Ballon D'Or 2019: How the top 30 players shortlisted for award finished

Ballon D'Or 2019: How the top 30 players shortlisted for award finished

Ballon D'Or 2019 ceremony was headlined by Lionel Messi who won the biggest prize of the night in Paris as he won his sixth award.

Messi's biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo came third as Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk was in second position.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were ranked in the fourth and fifth positions respectively after helping the Reds won last season's Champions League.

The 30-man shortlist was dominated by Premier League stars after three teams from the English topflight division made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

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Here is the 30-man list and how they finished

28. Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)

28. Donny van de Beek (Ajax)

28. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)

26. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

26. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

24. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

24. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

23. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)

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22. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur)

20. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

20. Dusan Tadic (Ajax)

19. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

18. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)

17. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

16. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

15. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)

14. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

13. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)

12. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

11. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)

10. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

9. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

7. Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Virgil van Dijk's comments about Cristiano Ronaldo during the Ballon D'Or award was not taken likely by fans on social media.

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