World and European Champions with Spain). We see that Barcelona haven't won the CL again since the days of Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol. I don't know why some people seem to insist only Messi turned Barcelona into such a great team.
                                                                      Liverpool hadn't reached a CL final for 12 years. 4 months after Van Dijk joined, they did. Then they won it the following year.

                                                                    • Jason Caruana
                                                                      Jason Caruana  6 days back

                                                                      John Cornell agree during the past 15 years Barca would still have won a champions league and definitely a few league titles without him, Liverpool well we are seeing what they have become with VVD on defence

                                                                    • John Cornell
                                                                      John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                      Yep. The difference is staggering. Barcelona were already Champions League winners in 2006 before Messi had an impact.

                                                                  • Mohammed Bazil
                                                                    Mohammed Bazil  7 days back

                                                                    If any one can stop messi10 its only cr7 (i know last year luka won)

                                                                    • Tauqeer Ahmad
                                                                      Tauqeer Ahmad  7 days back

                                                                      Goood video

                                                                      • david padilla
                                                                        david padilla  7 days back

                                                                        The question should be why he didn't deserve to win the trophy over van dijk i will answer that with 3 words he got robbed yes van dijk got robbed messy had no business winning that trophy he didnt do much of anything for his club or his national team but van dijk won the champions league and i think he was the top scorer in that competition fifa got it wrong just because your messy or ronaldo diesnt mean you automatic win it and excluding the other top players that won more tgan this 2 it was rigged tgey wanted messy to win it no matter if you didnt win tge champions shame on the organizers of this award they gave that ballon de or to the wrong player shame on them messy didnt do enough to win it messy and barcelona fail to go the finals and liverpoil deserve to win it that's why this award was rigged van dijk beat messy and barcelona to get to the champions final and win it shame on them van dijk got robbed big time please do the right thing messy give that trophy back to van dijk the player that deserve to win it !! What a shame!!

                                                                        • John Cornell
                                                                          John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                          Too many people voted for other Liverpool players like Mane. Van Dijk only missed out by 7 votes, sadly.

                                                                      • okow tina
                                                                        okow tina  7 days back

                                                                        Alisson has more to do with the CL title than VVD.

                                                                        • cristiano Alves
                                                                          cristiano Alves  7 days back

                                                                          Moreno will never stop riding messi wagons

                                                                          • Klopp AllTheWay
                                                                            Klopp AllTheWay  7 days back

                                                                            I got only 2 questions, where was Messi when Barca needed only one goal to reach the final? And where was VVD when Liverpool need 4 goals and a clean sheet?

                                                                            • John Cornell
                                                                              John Cornell  5 days back

                                                                              @Klopp AllTheWay
                                                                              Messi doesn't seem to turn up in the big CL away knockout games. Mediocre at Liverpool in 2019, mediocre at Roma in 2018, mediocre at PSG and Juventus in 2017 and mediocre at Atletico on 2016.
                                                                              I see a pattern.
                                                                              Even Van Dijk scored more CL knockout away goals last season.........and he's a defender.

                                                                            • Klopp AllTheWay
                                                                              Klopp AllTheWay  6 days back

                                                                              John Cornell those people r clueless. Messi won because they used to vote for him, not as he was the best player last season.

                                                                            • John Cornell
                                                                              John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                              Indeed.

                                                                          • Eternity Derek Drums
                                                                            Eternity Derek Drums  7 days back

                                                                            lol messi carried barcelona to were??? lol to always losing either in the quater finals or the semifinals?? lol look what happened to madrid when ronaldo left, you guys are so hypocritic and ronaldo haters, you robed him and you are not fair at all

                                                                            • okow tina
                                                                              okow tina  7 days back

                                                                              Messi has been better before, but even van Dijk would vote for him now. I'm glad Messi will now likely end up ahead of Cristiano in terms of number of Ballons d'Or won when

                                                                          • Eternity Derek Drums
                                                                            Eternity Derek Drums  7 days back

                                                                            lool so funny,i thought only champions league winners win the balon d 'or. so funny ronaldo was top goal scorer in 2017/18 season and helped madrid win their hatrick but didn't get the balon, now messi aint never won no champions league in years now, but he wins??? i have no words for this kind of corruption, messi won but it doesn't change anything, ronaldo won his sixth balon d 'or already wether you gave him or not. why didn't van dyk win?

                                                                            • John Cornell
                                                                              John Cornell  6 days back

                                                                              No, only Barcelona and Madrid players win this award is more like it.